Vanessa Shipley


Vanessa is passionate about helping people to improve their mental health so that they can enjoy more fulfilling lives. She has a Master’s Degree and Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Counselling, and is a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). She also provides face-to-face and online Psychotherapy and Counselling to adults 18 years of age or over.


Psychodynamic Psychotherapy & Counselling (Face-to-face and Online).


Anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement and grief, loss, trauma, childhood trauma, self-harming, OCD, attachment disorders, low self – esteem,  suicidal ideation, addiction, anger management, insomnia, eating disorders, family or relationship difficulties, depersonalisation, panic attacks, adult ADHD and phobias.



Vanessa has years of experience working as a Psychotherapist for multiple large companies such as MIND and the Government Justice Department. Additionally she also has 5 years experience working in rehabilitation.


  • MA in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy & Counselling for adults
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy & Counselling
  • BA Hons degree in Philosophy & Politics


Vanessa has years of experience working as a Psychotherapist for MIND, for the GOVT Justice Dept, and for the Henry Centre in Westcliffe-on-Sea. She also has 5 years experience working in the rehabilitation dept of a Forensic Psychiatric Hospital.

Style & Approach

I believe that at some point in most of our lives we need extra support to help us navigate through issues that are overwhelming us, and my ability to listen and my empathy form a fundamental part in the sessions that I offer. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is an approach with long-lasting effects which helps us to do a deep dive into the unconscious mind and is an effective treatment for a very wide range of difficulties, improving not only mental health but physical health too. Whilst providing you with a very nurturing space, free from all judgement, I can help you to trace the roots of your present difficulties so that you can understand and process them, enabling you to feel freer, be more confident, have more fulfilling relationships and be ready to reach your true potential.