Shannon Merchant, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Shannon Merchant

Ilkley LS19
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Shannon Merchant, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Shannon Merchant

Ilkley LS19
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My Approach

I work exclusively with couples to get the love they really want. Do you feel like you’re constantly walking on eggshells in your relationship? Perhaps you feel lonely and hurt because of constant arguing and misunderstandings. Do you long for the warmth/ sex/ love you once had but don’t know how you'll ever get it back? Maybe you’re thinking your partner is not the one after all, as somehow you've found yourself trapped in an unhappy relationship. Or perhaps you're devastated after an affair, and you don’t know how you’re ever going to trust your partner again.

If this is you, I’ll help you move past where you’re stuck, teach you how to communicate safely with each other and be your cheerleader as you rebuild a loving, joyful relationship. I’ll teach you tools to use at home so you don't need me.

It’s important to know the most difficult times hold the biggest opportunity for transformation. Conflict is just growth trying to happen. It’s not that you’re not meant to be together. If you're willing to do the work you can build an even better love than before. I will help you quickly without judgement. I return calls and texts within 24 hours and in most cases I can see you in less than a week.

About Me

I trained in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy & Imago Couples Therapy. I’m from NZ and have lived in Europe for 20 years.

I work with

  • Couples
  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

Imago couples therapy is highly suitable for neurodivergent couples. You will learn a way to safely communicate with each so that you don't raise each other's defences, and learn how to listen to each other to understand.
I will teach you somatic tools (breath and movement) and use CBT to help you regulate your anxiety.
I am in a long-term relationship with a neurodivergent partner and we have worked deeply on creating a conscious and loving relationship. I also have one child with autism. Because of this, I have a special interest in neurodiverse romantic relationships.
My area of passion, interest and expertise is relationships, love and dating. I'm also a dating coach.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Psychosynthesis Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

What I can help with

  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Couple Issues
  • Divorce
  • Infertility
  • Relationships
  • Separation
  • Sexuality

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy

Ilkley Office

Ilkley LS19
United Kingdom

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Ilkely LS19

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London Office

London NW1

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London Office

Belsize Park
London Nw3

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Horsforth Office

Horsforth LS18

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Harrogate Office

Harrogate HG1

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UKCP College

  • Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Intersubjective Psychotherapy College (PCIPC)
Shannon Merchant

Shannon Merchant

Ilkley LS19

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