Shira Baram

Hello, my name is Shira and I am a person-centred humanistic counsellor and psychotherapist, and Mindfulness Practitioner working with adults and young people.  

I am passionate about supporting those I work with, to process and explore the important things that are happening in their lives.  It can often be difficult to talk to those close to us about what is happening on and how we are feeling.  I provide an empathic, non-judgemental and compassionate therapeutic space for you to talk about your feelings, thoughts and experiences.   

As a Person-Centred therapist I give you the freedom to talk about anything without an agenda.  I work with what you bring to the therapeutic space and you are not limited to any specific area or issue.  I will help you develop your own goals, self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-trust, and I tailor my work to your needs. I often use creative techniques such as drawing and music to help those I am working with explore what is happening for them.  

I have extensive experience of working with anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, self-identity and sexuality, health issues including cancer, chronic illnesses and mental health conditions. I have experience of working in schools, third sector organisations and private practice.   

Type of Therapy Offered 

  • Humanistic – person centred 
  • Talking therapy
  • Creative Therapy
  • Solution Based Therapy.  
  • Mindfulness Therapy – I can provide mindfulness-based therapy either on its own or incorporated into our sessions.   


Further information 

I am Co-Chair for the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist (BACP) Expert Reference Group looking at increasing accessibility to counselling for children and young people in schools, colleges and community hubs.  I have been a panel member for Education Support and Pearson Education.  I am a qualified teacher and have experience of health promotion and psychology.  

My fees are £45, and I offer online weekly therapy sessions and monthly face to face sessions at Cornerstone.