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Shikainah Champion

CBT Therapist, Surrey

Hello, I am a Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist. I also trained as a Behavioural Couples Therapist (BCT) under renowned couples therapist Prof Donald Baucom from the University of North Carolina, USA and can work with couples on issues like communication, problem-solving, joint decision-making, and sexual intimacy.


In addition to private practice, I am also employed by the NHS in a psychological therapies service in South West London. I have worked with a diverse groups of clients and have become skilled in creatively designing bespoke interventions whilst keeping to the evidence-based protocols. One of my skills is to look at how best I can help sustain recovery following treatment, looking at clinical issues as well as the wider well-being of clients. I would describe myself as someone who can quickly put people at ease and passionate about seeing how therapy can enable people to live a life of quality and purpose. Apart from English, I am also fluent in Tamil, Hindi & Urdu and am able to deliver therapies in those languages. 

Professional Status

  • Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies)

  • Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover


  • Post Graduate Certificate in Behavioural Couples Therapy (Royal Holloway, University of London) 

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Behaviour and Cognitive Psychotherapies (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)

  • Eye Movement Densitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Level 3  from the EMDR Academy 

  • M.A in Clinical Psychology (University of Pune, India)

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Children, Youth & Development (Institute of Social Studies, Den Haag, The Netherlands)

  • B.A in Psychology (University of Madras, India)

A selection of published articles & presentations

  • Invited to present at BABCP International Conference in Manchester (Jul 2017) Co-Production: Culturally Adapted CBT Group for Tamil refugees and asylum seekers in South West London

  • Champion Samuel, S. ‘Role of Indigenous Folk Arts in fostering mental and emotional health in children’. Presented at XIV Congress of the International Family Therapy Association at Reykjavik, Iceland (Oct 2006)

  • Champion, S, ‘Innovative use of dance and movement therapy to teach specific skills in learning disabled children’. 28th International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China, (mimeo) Aug 2004.

  • Champion, S, ‘Type A behaviour pattern and Triguna in Coronary Heart Disease’, Presented at 27th International Congress of Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden. Jul 2000.

Availability: A range of times and days

Charges: Varies depending on service required


Shikainah Champion
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