Adam Shaw

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MSc Therapeutic Counselling MBACP BSc (Hons) Psychology
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Orpington, Kent, BR6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome to my profile page.
I have been working in a GP surgery since 2007 for a counselling charity as well as working in private practice and this has provided me with extensive experience working with people struggling with a broad range of problems (see below for details).

How counselling can help
Exploring your difficulties in a safe and confidential environment can lead to a greater understanding that can bring about change through a shift in personal, relational and external perception regarding those problems. These cognitive (thinking), psychological and emotional shifts can help us work through those issues, manage the often overwhelming feelings that may be associated with them, and create a set of tools that can help us deal with any other difficulties life may throw at us in the future.

About me
My approach to counselling is integrative, drawing from multiple theoretical backgrounds to suit the needs of my clients. I am also a qualified counselling tutor and clinical supervisor.
In addition to general counselling issues I have had extensive experience working with;
Depression,
Self-esteem and confidence,
Loss and bereavement,
Anxiety and panic attacks,
Stress management and work related issues,
Relationship issues (including family issues),
OCD,
Phobias,
Anger
Trauma and abuse.

Working in a variety of settings, I offer both long and short term counselling and I have experience working with adults and adolescents.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Therapeutic Counselling
MBACP
BSc (Hons) Psychology

Certificate in Counselling supervision

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£40.00 - £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Sessions are £40-£50 for 60 minutes

When I work

I have availability on weekdays and evenings. I also have limited availability on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Please contact me to discuss specific times and dates.

Further information

Concessions and student rates are available

Walk and Talk therapy is available upon request.

Parking is available and two bus routes pass by (the 146 between Bromley and Downe and the R8 between Orpington station and Biggin Hill)

Downe, Orpington, Kent, BR6

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

I am a qualified supervisor and supervision tutor as well as counselling both in private practice and for a counselling charity.

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Adam Shaw
Adam Shaw