Adam Shaw MSc Therapeutic Counselling MBACP BSc (Hons) Psychology
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.
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;
Self-esteem and confidence,
Loss and bereavement,
Anxiety and panic attacks,
Stress management and work related issues,
Relationship issues (including family issues),
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
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Certificate in Counselling supervision
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
Concessions and student rates are available
Parking is available and two bus routes pass by (the 146 between Bromley and Downe and the R8 between Orpington station and Biggin Hill)