Andreea Weisl Shaw

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MBACP Accred, PhD (Cantab)
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Letchworth Garden City SG6 & Hitchin SG5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Deciding to talk to someone about our worries or troubles can be a really daunting experience and finding the right person is so important. Why don't you give it a go? I am a good listener and I want to hear from you. 

I am an experienced, empathic and supportive psychodynamic and relational integrative therapist. I offer a warm and non-judgemental environment where no problem is too great or too small - what I am interested in most is how it affects you. I work with clients from a variety of different backgrounds and of different ages, struggling with a wide range of issues, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, addiction, bereavement, relationship struggles, trauma, abuse, self-harm, confidence issues, low self-esteem or stress. I am particularly passionate about working with parenting concerns, as well as with issues related to the perimenopause and the menopause and with areas linked with health, fitness and general well-being. 

My approach is based on the belief that our past (from our very early childhood onwards) has a great influence on our present, the way we respond to situations and how we interact with others. So, in our sessions together I will encourage you to look at your past as well as at your present and to consider the way you have related to others throughout your life.

My role is not to judge you, to give you a diagnosis, and even less to tell you what to do. Rather, I will be there to listen to you and to support you in listening to yourself in order to understand your behavioural and emotional patterns. Self-discovery is a journey that is not always easy, and indeed, sometimes it may be quite painful: however, it will be fully worth it, and growth will come from it.

Training, qualifications & experience

Membership:

  • Accredited member of the BACP - MBACP Accred 383628

Training & qualifications: 

  • Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling 
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • PhD (French and Spanish literature), Cambridge University (2009) 

Counselling experience: 

  • Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living (working with clients of a range of ages and backgrounds) - 2019-present
  • Stotfold Counselling - 2022-present 
  • Pix Brook Academy (volunteer school counsellor) - Nov 2022-July 2023
  • Counselling Foundation Stevenage (working with clients of a range of ages and backgrounds) 2018-2021
  • Bedford Prison (working with male inmates) - 2019-2020

I am committed to continuing professional development through conferences, seminars, workshops (both in person and online) and reading supportive material on a regular basis. 

I hold DBS clearance. 

Languages:

I welcome clients who speak Spanish, Italian, French or Romanian. Additionally, while my language level in Hebrew and Portuguese is just conversational and I would be unable to accommodate therapy exclusively in these languages, I believe my familiarity with these languages and their cultures could also be beneficial to our work together. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Health & fitness counselling
  • Parenting issues 

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer concessions in certain circumstances. Please don't let the cost put you off seeking help, but contact me to discuss what is possible for you. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available for face-to-face sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.

Please contact me to discuss potential online session (I prefer using Zoom). 

Further information

I have extensive experience and training in working face to face in the therapy room, but also online and via the telephone. Occasionally, when this is best for the client, I also offer walk and talk sessions. 

I adapt my approach to each client’s individual needs. When appropriate, I also offer creative therapeutic tools such as the sand tray, fairy tales and storytelling, Tarot cards (used for their symbolic potential, not for divination), emotion cards and the emotion wheel etc. 

Letchworth Centre For Healthy Living, Rosehill Hospital, Hitchin Road, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 3NA

Stotfold Counselling, 9, A R C Progress, Mill Lane, Stotfold, Hitchin, Bedfordshire, SG5 4NY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

French
Italian
Romanian
Spanish

Hebrew

Online platforms

Zoom

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