Anthony Hall-Shaw

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MA, MBACP(Accredited), PGCert, PGDip(s'vision), Dip Couns.
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Blackpool, Lancashire, FY2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Offering confidential counselling & psychotherapy by phone or online.      
I am an integrative counsellor offering cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and EMDR. 

Call 07990 500040 for details or email me. 

In helping relationships and talking therapies, the relationship and rapport with your therapist is of paramount importance.  But this has to be underpinned with qualifications and correct knowledge about psychotherapy. 

I have a wide acquirement of qualifications, the highest of which are a Masters Degree from Manchester University and Accreditation since 2008 with British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy. 

I have just celebrated the landmark 20 years as a practicing counsellor in various sessions that have included The Priory, NHS, Bupa, private addiction rehab units, and extensive EAP work. 

This means that I have the qualifications and experience to help a large range of mental health problems in a confidential, non-judgemental, and responsive way.                                _________________________________________________________________________

Training, qualifications & experience


C&G 7307 FE Teacher’s Certificate 1999 Tameside College (Manchester)

Diploma in Counselling 2002 Rusland College (Bath)

Diploma in Counselling (BACP accred.) 2004 Manchester College of Arts/tech.

Advanced Certificate in CBT 2006 University of Central Lancashire

Post Grad Cert in Counselling 2006 University of Central Lancashire

EMDR (Level 1 & Interm.) 2007 University of Manchester

Master of Arts degree (counselling) 2008 University of Manchester

MBACP accreditation 2008 Accredited member of BACP

Certificate Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy 2010 University of Manchester (psychiatry)

EMDR level 3 & 4 - 2010 & 2012 

Certificate in CBT from Skills Development Service at British Psychological Society.  2014

Post graduate Diploma in Supervision - 2022  


Accredited member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

UKRCP registered independent counsellor & psychotherapist

ICO - records kept in accordance with Data Protection requirements. 


Certificate in Transactional Analysis (TA101), Health & Safety Cert, Deaf Awareness cert, ‘Dance with life’ experiential counselling certificate (level 3)

Play Therapy (2002),
Attachment, Brain function and Practice (2005),
Understanding anxiety and managing it without drugs (2005),
Working with dreams and Jungian therapy (2006),
Working therapeutically with OCD (2009),
Sexual Abuse Workshop (2009),
Managing Pain with CBT (2009),
Researching counsellor training (2009),
Making sense of qualitative data (2009),
Social research & counselling (2009),
Reflexivity in counselling (2009), 
HIV Counselling (2009),
Critical enquiry counselling (2009),
Safeguarding Young Adults (2010),
Delivering Psychological interventions via telephone (2010),
Drugs Now (2010), T
he science & practice of a transdiagnostic person-centred ultra-cognitive therapy (2010),
Working with people who self-harm (2010),
Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy (2010).
Certificate in CBT (2013)

... too numerous to mention!  

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

As well as person-centred counselling, I offer CBT and EMDR.


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£50.00 - £90.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Health Assured

Additional information

£50 - Counselling sessions (per hour)

£90 - CBT or EMDR (per hour) 

£120 - Supervision (per 1.5 hours) 

(Discounted package sessions available with 10% reduction for 10 sessions or more) 

... first session £50 and same for subsequent sessions thereafter.  No hidden costs.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

TELEPHONE or ONLINE Counselling, CBT & EMDR in Blackpool.

Working times are flexible but I always try to accommodate clients who require evening and weekend appointments.  

Further information

I DO TELEPHONE & ONLINE (ZOOM) Counselling.  I offer new prospective clients to meet together as a 'one-off' to see if the rapport between us works.  This first meeting is for about an hour or less (sessions are usually an hour long), and there is no obligation to return.  In other words, you try one session of counselling and then decide whether to proceed.  This is for a fee of £40 
At this initial session we can discuss the right possible therapy type for your self.  As you can see on here, I am a practitioner of EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing); CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy); Counselling (person centered); and I have training also in psychodynamic and transactional analysis approaches.  These types of therapies can be discussed at your first session to decide what is most suitable for you.

Blackpool, Lancashire, FY2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
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Anthony Hall-Shaw
Anthony Hall-Shaw