David Shaw

David Shaw


01505 346 845 / 07506346845

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About me

I am a qualified CBT counselor providing one to one counselling, couples counselling and group-based therapy. I have 16 years experience of working in the addictions and mental health field as a support worker, team leader, group facilitator trainer and counsellor.

I provide a safe comfortable space where you can talk in confidence about your difficulties.

I work across Renfrewshire and Glasgow and offer a range of support for anxiety, depression, self-esteem addictive behaviours, trauma, stress and relationship difficulties.

I incorporate Mindfulness and Compassion Focused Therapy into our sessions.  In addition, I utilize Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focussed Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment therapy.

I offer a flexible service in a range of venues in Paisley and Glasgow and can offer Skype counselling sessions too. I also offer a free telephone consultation to clients where I would get a clearer picture of your issue and gather your contact details.  At this point, you can book an assessment appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications include

BA hons (Social Science)

Post Graduate Diploma drugs and alcohol studies.

Post graduate diploma leadership in addiction services.

COSCA Counseling skills.

COSCA Further skills in counseling.

COSCA CBT Diploma in counseling.

I also have a range of CPD qualifications including group work, gambling counselling, mindfulness, ASSIST suicide prevention motivational interviewing.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Compassion focussed therapy


My fees are £40 for an initial assessment then £45 for sessions thereafter.

I also offer telephone and online counseling at a reduced rate of £35.00 

Group therapy sessions are specially priced depending on the length and nature of the therapy.

Free initial telephone consultations are also available to discuss your specific counseling needs.

Further information

I have an interest in supporting clients in the use of compassion focussed approaches to cope with stress, anxiety, addictive behaviours and difficult relationships. I also provide counselling for clients who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma.

Self-compassion is a powerful method for addressing issues around shame and guilt and can be learned using a range of mindfulness-based exercises and Cognitive behavioural techniques.

Maps & Directions

Paisley, PA2

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


My Hours are Monday to  Wednesday 9:00 am- 20:00 pm Thursday 9:00 am to 13:00pm.

Online and telephone therapy sessions by arrangement.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme