About me

I understand it can be scary to take that first step to make an appointment but I doubt you will have any regrets. Invest in yourself because you are worth it.

Beginning therapy can be a big step towards being the healthiest version of yourself and living the best life possible. No matter what challenges you may be facing, through therapy you can change behaviours and habits and resolve painful feelings.

No-one should have to face problems alone and I would like to help you gain the tools you need to make any necessary changes to enable you to live a more fulfilling life.

Within my work I cover a range of issues including Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Low Self-esteem/Low Confidence.

Together we will build a therapeutic relationship where you feel comfortable and safe enough to explore your experiences and difficulties with me, in a confidential, non-judgemental environment.

We will work through your thoughts and feelings and through our counselling sessions you will be provided with the opportunity to gain the tools you need to encourage growth and move towards change.

I hope this website has given you a sense of what I can offer, but please do feel free to contact me for a chat on 07756 696247 if you wish to discuss anything further, or email me.

Training, qualifications & experience

Debbie Shaw, PgDip, Person Centred Counsellor, MBACP/BACP Registered.

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Grief & Bereavement Counselling Diploma
  • Anxiety Management Diploma
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 3)
  • Counselling Concepts (Level 2)
  • Certificate in Mental Health First Aid for Children & Young People
  • Working with Risk - Self-harm and Suicide
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling
  • Certificate in Suicide Bereavement Training

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Please contact me for information in relation to fees for One to One counselling or Couples/Relationships therapy.

I ask for payment to be made by bank transfer the day prior to the session.

Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available.

I currently offer support face to face or by telephone or Zoom.

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Daytime, Evenings and Weekends

Ashton-Under-Lyne
OL6

Saddleworth
Oldham
Greater Manchester
OL3

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

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Debbie Shaw

Debbie Shaw