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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, Relationship issues, 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
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Certificate in Couples/Relationship Counselling
  • Certificate in Family counselling
  • Anxiety Management Diploma
  • Grief & Bereavement Counselling Diploma
  • Certificate in Mental Health First Aid for Children & Young People
  • Working with Risk - Self-harm and Suicide
  • Certificate in Suicide Bereavement Training

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Please contact me for information in relation to fees for Couples/Relationships or Family 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.

When I work

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Daytime, Evenings and Weekends

Ashton-Under-Lyne, OL6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

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