Elizabeth Shaw

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Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London, W10
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I work both in person and online with a range of issues including anxiety and depression, relationship struggles, issues with self-esteem and childhood trauma. 

My approach

I hold a BSc in Humanistic Counselling which is an optimistic approach that is non-judgemental and empathic, encouraging you to recognise your inner resources and strengths. 

I like to focus on the relationship between us and on getting to know you as you start to see yourself more clearly. Together we will explore potentially unhelpful patterns of behaviour and look too develop new and more positive ways of thinking and feeling.

I hope that when we finish working together you will feel in a much better place.

What to expect

Sessions last for fifty minutes and our initial session is a chance for you to describe the issues that are troubling you and for you to discuss your expectations of counselling with me.

If we both agree to begin therapy then further sessions will be arranged typically at the same day and time each week. Whatever we discuss will be in total confidence and treated with respect.



My particular interest lies in our childhood experiences and what we deny or repress, and how this continues to impact us as adults. The way we saw ourselves growing up and the challenges we experienced often dictate how we are as friends, employees, partners and parents. This process will help you understand what holds you back and how you may be standing in your own way. I will offer you a safe and confidential space to explore whatever it is that brings you even if you are not sure what that is!

Choosing a therapist

Research shows us that the relationship between the client and their therapist is  one of the greatest predictors of therapeutic success, so making the right choice could not be more important. If you would like to enquire further please do give me a call.

What my clients say

A safe environment, a calm energy and a non-judgmental space is what I found during my time speaking with Elizabeth. I felt at ease speaking openly about issues that I hadn’t spoken about before; in response I was met with understanding and support.

The thoughts and feelings that I had struggled with processing alone were afforded a dedicated space and time with Elizabeth. As a result, I was able to approach these struggles compassionately and with a greater sense of understanding.

Therapy with Elizabeth has provided me with a renewed and reinforced sense of balance that I now recognise within myself.’

Elizabeth has all of the qualities one would seek in a Counsellor. Empathy, trust, and excellent recall to name a few.

Elizabeth is totally present with you at all times, warm and human and manages this whilst retaining a professional response at all times
I would definitely recommend her services

I wanted to thank you for our sessions which I have found so helpful. Thank you for being such an empathetic and kind counsellor. I have really enjoyed these sessions and have worked through many things during this process.

Elizabeth is a great therapist. I immediately felt comfortable and safe in her presence. The sessions always move at my pace and she strikes a great balance between the sessions sometimes being more self-led and sometimes being more of a two way dialogue.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a BSc in Humanistic Counselling from Middlesex University and a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling from Metanoia Institute.

I support clients with a wide range of issues from anxiety and depression to relationship difficulties and trauma in my private practice in North Kensington, as well as in two charitable settings in Ealing and Notting Hill.

In addition to my qualifications and experience, my registration with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) provides you with the security of being in the safe hands of a qualified professional who follows their code of ethics.

My work is also fully insured and professionally supervised.

Member organisations

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

Health and psychosocial effects of COVID-19 - mental health problems including depression, anxiety and cognitive difficulties arising as a result of the pandemic.


£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fee is £70 per session payable by bank transfer or cash.

When I work

I offer face to face and online sessions or a mix of the two if that works best for you.

Take advantage of a free introductory telephone conversation to see if we are a good fit.

Further information

Sessions take place in a comfortable space with lots of natural light.

I offer face to face and online working or a combination of the two, whatever works best for you and your schedule to enable you to attend consistently and feel the benefit of the sessions. 

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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There is a step up to my garden path and another step at my front door, my consulting room is on the ground floor. I do not have an accessible toilet.