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About me

I am offering face to face therapy to those who feel comfortable at my private practice in Kensington W10- ask me about availability. Alternatively we can connect via Zoom or the telephone.

My approach

My style of therapy is Humanistic which is a fundamentally optimistic approach. I am warm, non-judgemental and empathic and will encourage you to recognise your inner resources and strengths.

There will be a strong focus on the relationship between us, on self-awareness and the potential for change. We will explore how you relate to yourself and others in the world identifying potentially unhelpful patterns of behaviour and developing new and more positive ways of living.

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 or distressing 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.


Choosing a therapist

Research shows us that the relationship between the client and their therapist is the greatest predictor of success, so making the right choice could not be more important If you would like to enquire further then please do give me a call and if I am not the right person for you right now I may be able to recommend somebody who is.

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 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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


My fee is from £60 per session payments can be made by cash, cheque or bank transfer.

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access

My consulting room is on the ground floor.


I have daytime face to face and online slots available as well as a limited number of evening zoom sessions. I work flexibly in order to meet your needs during this complicated time.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Elizabeth Shaw BSc, MBACP

Elizabeth Shaw BSc, MBACP