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BACP - Falling into Place Counselling

About me

Thank you and a very warm welcome to Falling into Place Counselling Services by Jackie Shaw.

I have a number of years experience working for local charities as a Counsellor for anyone who has experienced any form of historical or recent sexual violence, along with varying other issues, such as eating disorders, depression, anxiety, stress, just to specify a small few, I have also been a Life-Coach / Mentor to young offenders, offering support on ways to progress, and I am now in my own private practice.

If you’ve made it here to looking at my profile then you’ve already made that decision to make a change in your life, this journey is ‘your journey’, I am not here to give you a quick solution or to offer advice, but to help guide you along ‘your journey’ by listening without judgement and help you to get to a different more free way of being, being accepted and listened to uninterrupted sometimes only happens in therapy, this is your place, your time, and your unique journey.

I have worked with clients who have experienced a varying range of issues and know that everyone deals with experiences differently, in their own way. It’s when these experiences impact negatively on our lives that we sometimes need that helping hand. I realise that people can find it very difficult to come and speak about their experiences, not everyone finds talking easy, which is why I can offer a more creative way of working together for anyone that may need this.

I offer counselling support in safe, comfortable and confidential surroundings,  I have a flexible approach and I am able to offer short or long term counselling, the choice is yours.

As an integrated therapist, I use various counselling theories and recognise that we are all unique individuals, meaning not every theory/therapy is a one fits all. Sometimes a more varied approach is needed, and I am able to offer these services for children from age 4, to adolescents, and adults.

We will work through your journey together, I usually offer weekly one to one sessions, but I am flexible and we can discuss your needs on our first meeting. On our first meeting I am happy for you to bring someone along for support, but then our sessions thereafter would be one to one, I would encourage you to come and meet me, to see if you feel we would be able to work together and progress on’ your journey’.

By being here reading this you have taken the first big step on your journey, and I would like to thank you for stopping by and look forward to meeting some of you. A little thought to remember, everything in life happens for a reason, if we seek the help this can pass and last for just for a season.

Training, qualifications & experience

I started counselling seven years ago, and since then I have worked for a couple of charities,I am now in my own private practice and I love what counselling is about and offers and hope to share this with you. I have experienced counselling for myself so know first hand what it's like on that first initial meeting, I am a genuine empathetic person who knows that life can very often throw that curve ball that knocks us temporarily off balance, it's during these times that talking things through with someone who doesn't know you and can listen without that judgement, being totally accepting and help guide you through that difficult period really does help.

My qualifications are:

  • Staffordshire University Professional Diploma - Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Stoke on Trent College Counselling Skills
  • Stoke on Trent College Introduction to Counselling Skills

I also have attended a number of CPD (Continued Professional Development) workshops, and this is ongoing so that I can keep up to date with my skills and training.

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.


Additional information

Initial Session is FREE

One to one Sessions thereafter are £35 per session

Skype Counselling is £35 per session (payment would be required in advance please)

Telephone Counselling is £35 per session (payment would be required in advance please)

When I work

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00 Thursday & Friday 09:00- 17:00 Saturday 08:00 - 14:00

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults