Kath Shaw -BSc (Hons) Person Centred Counselling MBACP
I offer one-to-one sessions via telephone and Zoom. I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space for us to work. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and maintain confidentiality both in terms of client confidentiality and record keeping in accordance with their Code of Practice. In order to offer the best possible service to you, I receive regular supervision. I also adhere to the Data Protection Act 1998.
I hold a BSc (Hons) in person-centered Counselling and have also successfully completed an 80 hour training course in both online and telephone counselling. I am able to offer sessions via the telephone and Zoom. Not only is it a really effective way of working - it's convenient i.e. sessions can be participated in from the comfort of your own home. Being in a safe space you create can sometimes make you feel more able to acknowledge your feelings.
I have worked with clients living with issues such as loss, bereavement, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, guilt, shame, relationship difficulties, social media issues, anger and bullying to name a few. I create a safe, non-judgemental space in which clients are able explore their feelings. Clients I have worked with say that they have felt really heard and understood and that it turn has enabled them to become more self-aware and make positive changes in their relationships with others and themselves.
I currently work as a volunteer counsellor for an organisation offering support to carers which is extremely rewarding, particularly being able to offer support to carers during the pandemic.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a BSc (Hons) degree in person-centered counselling and have also successfully completed 80 hours training in online and telephone counselling. I have worked as a volunteer for Care for the Carers for two and a half years and value being able to offer support to individuals who are often isolated and have lost themselves in that caring role.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays and most early evenings
As I work remotely I am able to offer counselling to those living almost anywhere in the UK.