Kathy Shaw (MBACP) BSc Hons in Person Centred Counselling

Kathy Shaw (MBACP) BSc Hons in Person Centred Counselling


Holmes Chapel

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About me

Hello, I'm Kathy. I am a Person Centred counsellor, but I hold additional qualifications in Life Coaching and CBT which means I have the option to be able to utilise and integrate all methodologies into my practice to best support you.

Person centred counselling provides therapeutic support which allows you to begin a journey of personal growth and positive change.

Life coaching helps people to see their life from a different perspective, gives them the confidence to solve their problems, move forward and achieve ambitions.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) helps you to look at troubling situations in a different way and can be useful if you feel you suffer from anxiety or depression.

I work 1-1 with teenagers and adults who are struggling to cope with life changes such as school, friendships, separation, divorce, loss, aging, moving, new job etc, and the feelings that can occur as a result, such as stress, anxiety, fear, guilt, low mood and depression. I can help you to make sense of any change in your life that you did not expect and hopefully we can work together to put things in perspective.

The other potential aspect explored in counselling is when you feel as though you are not transitioning or changing, but are feeling "stuck". You may be questioning where you are in your life and how you would like to be moving forward. We can work together and explore the right path for you, so you can move forward and live the life you want.

I am a member of the BACP and I am committed to working within an ethical framework and as such follow the guidelines of the professional organisation to which I belong.

I am also a qualified lecturer and run workshops on mental health and wellbeing, to the private and public sector. I have supported teenagers in the role of school counsellor in a secondary school where I worked with students aged 11+ and I have mentored young adults 16+ in a further education college.

Why counselling?
Counselling provides the space and time to look at your life and to talk about your life in a way in which you may never have done before. It is a confidential and non judgemental space to explore and navigate your feelings. A place to help you discover new coping strategies that allow you to adapt in difficult and uncertain times. It is a place to manage your own wellbeing, connect with yourself again, reflect on your life and develop your resilience.

Who do you work with?
I work with men, women and teenagers of all backgrounds and sexualities.

What can I expect at my first session?
This will be an opportunity for us to get a sense of each other. It will also be a chance for us to gather some detailed information on your background and what has brought you for counselling.

How long is a session?
Sessions last around 55minutes for individuals.

How long will Counselling last?
There is not a typical time for someone to be in counselling – this will depend on what you bring, what you would like to work on and in what depth. It may take some courage to face difficult issues that you may not have ever talked about before. We will decide between us how long we think your sessions will last.

Why go privately?
NHS counselling through Doctors surgeries is often time-limited and you may have to wait a long time to see someone. Usually counselling is not offered on a weekly basis and you are unlikely to have much choice about who you see, when you see them, or the approach they offer.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • BSc Hons in Person Centred Counselling
  • Diploma in Life Coaching
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Diploma in Mindfulness
  • Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
  • Certificate in Education

Continuous Professional Development

Understanding Stress and Anxiety

Understanding Depression

Developing Emotional Resilience

Mental Health Awareness

Working with Grief and Loss

Understanding Suicide and Self-Harm

Parentalk- The Teenage years

Domestic Abuse

Self Esteem and Confidence

Alcohol and substance abuse

Anger management

Prevent training

British Values


CEOP training

Fully insured and DBS checked

Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapist

Member organisations


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Self-Esteem and Body Image
Stress at school
Social media Addiction
Drinking and Smoking
Teen Pregnancy
Underage Sex
Peer-Pressure and Competition


£45.00 Per session

Further information

Please contact me for availability

Maps & Directions

Northwich, CW9
Crewe, CW4

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Monday 9.00am to 7.00pm.

Tuesday 9.00am to 6.30pm

Wednesday 9.00am to 8.30pm

Thursday 9.00 am to 6.30pm

Friday 10.30am to 4.30pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme