Kathy Shaw (MBACP) BSc Hons in Person Centred Counselling

Kathy Shaw (MBACP) BSc Hons in Person Centred Counselling

About me

Counselling for Teenagers and Adults

Sometimes aspects of our life can overwhelm us. Life events such as a bereavement, separation and divorce, or work related stress etc can leave us feeling fearful, stressed and unable to cope. Sometimes, talking to family and friends about your thoughts and feelings can be scary or embarrassing. You worry that you will be judged and that you will be left feeling more vulnerable than you already do.

Talking to a counsellor can help you to bring balance back into your life and help you gain a new understanding of yourself. It can help you to discover solutions to your problems, and experience personal growth so that you are able to cope more effectively with problems in the future.

The therapy I offer is individually tailored to each person and offers effective counselling techniques to help you gain a better understanding of your own thought processes. I will help you to clarify what is important to you so that you can use the knowledge to help you grow and develop and make better sense of issues affecting your health and wellbeing.

I know reaching out to a therapist can be hard; but it won't be as strange or scary as you expect. Let me help you or a loved one on this journey of healing. There really is nothing to fear and in just a short time you'll be glad you made this step.

As well as working with adults I also work with teenagers. I have worked with teenagers in the role of teacher, mentor and counsellor (and mother) and I know as any parent of a teenager knows, they have a lot of emotional ups and downs. With the pressures of school, their social lives and the general confusion that comes with growing up, it’s no wonder they occasionally get a little overwhelmed.

Teenagers often struggle to talk to their parents because they worry about affecting the relationship, being a burden and not being understood. Having someone to talk to in confidence who will listen without judgement can be a big help. Some parents worry that suggesting counselling services for their son or daughter means they’re failing them as a parent. This couldn’t be further from the truth. If you are a parent and have concerns about your teenager please get in touch.

How can counselling help?

Counselling aims to help you with many different mental health conditions including

Generalised anxiety disorder



Feeling sad


Loss and bereavement

Confidence and self-esteem issues


Divorce and separation


Suicidal thoughts

Anger management

Low self esteem and low self confidence

Health anxiety

Postnatal Depression

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Affairs and betrayal

Child related issues

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


Domestic abuse, self-harm, alcohol abuse, loss and bereavement, anger management, substance abuse, self esteem and confidence, mental health, autism and Asperger’s awareness, promoting positive behaviour, assertiveness, freedom programme, safeguarding, positive parenting, suicide awareness, working with risky adolescents

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


Individual counselling sessions £45.00

To be paid for by cash, bank transfer or Paypal
24 hours notice is required for any cancellations

Sessions are 50 minutes and available daytime and evenings (no weekend appointments available).

Training sessions – prices vary depending on which sessions are booked.

Further information

Based in Cheshire

Training and Workshops

I am a fully qualified and experienced teacher delivering training on issues affecting mental health and wellbeing. The aim of the sessions is to help parents, caregivers and professionals understand more about mental health issues and how they can support the sufferer.
Various training available including:

Practical counselling skills for teaching and support staff, Mental Health Awareness, Mindfulness with Reflection, Self-Harm Workshop, Making sense of teenagers, Positive parenting classes. Communication and Listening skills, Learning to live with loss and bereavement, Developing emotional resilience, Managing anger and other emotions, Assertiveness Training, Understanding relationships, Improving self esteem and confidence, Understanding stress and anxiety, Understanding depression, Parentalk-the primary years, Parentalk- the teenage years

Maps & Directions

Middlewich, CW10

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Call to discuss

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme