Nerissa Shaw MBACP (Registered Member)
My name is Nerissa Shaw and I'm pleased to offer counselling for a wide range of issues in several locations around Somerset.
Counselling is different for every person because everyone is an individual. I work in a way which means that you are at the centre of the process and you set the pace and depth of the work. I, as your counsellor, am there to walk beside you, listen to you, offer you my insights and support you as you look into the things that are causing you pain.
Counselling will help you to explore your difficulties and understand the emotions behind them. The aim of the process is to help you find ways of managing your life, perhaps by seeing things in a different way, or gaining a deeper understanding of what is happening or has happened to you.
I work largely according to a person-centred model with elements of other types of counselling as part of my system. However, your needs are always at the top of the agenda and I feel that you are often best placed to ask for what you need from the counselling process.
I offer appointments in Ilminster and Glastonbury as well as by Skype.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling from as well as a Bsc.(Hons) and an MA.
I also hold a Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
I have completed extra training in working with Trauma and Dissociation and specialise in working with Eating Disorders.
I teach trainee counsellors at diploma level, particularly in the areas of mental health and wellness and working with the Shadow. I am also a tutor for other types of counselling training.
I came to counselling through my own experiences in life and after working with young people as a secondary school teacher. I work with many different types of client from all walks of life and have specialist knowledge in mental health. I am a Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and work within their ethical guidelines.
I previously worked in the City of London before becoming a secondary school teacher as well as spending several years working for a charity more recently.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience of working with young people and specialise in working with eating disorders as well as disordered eating.
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Play therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
- Psychosexual therapy
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£40 per session
A number of low cost appointments (concessions) are available. If you think you would benefit from counselling but cannot afford the full fee, please let me know when we first speak.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Appointments are available some weekdays and some evenings. Contact me to arrange a suitable time
Types of client
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