Nerissa Shaw MBACP (Registered Member)

Nerissa Shaw MBACP (Registered Member)



07545 951620

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About me

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 have specialist experience in eating disorders and other issues around food and eating.

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. Outside of my private practice I am the Clinical Lead for an eating disorder charity

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience of working with young people and have specialist knowledge around eating disorders and other eating and food-related issues

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£45 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

Ilminster, TA19
Glastonbury, BA6

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Appointments are available some weekdays and some evenings. Contact me to arrange a suitable time

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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