Peter McShane

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Leeds LS4 & LS6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I offer a safe, judgment-free space for people to explore whatever difficult experiences they may be going through. With over five years of experience as a counsellor, I have learned that counselling works best when the person feels that they can say the unsayable.

Crucially, I don't tell people what to do, or even what they need to do. I believe that no-one knows the individual better than that individual themselves and the best thing I can offer is attentive listening and the ability to reflect experiences accurately and clearly, offering the perspective that might be hard to attain when you're in the middle of a situation.

My professional experience has taught when it works well counselling provides a way for a person to understand themselves and their situation better, and through that equip them to make clearer decisions and embrace change.

If all this sounds a little lofty, then rest assured that in person I am very down to earth. Entering into counselling for the first time is nerve-wracking enough without worrying about someone talking abstract psycho babble.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer a free 15 minute consultation to help you decide if this is right for you.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please note these hours are indicative and be subject to change at short notice

Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Peter McShane
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