Rachel Shaw

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MNCPS (Accred), Level 5 Dip. Therapeutic Counselling
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Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE8
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by life? Like you have a lot of feelings and don't know what to do with them? Maybe you don't feel anything and feel like you should? Maybe you've had some past experiences that still affect you today. How ever you are feeling, I can help you to work through them; whether it's to accept, to grow in confidence or to help you become more you. 

About me

My name is Rachel and I'm a qualified Person-Centred therapist with a pluralistic approach. Person-Centred means that I believe that you are the expert of yourself and therefore we work together as a team to help you on your journey. Pluralistic means that I use a variety of therapeutic techniques that I tailor to your personal needs ensuring you get the support you specifically need. I provide a safe, confidential, non-judgemental and honest space for you to talk freely and grow.

How I work

I work with a multitude of issues, past childhood trauma being the main but not the only. I can give you tools to help with present issues such as panic attacks, dealing with anxiety and negative thoughts. But I also help you get to the root causes of your issues so you are able to know yourself more and really delve deep within yourself. 

Free Initial Assessment

We will have an initial assessment which is a phone call or video chat where we talk through your expectations of therapy, what issues you want to address and to allow you some time to ask any questions and get to know me in order for you to feel more comfortable and decide if you'd like to continue with me.

Online Therapy

Online therapy is a great way for therapy to work with your life. You can do it from anywhere as long as it's in a quiet, safe place and it doesn't have to take up time travelling. Also being able to have therapy in your safe space at home, such as your bedroom or garden, means you can have all your usual comforts with you, like a pet or a cup of tea in your favourite mug, making the experience less alien if you've never had therapy before and to just make you feel more comfortable.

Face to Face Therapy (Peterborough)

Face to face therapy means that we come together in the counselling room where there are no distractions or fear of someone coming home and overhearing what you are bringing to therapy. The chairs are comfy and the atmosphere is very calm, making the experience more comfortable. 

Session length

All sessions are an hour long with at least the first 8 sessions being weekly. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed 4 years of training at college, going from Level 2 Counselling Skills through to Level 5 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling. As part of these courses we had to complete 100 hours of placement counselling which I completed at a male prison. This was an incredibly rewarding experience, working mostly with trauma, addiction and childhood abuse.

Also since qualifying college in 2022, I continue to complete a variety of CPD courses to keep my knowledge fresh.

Member organisations

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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£40.00 per session

Additional information

Free initial consultation - telephone or video

  • Online Counselling - £40
  • Online Couples - £80
  • Face to Face Counselling - £50 (Peterborough)
  • Face to Face Couples - £100 (Peterborough)

When I work

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Further information

I'm passionate about the power of therapy and how it can transform someone's life. I have seen it personally and through the clients I've had. No issue is too big or too small to ask for help.

I have a particular interest in working with childhood trauma.

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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