Rebecca Shaw MBACP (Reg) Dip. Couns.
Hello, I'm Bex.
I AM CURRENTLY OFFERING ONLINE SESSIONS DURING LOCKDOWN. Please email for details.
I am a warm and supportive counsellor who looks to offer a safe space in which you can explore whatever difficulties you may be experiencing, or past events that may be troubling you. It may be relationship difficulties, bereavement, depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, trauma, abuse, self harm, or general life stress, or it may even be that you're looking to explore your own inner world in depth - counselling can offer a wonderful opportunity to really be heard and have your experiences validated.
I work from an integrative, relational approach. It may be that you need something gentle, just an ear to listen, or perhaps something more dynamic, creative or challenging. However we approach the work, it will be a collaborative effort between the two of us, making sure we stick to a pace that feels safe for you.
As well as my private practice I'm also a counsellor for a charity specialising in working with adult survivors of sexual violence. Prior to this I worked in a therapeutic support capacity for people affected by self harm and for a charity specialising in working with young people.
I am also an associate lecturer at the University of the West of England, as part of their Psychology Department's Art and Mental Health modules. I am an illustrator and writer and facilitate a variety of therapy training courses for various organisations.
I work from my home in Horfield and offer individual counselling both short (12 weeks) and long term.
I am fully qualified and a Registered Member of the BACP.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Counselling
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Transactional Analysis 101
DBT Essentials Lvl 2
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 - £50 per hour
£40 - per hour (concessionary rate) limited availability
£40 - initial session
People often come to counselling when they are feeling vulnerable in some way, and it can be extremely challenging trying to choose a counsellor who works in a way that feels comfortable. I am very happy to discuss how I work over the telephone or by email before an appointment is made and again at any point during our time together.