Robert Shaw

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MSc Psychotherapeutic Counselling, MBACP (Accred)
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Leek, Staffordshire, ST13
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I am a BACP Accredited counsellor/psychotherapist with counselling experience gained over  7 years working in a variety of settings including: private practice, the NHS,  school counselling and a charitable organisation. 

Previous employment has included working with clients in addiction.

How Counselling/Psychotherapy Can Help You

You may be seeking counselling due to times of distress, anxiety, depression, or wondering if you will ever get over a loss. You may be seeking help with your anger or you may feel like past events are affecting how you cope with life today. Counselling can help you to explore these feelings and experiences and help you to have a greater understanding of yourself. Counselling can help to reshape your life.

Whatever the presenting issue is, I am here to listen and to help you move forward towards a more positive future. 

I work flexibly,  offering sessions face to face, on the telephone or online. Due to the hectic lives we all lead, if needed all these modes of counselling can be interchanged in our work together.

My Counselling Approach

I offer an approach that draws on a variety of perspectives and theories depending on your needs.

I strongly believe that the most important element of counselling is the therapeutic relationship that forms between client and counsellor. To encourage this, my aim is to offer you an experience of a therapeutic relationship that is empathic, warm, genuine and non-judgmental, allowing you to explore your concerns at your own pace in a way that will help facilitate change. Along with this, having someone to talk to who is not directly involved in your life can allow you to express these inner thoughts and emotions and perhaps offer a different perspective to your own lived experience.

What I Offer as a Counsellor

I offer short and long-term, one to one counselling and psychotherapy to adult clients of all ages. I am very respectful of your need to feel secure during counselling sessions, recognising that it takes great courage to explore emotions and memories that are often painful.

I have a designated therapy room, with its own access in a quiet location with off road parking.

Sessions last 50 minutes and are often, but not always on a weekly basis.

What to Expect at Your First Counselling/Psychotherapy Session

During your first session I will ask for some details about yourself and a brief overview of what brings you to seek therapy. It is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions.

People often wonder how long therapy will take – there is no set answer, some people may need only a few sessions whilst others may require counselling for longer, therapy is an individual journey.


I have availability from Monday-Friday. I also offer sessions on a Saturday morning from 9:30am - 11:30am

I aim  to see you within a couple of days following your initial contact. I understand you may have a busy schedule and as such I offer flexible appointments.

What Does BACP (Accred) Mean?

BACP Accreditation recognises the achievement of high standards of knowledge, experience and development in counselling and psychotherapy,  (BACP website).


£40.00 per session

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Our work together will be regularly reviewed ensuring that we are working to ethical guidelines - I work within and adhere to the Ethical Framework of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

I work within the parameters of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

I am fully insured.

I have an enhanced certificate from the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).

Training, qualifications & experience


  • MSc in Psychotherapeutic Counselling- Staffordshire University
  • Accreditation(BACP British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • IAPT IPT (Interpersonal Therapist) Practitioner Accreditation with IPT UK
  • Postgraduate Diploma (equivalent) in Psychotherapeutic Counselling -  Staffordshire University
  • University Certificate - Counselling - Staffordshire University

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

I regularly attend CPD workshops, which have included:

  •    Journey for Men through Grief and Loss
  •    Trauma Defined: Bessel van der Kolk
  •    How to do Counselling On-Line (BACP, OU)
  •    Working with Asperger's
  •    Working with Shame
  •    Living with Autism
  •    Gender
  •    Working with Suicidal Clients
  •    Depression
  •    Mental Health Awareness
  •    Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
  •    A Life Worth Living
  •    Brief Therapy
  •    Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders   
  •    Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
  •    Certificate in Substance Misuse

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

Interpersonal Psychotherapy UK (IPT UK)

Interpersonal Psychotherapy UK (IPT UK) is a multi-disciplinary interest group for people involved in the training, practice and theory of Interpersonal Psychotherapy.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£40.00 per session

Additional information

Payment is accepted via bank transfer or cash following each session.

When I work

I am available daytimes and evenings up to 8pm - Monday to Friday and Saturday 9:30am -11:30

Leek, Staffordshire, ST13

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Street level access via a 24cm step.

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Robert Shaw
Robert Shaw