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About me

Hello, my name is Ruth Shaw, welcome to my page. Are you feeling overwhelmed in your professional or personal life? Are you anxious, sad/grieving, feel unable to cope? Sometimes it can feel like life is spiralling out of control, but there’s no-one to turn to, no-one you can talk to about your difficult feelings and emotions.

Perhaps you don’t want to burden family or friends, or are afraid people won’t take you seriously, or might judge you or think badly of you?

Counselling is a good place to start working things out; Being able to stand back and calmly explore what’s going on in your life can give you increased clarity and understanding and the tools to begin to take back control.

I would like to offer you that safe space: where we can work together to bring you to the place that you want to be.

I work with a non-judgemental and compassionate approach. I aim to facilitate change and growth, and I believe this occurs as a result of the therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client.

I work in person, in Nottingham (Rushcliffe area), and online to increase my availability.

I understand this can feel like a big step. I offer a free 15 minute video meeting, or telephone call, where we can talk about what you want and what I can offer. There is no pressure to commit.

Please call or Email and I will get back to you within 48 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a First Class BA Hons degree in Humanistic Counselling, gained at The University of Nottingham.

I presently volunteer at Treetops Hospice providing support for adults, children and young people who have been affected by bereavement and life limiting illness. I have also volunteered at ChildLine providing support to young people. I have experience working within Primary and Secondary Schools. I enjoy working with clients of all ages with a range of issues, from bereavement to anxiety and everything in between.

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Further information

I am a member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework, details of which can be accessed at www.bacp.co.uk

Radcliffe On Trent

Type of session

In person


Ruth Shaw (BA Hons), MBACP

Ruth Shaw (BA Hons), MBACP