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(BA Hons), MBACP

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)

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.


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

When I work

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Further information

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

Radcliffe On Trent, Nottingham, NG12

Type of session

In person

Key details

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