Shadwan Jawad

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Dip Couns, MBACP (Registered), PhD, DIC, MEng (Hons)
Available for new clients
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Loughborough, Nottinghamshire, LE12
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me


There are times in life's journey when it is absolutely OK and understandable, at some point, to be finding it hard to cope with life's challenges.  We can sometimes feel this way after a significant event has taken place that changes something deep within our being; the event can be something recent or something that happened in the past. We may experience life just isn't the same anymore...  whatever has happened has caused a deep stirring and unease which, if experienced over a prolonged period of time, may be experienced by some clients as things are not quite right, or as they ought to be. 

Counselling has been proven to help clients by improving their outlook on life and experiencing a greater sense of empowerment, fulfilment and growing self-wisdom.  The counselling process can help clients who are about to, or are contemplating, making important life decisions.  Clients who feel they have arrived ar a crossroads and not sure what path to take.

For clients new to counselling, I would describe the counselling process like climbing a mountain.  You need to be ready to go on that journey; it will require a great deal of effort,  but it also holds the promise of the view of what is on the other side of the mountain when you reach the top.

About Me

I am a trained and qualified Person-Centred Approach counsellor and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). In my counselling practice I work with awareness of trauma and the effects of trauma on clients.

In my counselling practice, I offer my clients the space to take time away from life and to explore and reflect on what is happening and what has happened to them.  I would describe my counselling approach as "classical" Person-Centred Approach.  Working together, I help my clients develop greater self-understanding and awareness about what is holding them back and to help them identify what they need right now to move towards the direction they truly want to take.

How to Contact Me

For many clients stepping into counselling may feel like a big step into the unknown. For this reason, I offer all my clients a free "intro" call to make that first contact where I can explain how the counselling process works and answer any questions that clients may have for me.

I also offer first-time clients a free first session online (or by phone).

Please use the link on this page to contact me and book an intro call.  Look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling Qualifications

  • Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, CPCAB (Level4)
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB (Level 3)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB (Level 2)
  • Experience of working in a local NHS Hospital as a volunteer counsellor.
  • Experience of working at a local bereavement agency as a volunteer counsellor
  • Experience of working with neurodiverse clients
  • Experience of working with clients from the LGBTQ+ community
  • Experience of working with clients with Life-Limiting Illness Diagnosis
  • Experience of working with clients who are working in executive or high stress roles.

Other Academic Qualifications

Before training and becoming  a qualified counsellor, I studied and qualified as a Chemical Engineer specialising in industrial flow control applications.

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Imperial College, London)
  • MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering with a Year in Europe (France) (Imperial College, London)

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£20.00 - £30.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees are on a sliding scale with concessions offered to low income, unemployed, students, and trainee counsellors.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Loughborough, Nottinghamshire, LE12

Type of session

Home visits

Types of client

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

Key details

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