Shane O'Toole Registered Member MBACP
Life’s journey can be difficult at times. When we face obstacles or challenges in our lives it can prevent us moving forward and enjoying life. Obstacles may include bereavement or loss, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem, anger or learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, and autism. Being able to talk about these challenges in a confidential, non-judgemental, and supportive environment can be a step in the right direction.
Counselling can help unlock feelings, explore experiences and help to gain a better personal understanding of the right path for yourself. I am a qualified counsellor working with people of various ages, including children and young people and adults, experiencing difficulties in their lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
A Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology Counselling at Keele University. My background of working with people is of 17 years in Human Resource and a qualified counsellor practitioner since 2015.
My counselling approach puts the client first and integrates the most appropriate counselling model for the person. This counselling approach incorporates the main recognised counselling models such as person-centred, brief solution-focused therapy, transactional analysis, psychoanalysis and CBT, matching the counselling model to the client not the other way around. I believe this helps people move forward more effectively.
My first session is a getting to know you opportunity. At this session we will discuss the goals of your therapy and explore the best approach for you. It is also an opportunity for you to find out if I’m the right person to help. Throughout the counselling sessions we will regularly review your requirements to ensure that we are meeting your personal goal for therapy.
Thank you for reading my profile. I can be contacted by phone on 07984144812
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Outdoor Therapy available where appropriate
Counselling £40 per session
Reduced rates available
Concessions offered for
Day & Evening appointments available
please note due to present UK Government and Department for Health guidelines counselling support will be provided via phone or internet mediums. We also offer outdoor therapy where appropriate.
See an example of a clients parents feedback from counselling support I provided for her son who was struggling with school attendance and low self-esteem (permissions given to share)
I'm texting to let you know that he as been amazing. He got to all his exams on time and wrote in every single one of them and its all thanks to you helping him get the ball rolling all them months ago. Thank you so much it was really appreciated and will never be forgot. Mrs E