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Are you satisfied with your life?

Many things can get in the way of us experiencing a full and satisfying life. These could be anxiety, depression, stress, illness, low self-confidence, an eating disorder, addiction, work issues, financial worries, family or relationship struggles. Or you may have experienced a major change in your life such as bereavement, divorce, redundancy, miscarriage or an accident. It may just be that you find yourself dissatisfied and wondering what’s next. Regardless of the issue you are experiencing or your personal history, counselling or therapy can help.

I am a Humanistic Psychotherapist/Counsellor based in Cambridgeshire. Humanistic therapy focuses on supporting self-development, personal growth and taking responsibility. Together with creating a warm, non-judgemental space to explore any issues, the client-therapist relationship is key to my work. As I am able to draw on different therapeutic models, my approach is tailored to each client as I believe each person is individual with a unique history.

I am also a mother to a lively and wonderful 6 year old who makes me appreciate each day and brings new perspective to my therapeutic work. I work from my home in Ramsey, Huntingdon and online or telephonically. I offer confidential therapy sessions that can be short-term counselling where we address specific issues over an agreed number of weekly sessions or open-ended therapy. This enables a therapeutic relationship to develop and offers the time and space for you to explore your life at your own pace and develop self-knowledge and skills to better manage many of life’s situations and relationships.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been in psychotherapeutic training and continued professional development at Spectrum (UKCP Organisational Member) in North London since 2006. I have regular supervision with a BACP registered Psychotherapist. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of ethics.

In addition to my private practice, I have also worked as an honourary counsellor for MIND in Cambridgeshire.

The following Psychotherapy & Counselling training has been undertaken at Spectrum in London:

  • One Year Course in Psychotherapy
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (OCR/RSA approved)
  • Post Graduate Course in Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Sexuality Programme
  • Transforming Relationships
  • Gestalt Theory & Practice
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse - Occurrence & Prevention
  • Working with Anger
  • Working with Dreams
  • Clinical Skills

Bachelor's degree of Social Science – HR Psychology, Industrial, Organisational & Labour Studies, Business Administration
Post Graduate Certificate in Management Studies

My work history includes a successful 10 year career in management in the IT industry and public sector.

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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Other Areas of Counselling I work with:

Body confidence
Weight loss
Work-life balance
Life evaluation
Childless/child-free choices


Additional information

My fees are £45 per session for individual therapy. Sessions last between 50 minutes and an hour. Fees are payable in advance or at end of each session, including the initial assessment session.

Please email me or call on 07875 740 902 to arrange an appointment or for an informal chat to discuss how counselling can help you.


I usually work during school hours but can offer limited weekend or evening sessions.

Further information

I am currently offering individual sessions.

89 High Street
PE26 1BZ

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults


Shannon McCarthy

Shannon McCarthy