Shannon McCarthy Registered MBACP

Shannon McCarthy Registered MBACP


07875 740 902

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About me

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 work from my home in Ramsey, Huntingdon. 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.

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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


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.

Further information

I am currently offering individual sessions.

Maps & Directions

Huntingdon, PE26

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified