Shaun Canavan

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Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11
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About me

Hi, I am Shaun, an integrative counsellor based in North London and Hertfordshire. During my time working in the mental health sector, I have worked supporting people to navigate numerous complex issues such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief and bereavement, trauma, loss of identity, and life transitions.  I have also had the opportunity to work with veterans and emergency services with complex issues involving identity, life transitions, redundancy, retirement, loss of self-esteem, and work-related issues. My approach combines various counselling techniques, which include cognitive-behavioural therapy, humanistic therapy, person-centred approach, psychodynamic therapy, existential therapy, and all levels of coaching that I tailor to your individual needs. I understand that it can be difficult to share your thoughts and feelings with someone else. That is why, during our session, I want you to know that you can speak freely and truly feel heard without judgment. I will be there every step of the way at your pace with empathy and respect and will support you professionally and compassionately throughout your journey. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications: Degree: BSc (Hons) in Counselling.

Level 5 in Coaching and Mentoring.

Over 25 years of experience working in the emergency service and work setting.

Over 5 years experience working within the charity sector.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

All aspects of life coaching and personal development.


£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a free, no-obligation 15-minute telephone or online consultation before our first session. This provides an opportunity for you to tell me about what has brought you to therapy and ask any questions you may have. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer online appointments Monday to Friday and face-to-face appointments on request at my Hertford office.

I currently have limited availability. 

Further information

As an integrative therapist and coach, I am trained in the following:

Attachment therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Coaching, Existential therapy, Humanistic approaches, Coaching, Person-centred therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, Positive Psychology, Trauma-informed therapy, Relational therapy and Solution-focused therapy.

Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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Shaun Canavan
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