William Shaw

William Shaw

Bo'ness Road

The Consulting Rooms
The Connal Building
34 West George Street
G2 1DA

0141 478 0608 / 07814 156504

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About me

Billy Shaw - Counsellor/Psychotherapist

I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist/Psychotherapist in private practice.

Serving: Falkirk, Glasgow, Grangemouth and Strathblane.

I work professionally with a wide variety of individuals experiencing a range of physical and acute mental health conditions.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that emphasises the important role of thoughts and perception in shaping feelings and behaviours. CBT uses a problem-solving approach that teaches people skills to change their thinking and manage their reactions to stressful people and situations.

CBT is considered a cost-effective treatment for many disorders and psychological problems due to it's short-term and time-limited approach that focuses on quantifiable results. CBT is highly instructive and makes use of assignments, homework and trying out new ways of behaving and reacting to identify and change "distorted" or "unrealistic” ways of thinking, and therefore to influence emotion and behaviour.

I Work With:

Children and adults on a one to one, couple or group situation, addressing client problems and concerns.

These Problems and Concerns Include:

Addictions, Alcohol and Drug Misuse, Anger, Anxiety, Bereavement, Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression, Disaster and Trauma, Depression, Gender issues, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder including Pure O, Panic Disorder, Physical Health issues, Occupational issues, Relationship issues, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality issues, Sleep Disorders, Stress.

  • I specialise in Anxiety, Bereavement, Eating Disorders and Relationship issues.

Therapy Session Durations:

Each session is normally 45 Minutes or 1 Hr but can also be 1.5 Hr, 2 Hrs or intensive over a half or full day.

Alternative Office Locations and Postcodes:

Dreams To Realities Rothesay House - First Floor Douglas St Glasgow G2 4HF

Home Visits Available - These will incur a £10.00 extra charge

Email: www.dreamstorealities.co.uk

Full Therapist Insurance By Balens - Zurich Insurance (Available to View)

PVG (Children and Adults) Last updated - November 2016 (Available to View)

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and Experience

Internal and external client base – Professional experience in all areas of Coaching, Counselling and Hypnotherapy.

  • Master of Business and Administration – Caledonian University, Glasgow

  • Life, Corporate and Executive Coach – Coaching Academy, London

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapist CBT Toolkit – The Centre of Therapy, Glasgow

  • Adult Teaching Certificate – Telford College, Edinburgh

  • Certificate in Training Practices, CIPD – Bedford

  • Neuro Linguistic Programming – Goa, India

  • Time-Based Techniques – Goa, India

  • Hypnotherapy – Goa, India. Accredited USA and Great Britain

  • Counsellor CBT Diploma – The Cognitive Therapy Centre, Glasgow

  • Personal Trainer and Nutritionist – Drummond Education, Maidenhead

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

ASIST - Suicide Intervention


Life, Corporate and Executive Coaching

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Personal Training and Nutrition

Time-Based Techniques

DTR - Now offering Instant Messaging Service via Email or Text. See Blog Page of DTR website.


Initial Consultation Free - 20 Minute Telephone Call.

£80.00 Per hour - One to One and Couples.

Groups charged on a per person, per hour basis.

Please see website for full pricing information.

Further information

I am trained in the use of a variety of treatment approaches, including:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Mindfulness.

My main aim is to adapt a treatment approach to suit the individual needs of each client.

I have more than 10 years experience of working with people affected by bereavement, anorexia and obesity. I have a deep understanding of the treatment and the effects that these issues can have on people.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

If you're an employer you may be interested in the Dreams to Realities Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). Our Employee Assistance Programme is an external, confidential service, providing counselling and support to you and your staff, delivered by our highly trained counsellors. Our EAP is a powerful management tool, which can give your organisation a competitive advantage. It can also help your organisation reduce absenteeism, save costs and help you retain your staff.

Maps & Directions

Grangemouth, FK3 9XD
Glasgow, G2 1DA

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: N/A


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday to Friday 08.00am - 22.00pm. Saturday 08.00am - 13.00pm. 24 Hr Emergency Call Out Available - 7 Days a Week.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme