William Shaw

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Glasgow, Scotland, G2 4HF
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About me

Billy Shaw - Psychotherapist

I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist/Psychotherapist in private practice. I am also a fully qualified supervisor and supervise Counsellors and Psychotherapists throughout the UK.

Serving Clients: Nationally

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, Depression, and Relationship issues.

Therapy Consultation Durations:

Each consultation is normally 1 to 1.5 Hours

Alternative Office Locations and Postcodes:

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

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

Website: www.dreamstorealities.co.uk

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

PVG (Children and Adults) Last updated - March 2023 (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

  • Psychotherapist/Counselling Supervisor - ACT Counselling Services, Glasgow

  • Personal Trainer and Nutritionist - Drummond Education, Maidenhead

Member organisations

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA)

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC. It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland

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.


£90.00 - £100.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Initial Consultation Free - 10 Minute Telephone Call.

£90.00 to £100.00 Per Hour - One to One and Couples.

Groups charged on a per person, per hour basis.

Please see website for full pricing information.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Friday 08.00am - 22.00pm. Saturday 08.00am - 13.00pm.
Sunday 08.00am - 22.00pm

24 Hr Emergency Call Out Available - 7 Days a Week.

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 13 years experience of working with people affected by bereavement, relationship, depression, anxiety, 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.

Rothesay House, 1st Floor, 134 Douglas Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 4HF

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Electronic doors lead into a lift in our Douglas Street Clinic. In Grangemouth everything is on the lower floor, our doors are wide enough to access and exit with wheelchair. Our second office in Glasgow (Connal Building) has some stairs before the lift.

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Home visits

Diploma in Counselling Supervision.

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