Claire Shaw

Feeling stuck? At a crossroads in your career or emotional life? Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure, ambivalent, or unhappy at times. I can help you understand and manage whatever life throws at you

Claire Shaw

Qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor

I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor in private practice.

I work with a non-judgement and compassionate approach to support my clients who are experiencing issues that have impacted their lives, I aim to facilitate change and growth, and I believe this occurs as a result of the therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client.

Journey into counselling

My journey into counselling started after I lost my identical twin sister and Mum to breast cancer, I felt angry at the world; that no one understood what I was going through, and I struggled with people telling me  “I know exactly how you feel” when all I wanted to do is scream “no you don’t!”.

I decided to undertake an evening college course in counselling; loved it!

Degree in Humanistic Counselling Practice

So, I took a deep breath and took the plunge to apply to the University of Nottingham to study counselling, I was accepted and three and a half years later in 2019 graduated with a first-class Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree in Humanistic Counselling Practice.

It hasn’t been an easy journey, all the blood, sweat and tears have been worth it to now be able to be qualified in offering my services to clients.

About Me

How are therapy sessions held?

In Person Therapy

Claire Shaw Training and Qualifications

I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2019 with a first-class Batchelor of Arts with honours degree in Humanistic Counselling practice.

My training included a detailed focus on trauma, bereavement, anxiety, trauma and sexuality.

I have experience working therapeutically with clients with, or recovering from drug and alcohol addictions and also vulnerable adults in general whose main concerns are not drug/alcohol-related.

I have experience working with children and teenagers in the Primary and Secondary School sector.

I use a variety of techniques within my counselling practice to suit each individual needs.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling And Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework for counselling professions.

I also attend regular continuing professional development events/workshops (CPD) to help grow and nourish my practice.

Claire Shaw can help with the following issues

Therapies offered by Claire Shaw


I offer a free initial 15-minute consultation.

Daytime and evening appointments are 50 Minutes per session, at a cost of £45:00.

Payments are requested by bank transfer 24 hours prior to the time of the session or cash upon arrival.

Discounts available for Counselling Students – please enquire.

If a session needs to be cancelled for any reason, a minimum of 24-hour notice is required, otherwise, payment for the full fee will be required.

How therapy is delivered

In Person Therapy

Claire deals with the following issues

Languages spoken by Claire Shaw


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Member Organisations and Accreditations

Claire Shaw is a member or accredited with the following organisations
Claire Shaw Therapist BACP - Membership


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