Rachel Shaw | Accredited Counsellor | Peterborough | NCS

Rachel Shaw

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS22-02775

Location: Peterborough

My name is Rachel and I'm a Person-Centred counsellor, working integratively using knowledge I have of other theories to help you in the way you need. I believe that you are the expert of yourself therefore we work as a team to help you. I provide a safe, confidential, non-judgemental and honest space for you talk freely and grow.

I'm passionate about the power of therapy and how it can transform someone's life. I have seen it personally and through the clients I've had. No issue is too big or too small to ask for help.

I grew up in the church and also in a military family therefore I believe I have a unique set of personal experiences could that help others that have been or are in those two worlds. 

I completed 4 years of training at college, going from Level 2 Counselling Skills through to Level 5 Therapeutic Counselling. As part of these courses we had to complete 100 hours of placement counselling which I completed at a male prison. This was an incredibly rewarding experience, working mostly with trauma, addiction and childhood abuse. 

I have also done additional courses on trauma, shame and guilt and eco therapy.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Level 2 Counselling Skills
    Level 3 Counselling
    Level 5 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Depression
    • Driving tests
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Stop smoking
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
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