Annie – Mae Shaw
I have studied as a Integrative Counsellor and Therapeutic Coach; I have a genuine belief in people, their ability to work through life challenges and capability of achieving their desired outcomes, irrespective of what external behaviours they have learnt. This generates my energy and commitment to support life improvements and change as desired by an individual/collective.
I am a professional and self-motivated individual with extensive experience of working in the Voluntary sector and Private Sector; I possess a track record providing Coaching and Mentoring to those in middle and senior management.
My core values consist of having integrity, being honest, having humour in my life, maintaining the ability to empower myself and others, being able to trust, being creative, having the ability to love and be loved, being free spirited and to stay tuned with my spirituality. My life experiences, values and beliefs has carved the person I am today and continues to support the growth of who I strive to be.
My experience and the desire for change; provides my ability to engage and build confidence with those around me and has been a major contributor to becoming a counsellor.
I have a degree in Integrative Counselling amongst other qualifications such as a Certificate in Art Therapy . From a theoretical perspective my knowledge range across a wide range of theories such as Psychodynamics, Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural Theory and Existentialism.
Over the years I have worked with individuals from various ethnic backgrounds with a variety of presenting issues. I have developed and facilitated group programmes including community Rehabilitation programmes for Addiction services and for General Anxiety Disorder.
As an individual I am open minded, caring, non judgemental, empathetic, fun, honest, polite and warm hearted. I have a genuine interest in people. I believe that given the right information, environment and support; we all have to ability to grow and develop.