ashtonshaw psychological therapies
Ashton Shaw 
Specialist Psychology Services

My role is to help you, not to judge or intimidate, and mutual respect is our foundation. I work together with individuals, families and the systems around them to make positive, sustainable changes.

The first initial assessment usually lasts for about 90 minutes.  Depending on the situation I meet with individuals, parents/carers or families. We will talk about what brings you to therapy, what you would like to change and how we can work together to achieve your goals. If therapeutic sessions are indicated we can agree on the length & frequency of sessions and plan for regular reviews.

If you wish to
proceed with therapy sessions, these will be usually scheduled for one hour weekly. Each session will have a framework and I will do work outside of the session to prepare. Depending on the situation your therapy may involve just the weekly sessions, if working with a young person I will usually also see parents/carers separately, and may liaise with schools if appropriate and agreed to.

I will provide handouts and written information where appropriate and signpost you to useful resources.


child and adolescent mental health support