Hello! My name is Kirsty Shaw

I am a cognitive behavioural therapy psychotherapist, I work
online with children, adolescents and adults. I have over fifteen years of experience working within social care and mental health settings.

My clinical interests include helping people overcome obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), enabling them to live a life free from the daily distress of obsessions and compulsions.
Furthermore, I also enjoy helping those with social anxiety to face their fears without relying upon behaviours such as avoidance or reassurance seeking, that have often maintained their mental health difficulties.


I am accredited with the BABCP (British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies). This means I have demonstrated that I have met high standards of training and experience in CBT, and I am committed to maintaining standards of clinical practice, clinical supervision and continuing professional development.

Currently I work independently in my own private practice as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist. Alongside this, I work with a well known online mental health service that works with the NHS to provide a range of mental health, autism and ADHD services.

I am fully insured and have a clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

When I am not working, I like to promote my own positive mental health by taking my dog Max for long walks, meeting up with friends, I like to go on spontaneous adventures with my husband and son in our campervan named Pearl. I like listening to music and Audiobooks. I practise Yoga at home, and I am also partial to reading a number of interior magazines (typically in front of the log burner with a cup of Yorkshire Tea and a sweet vegan treat!).

I look forward to working alongside you to help you reduce your mental health difficulties and achieve your therapeutic goals.


PgDip High Intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CAMHS) via Northumbria University

PgCert Low Intensity Psychological Interventions (CAMHS) via Northumbria University

L1 Certificate in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy via Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute

Bsc (Hons) Social Work and Nursing (Learning Disabilities) via Teesside University

In addition to my core qualifications, I regularly undertake training as part of my continued professional development (CPD).