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Worry Guru

Psychological solutions in challenging times

Critical Incident countrywide across the UK and remote.

Welcome, and thank you for visiting Worry Guru.

My name is Anthony Hall-Shaw, and I offer critical incident work in person across the UK, including Manchester and it's surrounding areas as well as online. My work primarily revolves around critical incident management (CISM) and debriefing.

My specialist areas are anxiety and addiction. Please see below to read about my counselling journey and my qualifications.

Anthony Hall-Shaw, Dip Couns, PGCert, MBACP (Accred.), PGCert (Supervision), MA.

My Counselling Journey

My counselling journey started 25 years ago when I discovered that I was suffering with anxiety. This had been going on for some years, undiagnosed, and with deeply puzzling symptoms. I could find no peace and no one close to me knew anything about mental health issues.

After a long and painful process, I started having CBT therapy which led to my wanting to train as a therapist myself.

Since the 1990s, I have accumulated a substantial array of qualifications in various disciplines and modalities which have enabled me to become a psychotherapist who tailors each session according to the needs of my clients.

I have many qualifications which include two counselling diplomas, a post-graduate certificate in CBT, a special certificate in CBT, a post-graduate certificate in supervision, EMDR level 4, special training in critical incident stress management and debriefing, and an MA degree from the University of Manchester. I am accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (since 2008) and the author of Broken Britain (2010) and forthcoming The Addiction Cycle (2023).

Anthony Hall-Shaw, Dip Couns, PGCert, MBACP (Accred.), PGCert (Supervision), MA.

How Can Counselling Help?

Over the years, many clients have told me how they have valued having someone to talk to who is not directly involved with their situation and someone who will not be affected by what they say.

Counselling is not about telling you what to do, but rather helping you find your own voice and then solutions that you may never have considered.

I offer a tailor made talking therapy which includes various modalities borrowed from various psychotherapeutic methods to suit your needs and presenting issues.

Critical Incident Therapy

I have been working as a critical incident stress management and debrief therapist for many years and have a wealth of experience in visiting venues and sites where traumatising events have taken place.

I am qualified with ICISF to carry out this work which is often undertaken at short notice. By definition, nobody can really predict when a critical incident will take place.

When this happens, I am available to contact here and will make arrangements with yourselves to visit your site as soon as possible. This service is also available online, but I've found that in-person is much more meaningful and effective.

I go through well acknowledged protocols to calm, explain, and normalise critical incidents, commonly seeing those affected in a group setting or individual one-to-one sessions (which is often preferred).

The idea behind these visits is to help employees who may be suffering tremendously and try to produce a calm understanding in what might have been a highly disruptive situation.

My work in this field has taken me all over Europe and the Middle East and I have acquired vast experience in the critical incident arena.

Call me on 07990500040 or email me through the contact form below.

What issues can counselling help with?

I specialise in addiction, anxiety and critical incident work on site. If you would like help or psychological outside those areas, you might like to look at BACP's Find a Therapist or Counselling Directory.

Out Soon . . .

The Addiction Cycle by Anthony King.

A book to help conquer your addictions with advice from a seasoned addiction therapist.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my services or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help. You can also call me on +447990500040 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first.

My fees are £75 per hour.

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