Roxana Rudzik-Shaw


MSc (Dist.), BSc (dual hons), Reg. MBACP, MBPsS, ACTO, ISMHO, TESOL, ACTDEC


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Hello! And a warm welcome to my website.

Here's a little about me...


I'm an entrepreneur at heart with a passion for helping others realise their true potential.


I have always been fascinated by the human psyche.


My mission in life is to raise awareness of mental health issues and to challenge the stigma that exists.

As part of my mission I endeavour to contribute to the personal development and positive transformation of others; helping you to be the best you can be.


Formerly a TESOL teacher, translator-interpreter, mentor in educational settings, portraiture and wedding photographer.

Today, I'm a professional, experienced and compassionate Psychologist/Counsellor/Counselling Supervisor/Life Coach in private practice, offering face-to-face and online counselling, coaching and creativity services


I also deliver bespoke training and CPD workshops with The Positive Vibes Project promoting positive mental health, wellbeing and wellness through creativity.

I am driven by the fact that I succeed by supporting others to succeed.


Below is more information about my qualifications, professional memberships, insurance, experience, ongoing professional development, and professional achievements.

Thank you for checking out my site.


Roxana x


Q u a l i f i c a t i o n s : -

  • Mindfulness Mental Health Diploma (In Progress)
  • Life Coaching Diploma with Distinction (COE)
  • Diploma in Online Counselling (OLT Ltd)
  • OCST Online Counselling Supervision Certificate 2 with Distinction (Online Counselling Services and Training)
  • OCST Online Counselling Supervision Certificate (Online Counselling Services and Training)
  • Certificate in Online Counselling Skills (Online Counselling Services and Training)
  • Certificate in Supervision (Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy)
  • MSc in Counselling Psychology with Distinction (Keele University)
  • Certificate in Counselling (Keele University)
  • First Steps in Counselling (Keele University)
  • BSc (dual hons) in Psychology and Criminology (Keele University) 

P r o f e s s i o n a l  M e m b e r s h i p s : -

  • Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) - Reg. MBACP
  • Member of the BPS (British Psychological Society) - MBPsS
  • Member of ACTO (Association for Counselling and Therapy Online)
  • Member of ISMHO (International Society for Mental Health Online)
  • Member of IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists)
  • Associate Member of ABA (Anti-Bullying Alliance)
  • Registered with ICO (Independent Commissioner's Office) - Registered Data Controller
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P r o f e s s i o n a l  I n s u r a n c e : -

  • I hold current personal liability and professional indemnity insurance. 

P r o f e s s i o n a l  E x p e r i e n c e : -

I work with adults over 18 years old. I have worked in clinical and educational settings, including the NHS as a Counsellor and Counselling Supervisor, and in a multitude of agencies within the voluntary sector, charitable organisations, higher education and further education establishments, and now in private practice.

O n g o i n g  P r o f e s s i o n a l  D e v e l o p m e n t : -

I am committed to my ongoing professional development. I strive to keep up-to-date with new research, seek further training to enhance my current knowledge-base and engage in CPD (Continuing and Professional Development) at every available opportunity. In addition, I hope to continue planning, writing and delivering Training & CPD services. Some of the CPD completed includes as follows:

  • Exploring Mindfulness (1 day, North Staffs Mind)
  • The Science of Happiness (8 weeks, Berkeley University of California)
  • Haygarth Lecture: Securing the Emotional Health, Resilience and Wellbeing of Young People (University of Chester)
  • World Mental Health Day Conference (1 day, Rethink & Chester PLUS)
  • Adapting to & Embracing Change (half day, University of Chester)
  • Keeping Children Safe Online (half day webinar, NSPCC)
  • Child Protection (half day webinar, NSPCC)
  • ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (2 day, Papyrus)
  • New to Teaching (2 day training, University of Chester)
  • Fresh Start January (1 day wellbeing conference, Green Pages, Chester)
  • Sexting and Sextortion: Keeping Kids Safe (half day webinar, Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention)
  • Creativity and Innovation: Enhancing Learning Staff Conference (1 day, University of Chester)
  • Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy Conference: An Understanding of the Self (1 day, MIP)
  • Community Care Live 2011 (2 days workshops, keynotes and networking)
  • Palliative Care (3 day course, NHS)
  • MAPA (Managing Actual and Potential Aggression) - Personal Safety/Conflict Resolution (Breakaway) (1 day course, NHS)
  • CAMHS Tier 1 Training - Understanding the Mental Health of Children and Young People (2 day training, CAMHS)
  • Changes Wellbeing Workshop (8 weeks, Changes)
  • OCN Accredited Changes Volunteer Coordinator training (17 weeks, Changes)
  • CISM: Awareness & Understanding (half day training, NHS)
  • CISM: Defusing Skills in Practice (half day training, NHS)
  • Changes Recovery Workshop (7 weeks, Changes) 
  • Dementia Care training (2 day training, NHS)
  • Psychosis (half day training, NHS)
  • E-Mentor training (half day training, Aimhigher)
  • Aimhigher Associate Mentor training (3 day induction training, Aimhigher)
  • CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) debriefing (5 day Foundation course)
  • Counselling & Psychiatric Nursing ('Horizons' workshop, NHS)
  • Assertiveness & Communication Skills (half day workshop, NHS)
  • Assertiveness in Practice (half day workshop, NHS)
  • Keele University 2nd Counselling Psychology Conference: Crossing Borders (weekend workshops, Keele University)
  • Solution Focused Approaches (3 day course, NHS)
  • Basic Awareness of Substance Misuse (1 day course, NHS)
  • Keele University 1st Counselling Psychology Conference: Things Unsaid (weekend workshops, Keele University)
  • Information Governance/Data Protection Awareness (half day training, NHS)
  • Stress Management (4 day course, NHS)

P r o f e s s i o n a l  A c h i e v e m e n t s : -

  • Nominated 'Best in Show - Twitter' in WEGO 6th Annual Health Activist Awards 2017
  • Nominated and Shortlisted for Above & Beyond Awards 2015 as 'Outstanding Non-Academic Support Staff' at University of Chester
  • Nominated 'Best in Show - Twitter' in WEGO 4th Annual Health Activist Awards 2014
  • Nominated 'Best in Show - Community Forum' in WEGO 4th Annual Health Activist Awards 2014
  • Nominated 'Best in Show - Twitter' in WEGO 3rd Annual Health Activist Awards 2013
  • Nominated 'Unsung Hero' in WEGO 2nd Annual Health Activist Awards 2012
  • Nominated 'Ms. Congeniality' in WEGO 2nd Annual Health Activist Awards 2012
  • Nominated and Shortlisted for 'Professional Hero -Therapist' Mental Healthy Hero Awards 2012 


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