Nerissa Shaw

Tutor Levels 2 & 3

Nerissa is a qualified counsellor, having completed both Level 4 and Level 5 diplomas in Psychotherapeutic counselling. She has worked for counselling agencies in the Taunton Area and now runs a private practice, seeing clients in Glastonbury, Taunton and Ilminster. She is a member of the BACP.

Nerissa’s career has been varied – her first degree is in Astrophysics – initially working in Finance in the City of London before moving to Somerset to undertake teacher training. She became a qualified teacher and spent five years teaching Maths to 13-18 year olds where she found that she was well suited to pastoral care, listening to students and empowering them. It was this that led her to train as a counsellor.

Since qualifying, Nerissa has taught workshops in counselling-related subjects including Mental Health and Wellness, The Shadow, and Suicide. Teaching others and facilitating learning is something she is passionate about and finds that she learns as much from it as she passes on.

Nerissa has had a strong interest in Spirituality and in 2009 completed a Masters degree in Contemporary Religion and Spirituality in which her research was largely focussed on Paganism in its many forms. Her own spiritual practice is heavily influenced by the landscape and by nature and in searching out the stories they have to tell.

Nerissa has contributed to the Sweet Track blog and also writes her own.

You can find out more about Nerissa and her practice at her website here:

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