Ashleigh Cormack Masters In Counselling, MBACP
I'm a fully qualified and experienced counsellor working with adults and young people aged 11 and over. At times life feels stressful and challenging, you may feel stuck or that the usual ways of coping are no longer working. Counselling enables you to find a way forward that makes sense to you, by offering support and understanding, new ways of approaching problems and by helping you to locate strengths and resources. I will provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space to explore any difficulties that are preventing you from living a satisfactory and fulfilling life. I'm experienced in working with a variety of problems including: depression and anxiety, stress, anger, bullying, abuse and trauma, eating disorders, bereavement, relationship difficulties, low confidence and self-esteem.
Counselling can also help with decision making, career changes, personal development and growth.In my experience clients want and benefit from different ways of working in therapy. I've trained in several therapeutic approaches the main ones being Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I've also found Mindfulness and art based therapy techniques to be effective for many clients. I'll draw on my training and experience to work with you and to develop a tailored therapy that is most likely to help you as an individual.
Training, qualifications & experience
For over 13 years, I’ve been involved in activities and agencies offering therapeutic support and during this time my belief in the effectiveness of therapy has been strengthened by experience. I've worked with both adults and young people (aged 11 and over) with wide-ranging issues and in a variety of settings including: private sector and voluntary organisations, higher education, secondary schools and youth services. Currently, in addition to my private practice, I'm a counsellor at Rowan Consultancy. Previously, I gained considerable experience working within the voluntary sector for Mindspace (Jan 2015 - Nov 2016), Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland (May 2008 - Mar 2011) and as a helpline volunteer for Childline Scotland (2004-2008) where I also became a mentor and a trainer. In addition I was a student counsellor at Perth College (2009-2010).
Masters by Research Counselling (University of Abertay, 2012-2014)
BACP accredited Diploma in Pluralistic Counselling (University of Abertay, 2009-2011)
COSCA accredited certificate 'Working with Bereaved Children and Young People' (2009- 2010)
COSCA accredited 'Specialist Training in Bereavement and Loss (2008)
COSCA Validated Certificate in Counselling Skills (University of Glasgow, 2007)
'Coaching for Counsellors' (2017,Rowan)
'Enabling Children to Speak about Feelings through Sandplay' (2017, Child Centre of Mental Health, London)
'Understanding and Working with Adolescents: Turbulence, Trauma, Change and Challenge’ (2016, Psychodynamic Training with Human Development Scotland).
'Working Therapeutically with Teenagers Tools and Techniques’ (2015, The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, London)
‘Teaching Clients Mindfulness’ (2015)
'Teaching Mindfulness to Groups' (2016)
'Compassion-Focused Therapy’ (2013)
‘OCD a CBT Approach’ (2013)
ASIST - Suicide Prevention Training (2009)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Please get in touch to discuss booking an initial consultation. You can e-mail, call, text, or alternatively use the form below. The initial consultation is offered at a reduced fee of £20.
The number of sessions will then be mutually agreed to suit your needs. Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes. A Session costs £40 (fees will be charged unless at least 24 hours notice is given of cancellation).
I provide both short term and long term therapy and the number of sessions will be mutually agreed dependent on your needs. I'm counselling in Perth. Skype appointments also available.
I'm fully insured and hold an Enhanced Disclosure Scotland certificate for working with adults and children. As a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I adhere to their ethical standards and codes of practice.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Daytime/ Evening appointments. Face to face.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|