Cog- Behave Associates
Glasgow Cognitive Therapy Centre
Rothesay House 2nd Floor
134 Douglas Street
58 Blairhill Street
Think your drinking too much ?
Feel your heads going to explode ?
Believe that its all too much ?
Stressed all the time ?
Then you’ve come to the right place
At Cog-Behave Associates we have combined experience of 35yrs in treating a wide range of conditions and problems such as :
We will assess your requirements swiftly and sensitively and match you to one of our 3 dynamic therapists.
Our counsellors are COSCA and BABCP registered Cognitive Behavioural Therapists. Within the team there is a range of additional experience and skills including Clinical Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Sports Coaching and Sports Counselling. Each member of the team is experienced in providing counselling for people overcoming addiction and substance misuse.
Within the team there is expertise and a proven track record of success in supporting people to overcome issues in a wide range of areas.
Our work normally helps clients see real progress and movement within weeks and, if clients commit to the work which is asked of them between sessions, rarely is there a need for long-term therapy beyond 12 to 15 sessions.
Our counselling team guarantees a safe environment, confidentiality, a non-judgemental hearing and the highest standards of professionalism in all aspects of the client-therapist relationship.
We at Cog-Behave Associates will help you get your life back on track.
Training, qualifications & experience
All our Therapists have obtained diploma's in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which are validated
by COSCA ( regulatory body for Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists in the UK) In addition to this we hold qualifications in advanced alcohol training and counselling, as well as personal qualification's
in the following areas :
- Diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy
- Diploma in Reflexology
- English Literature
- British Sign Language
- Child Protection
- Advanced Alcohol Training
- Motivational Interviewing
- Guilt & Shame
- Loss & Bereavement
- ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
All our therapists participate in Continued Professional Development.
Member organisations *
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling we deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling we deal with
Sessions are priced at £40.00 standard fee.
Phone for a free 15minuite no obligation consultation.
All of our counsellors have experience in the third sector. We offer a special discounted rate of 25%off the standard session fee for people currently employed in the voluntary sector.
So, you’re thinking about going along for private counselling. This practical and honest guide is based on my experience of being on both side of the counselling room.
- Counselling may be the answer but it depends on what the question is! Counselling is one of many talking therapies out there. Have you decided counselling is what is needed or has a well-intentioned friend suggested it? For counselling to work there are lots of things that have to be right. Do you to want to engage; want to change. The time has to be right. Do you have the time and are you willing to invest the time, money and effort?
- Have you checked out the alternatives to paying? Could you get help on the NHS? There are lengthy waiting lists, as long as 18 weeks in some parts, but it is free. Could you get help from a charity? Does your employer have any sort of Employee Support Programme? Many companies have such schemes.
- Gather some information on the potential counsellors you might use. Are they qualified and members of a professional body? If these are not in place…don’t touch the counsellor. Look at the types of counselling offered; person-centred can be really useful for things like bereavement and loss. The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach is most effective in areas like depression, anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is argued that CBT helps train clients in how to deal with situations differently in the future.
- Look at the practice set-up; is this a lone practitioner who hires a rented room or is there a team of counsellors who can match your needs to the most appropriate therapist.
- Contact your potential counsellor. Do they answer? Do they sound professional? If you leave a message, how long do you wait for a response ? Counsellors can be busy with clients so don’t be too harsh! If you e mail them, how long do they take to respond, and is it a personal reply or a standard one generated by a computer? Go with your gut feeling, if you think they are too pushy or disinterested, you should not hesitate to try elsewhere.
- Think about the location of the therapy rooms: if you met a neighbour on the way there what would you say? For many clients, visiting a counsellor a little further away from home helps keep things confidential. You could always tell your neighbour you’re heading somewhere to meet a friend, see a show or going to the hairdresser!
- Ask if an initial assessment or telephone appointment is available, perhaps at a reduced rate. Why not try before you buy?
- Is your counsellor a lone practitioner who claims to be able to treat everything or do theypractice in a group where your needs can best be matched by someone in the team?
- Be comfortable about the housekeeping rules. Can you pay by card? What is the cancellation policy? Do you pay up-front? Can you get a discount by committing to a number of sessions?
- Go along for the first session with an open mind. Most people enjoy the process of being heard. If you don’t like any particular aspect of the counsellor’s work; tell them. Any decent counsellor would make a huge effort to accommodate you, the client.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon-Fri 8.30am-8.30pm Saturday 9.00am-4.00pm Sunday 9.00am-1.00pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|