Mandy J Rogan. DipHECC&YP. MBACP
Mandy Rogan is a highly motivated counsellor, who specialises in enabling and supporting children, teenagers and young people towards building healthy relationships and finding meaningful and practical solutions that shape a positive way forward. With 18 years experience of working effectively alongside children within a background of child development and education, music and the arts, her client-led approach is enabling, sensitive and responsible.
As a counsellor, she is mindful that understanding your child or young person would benefit from a different type of conversation where personal feelings can safely unfold and be explored, does not come without its own individual challenges for a parent. Alongside giving your trust to a counsellor to ensure this process is one that will help and hold your child or young person. Conscious of the feelings that may come up from this, Mandy works carefully to counter any feelings of isolation.
Using an integrative and creative approach which enables her to be aware of and responsive to meeting the unique therapeutic needs of every client, she offers her clients a consistent, held and safe space where at their own pace, their process of exploration is regarded and respected in a non-judgemental and empathic therapeutic relationship, supporting her clients to hold a deeper understanding of themselves as they work towards building resilience, self-esteem and personal growth.
Counselling can be open ended, sometimes clients attend counselling for a few sessions, or they chose to attend for longer. It is important to talk this through carefully at the initial consultation, and review the work and progress of the original aim every 3 weeks or so. Outcomes can be helpfully measured by using specific core assessment forms every week, charting how your child or young person feels, supporting the client work and decisions around a mutual and natural, positive ending. Sessions will usually last for 45 minutes to an hour. This can be adapted to meet the client’s needs.
Based in Ayr, a fifteen minutes walk away from the sea front, the practice has its own entrance, with a fully equipped therapeutic room and views that look out onto the garden. Accessible by car, train and bus, with plenty of free space to park, including off-street parking.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications include -
~ Cosca Certificate in Conselling Skills
~ Diploma in Pre-School Practice
~ HNC in Child Development & Education
~ Fine Arts Certificate
Experienced in supporting children, adolescents and young people in personal therapy and in group work in both primary and secondary school contexts, college campus, intervention settings, NHS and private practice. Staying with and enabling a diverse client group presenting with attachment behavioural issues; bereavement and loss; experiences of trauma; neglect; suicidal ideation; sexual and physical abuse; domestic abuse and family complexities; gender issues; eating disorders; body image issues; low self-esteem; anger; anxiety; bullying; self-harm; addictions; depression and loneliness. Mandy has experience in working effectively within different systems and communicating mindfully with parents, guardians, next of kin, social work, schools and specialist agencies, whilst holding and maintaining confidentiality and boundaries within an ethical and legal framework that adheres to BACP’s Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
Areas of experience and speciality include working in the metaphor, helping children tell their story, sand play, working with clay, miniature animals and figurines, sculpting and working with different art materials.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Specialist training in child development and working with children, adolescents and young people therapeutically, and through music and art programmes in educational settings.
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Fees are on a negotiable scale from £25 for 45 minute sessions for young children. Concessions are available to students.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until 4pm. Evening and weekend work can be arranged to suit the needs of the client.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|