Phyl Cooney (S.C.O.T.T.S)

Phyl Cooney               (S.C.O.T.T.S)

South Ayrshire

07934 181473

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South Ayrshire

07934 181473

About me

Serendipity. Consortium  OTherapy  Training  Supervision  (S.C.O.T.T.S)

Sometimes it can feel difficult to take the first step to contact a therapist. Perhaps you have been trying to make sense of something that has happened in your life for a while, or perhaps something has recently happened that has created a whole range of thoughts and feelings which have become confusing. You might not believe it right now but you are actually the expert on your own life. My role is to gently facilitate your journey of self discovery where you experience a more integrated sense of who you are. This will be done in a safe, calm and confidential space where you will experience an open warm and non-judgemental response from me.

I am an integrative and creative therapist with 16 years post qualifying experience. I have worked within the statutory, voluntary and private sector. Prior to this I was a Social Worker working in a wide range of different fields including Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Paediatrics, Maternity (pre and post birth), Adoption, Fostering and Disability.

I have practised within childcare systems and worked systemically to support the network of professionals around the child. I can facilitate therapeutic reflective groups for foster parents and adoptive parents helping them to understand the challenges of re-parenting a child with attachment difficulties. I have extensive experience of parent / child work and offer individual or group consultations to carers and staff in other professions including Social Work, Health and Education. I have significant experience of working with children and adults across the life cycle on a wide range of different issues including trauma and loss. I have trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) to help support adults and children manage their experiences of trauma and support their recovery.

I am interested in working with the whole person and my training and experience has enabled me to develop a style of work which focusses on the unconscious relationship patterns that may have evolved from childhood and how these affect you in the present. As an integrative therapist I draw on a range of different approaches to help me understand the uniqueness of your situation and your experience. I will tailor make my approach to fit with what feels right for you and at a pace that is appropriate for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling
  • Diploma in Individual & Group Supervision
  • EMDR ( Level 1 & 2)
  • EMDR (Children & Young People)
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (Level1)
  • Intensive Filial Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (SCQF 8)
  • Certificated Qualification in Social Work
  • Certificate in Childcare and Protection Studies
  • Accredited Practice Teacher

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with



I can be contacted initially by phone or email where I will be happy to answer any questions that you may have. It is vitally important that you feel safe and comfortable before entering into a therapeutic relationship so I offer an initial appointment to meet up and discuss your needs. There is no obligation for you to continue attending beyond this meeting as my priority is that you access the counsellor or intervention that best suits you. The initial consultation will last 30 minutes (Cost £15).

My hourly rate for a counselling session for individuals is £35. The frequency of sessions will be dependent on the individuals needs.

Concessions are available for students / low waged.

I can also offer Skype / Telephone Counselling £35 an hour.

Clinical Supervision for qualified counsellors is £45 an hour or £65 per 90 minutes.

Fees for Group Supervision will be dependent on the number of counsellors in the group and length of the session.

Please provide 48hours notice of cancellation, otherwise full fee may apply.

Further information

At present I am based in Ayrshire but if it is more convenient I can access therapy rooms in Glasgow. Due to the cost of room hire in Glasgow there will be a small additional charge.

I can create bespoke training and CPD workshops on Attachment, Brain Development, Play and creative ways of working to suit your particular requirements.

I am an accredited registered member of BACP and I fully adhere to their ethical framework for good practice. I attend regular Supervision to support me in my work and I actively seek out training and reading to inform my practice and ethics.

I currently volunteer as a Clinical Supervisor for staff and volunteers in two organisations working with clients who have experienced bereavement.

Membership of Professional Institutions

  • MBACP Accredited & UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor / Psychotherapist
  • Full registration with Scottish Social Services Council
  • Member of EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programme for UK & Ireland

BACP Membership No. 54200

Maps & Directions

Ayr, KA6

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Appointments are available during week days / evenings. Some weekend appointments are currently available. Please note there are stairs.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I really enjoy being a Clinical Supervisor and the dynamic and interaction that happens during these sessions.

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