Dr Rachel Allan

Dr Rachel Allan

Glasgow
G73

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Glasgow
G73

About me

Hello and welcome. I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, and qualified counsellor, with over ten years' experience as a therapist working with individuals and couples. I am also a BPS RAPPS-listed supervisor, and provide supervision for Practitioner Psychologists, Trainee Psychologists and Counsellors.

What to expect

As a Counselling Psychologist, I am able to draw on a number of different therapeutic approaches to provide an intervention that suits you and supports you to meet your goals. I provide a safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore your difficulties. I will work with you to come up with a treatment plan, unique to you, that meets your needs and helps you move forward in your life.

After you make contact with me, we can arrange a first assessment session together. I am usually able to give you an appointment within one week of making contact. When we meet for the first time, we will spend some time looking at your difficulties, and I will assess what approach is likely to be suitable for you at that time. From there, we will decide together how to proceed.

Why a Counselling Psychologist?

Counselling Psychology is a branch of Professional Psychology which specialises in providing effective, evidence-based psychological interventions in a compassionate, sensitive and collaborative way. When working with a Counselling Psychologist, the work will follow your lead, and aim to empower you to reach your goals, and to thrive. A Counselling Psychologist will be themselves with you, and meet you in a warm, human and professional way. This includes recognising the uniqueness of your difficulties and circumstances without ever seeking to diagnose or tell you there is something 'wrong' with you. As a Counselling Psychologist, my professional values include promoting hope, meaning, understanding, growth and personal empowerment.

A bit about me

I have worked as a Counselling Psychologist in the NHS for a number of years. I am experienced in working with clients experiencing a range of difficulties, including depression and feeling sad, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, OCD, relationships issues, family issues, psychosis and PTSD. I am passionate about working with individuals looking to find a way forward through loss such as separation, divorce and bereavement, be that individually or as a couple.

I have worked extensively with people living with the long-term effects of childhood trauma, wishing to make sense of their past experiences. I am trained and experienced in delivering Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is an innovative and effective clinical treatment for difficulties arising from traumatic events. I would be pleased to provide further information on this approach when we meet, and to consider whether this approach might be suitable for you. I welcome clients from all backgrounds.

I have completed training in supervision and am particularly interested in working with colleagues who are working towards qualification or professional accreditation.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, trained in Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I have also completed training in EMDR.

Prior to my doctorate in Counselling Psychology, I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling.

Over the last ten years, I have worked in a number of services, including specialist services for psychosis, and for survivors of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse.

I have completed a number of training courses in supervision. I am Registered with the BPS Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors, which is designed to recognise psychologists with special expertise in supervision.

Qualifications:
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (Glasgow Caledonian University, 2010)
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (University of Strathclyde, 2007)
MA Honours (First Class) Psychology (University of Glasgow, 2006)

Professional Registration:
HCPC Practitioner Psychologist
BPS Chartered Member
BPS RAPPS Registered

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

HCPC

Fees

Therapy
From £80 per hour for individuals
From £100 per hour for couples

Supervision
From £80 per hour for qualified colleagues
From £60 per hour for colleagues currently in training

Further information

Evening and weekend appointments available.

Maps & Directions

Glasgow, G73

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Supervision & training

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