SHIRLEY MACMILLAN Dip.CBT/Counselling MCOSCA

SHIRLEY MACMILLAN Dip.CBT/Counselling  MCOSCA

Prestwick
Ayrshire
KA9

11 Grange Place
Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire
KA1

07748 328319

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Prestwick
Ayrshire
KA9

11 Grange Place
Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire
KA1

07748 328319

About me

I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist based in Ayrshire. I work predominantly with a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach, but also draw on many different types of therapeutic approaches learned during my training to provide a more integrative and tailored therapy for you.

There are times when we all experience situations that cause distress or uncertainty. It can be difficult to move past these events or to speak to those close to us.

My aim is to provide you with a safe and secure space where we will work collaboratively to find the solutions that work for you.  Altering your beliefs about yourself will empower you to move forward and, ultimately, you can become your own therapist by applying new skills and techniques to old patterns of thinking and behaving, helping you to regain control and lead your life in the way in which you want.

  • I work in accordance with COSCA (Scotland's professional body for counselling and psychotherapy) Ethics and Code of Practice.

  • I am fully insured with BALENS Specialist Insurance Brokers

  • I am a Counselling member of COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland) and a member BABCP (British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies)

  • I attend regular supervision with a BABCP accredited supervisor to ensure my practise is ethical and to the highest standard

  • Member of CBT'ers club (networking, discussion, supervision and social group for trainee and qualified psychotherapists, counsellors, coaches, psychologists, mental health practitioners etc using CBT in their clinical practice with clients
  • I am on the PVG scheme with Disclosure Scotland

Training, qualifications & experience

  • COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (COSCA validated)

Over the last few years I have had experience working with a wide variety of issues including, depression, anxiety, stress, self-harm, low self-esteem, bullying, grief, eating disorders, OCD.  I have worked with both individuals and groups and specialise working for an organisation that supports clients affected by sexual & domestic abuse. I also have extensive experience supporting young adults, having worked with many students at Ayrshire College.

As part of my continued professional development I have attended several workshops, training courses, and talks including

  • ASIST training (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

  • Living Life to the Full – Five Areas Training Course

  • BABCP – Behaviour Experiments Workshop

  • Rape Crisis – Supporting LGBTI Survivors

  • Violence Against Women Workshop

  • BABCP – CBT for Persistent Pain Workshop

  • Talking Mats Training

  • Penumbra – Self-Harm Awareness

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Member organisations

COSCA

Accredited register membership

Fees

Individual Counselling - £35 per session

Student - low waged (reduction available - please contact me)

Maps & Directions

Prestwick, KA9
Kilmarnock, KA1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday - Saturday

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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