Caroline Scade

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

(MBACP Accred)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Strathaven, ML10 6AD
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I'm Caroline, a qualified, accredited person-centred counsellor for 15 years and more recently a trauma counsellor.  I've also been a registered nurse for 28 years.

Picking up the phone to a counsellor can be a daunting process. I wish to reassure you I understand this and hope to offer you a sensitive, non judgmental environment to enable you to work through whatever has brought you to counselling.

I am here to listen, really get to understand you and your experience and be very open and honest with you. This can be very helpful and insightful sometimes.  We all can get a bit 'lost' along the way and my hope is by offering all that I can, counselling will help you with this.

My background is person centred counselling, which is a therapeutical approach to enable you, with the right conditions of empathy, non judgmentalism and openness, to gain understanding, space to process thoughts and feelings.

Recently I have trained in trauma focused therapy as well as a specific trauma therapy approach called EMDR which helps people with PTSD, complex and single event trauma. It also helps with anxiety and depression.

There are many reasons why someone may come to counselling. Some may be very clear about what the issues are, whilst others may have a sense that something doesn't feel quite right, but don't know why. They may be stuck with life, troubled by the past, overwhelmed, angry all the time, feel they are struggling with life or suicidal. Some people may want to focus specifically on on their own personal or professional development for the future.

To date I have worked in an NHS adult counselling service, a Glasgow secondary school offering counselling and now privately. 

My experience as a nurse has led me to specialise in sexual health, sexuality, LGBTQI issues. I also worked with public health throughout the COVID pandemic so am fully aware of the stresses and traumas some people have gone through. I currently work at a university as a nurse lecturer, working closely with students, giving me an insight into some of the challenges they can face.

I offer confidential 50 minute sessions for individuals. A 30 minute reduced rate face to face session or a free 30 minute telephone session can be arranged to establish if counselling is something you wish to continue and to offer you the chance to ask any questions. It enables us to decide if we are the right fit, as the therapeutic relationship is key to progress.

I'm experienced in working with male and female adults and young people.  At present I am working only with 18 year olds and over.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical framework for good practice. 

I work face to face in therapy rooms in South Lanarkshire and Glasgow, but also offer online via zoom and telephone sessions. 

Training, qualifications & experience

2009 - Gained accredited status by British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy
2005-2007 - Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, Stirling University/ Persona Development and Training.
2003 Counselling Skills Certificate, Strathclyde University.
1995 - BA (hons) Nursing Studies, Registered General Nurse, Glasgow Caledonian University.

Professional development

2023 Completed Part 1 and 2 EMDR training

2023 Trauma Focused Therapy Course

2021 CBT essentials - The Association for Psychological Therapies

2021 Online/telephone counselling course -Counselling Tutor 

2021 Bereavement Awareness -Counselling Tutor

2021 Zero Suicide Alliance training

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Trauma - single incident and complex

Health professionals


LGBTQI clients


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50 per for individuals 
I can offer reduced rates for the unemployed/students/retired which would be negotiated on an individual basis at the initial visit.

When I work

During working hours only -days can be negotiated.

Springvale Wellbeing, 18 Lethame Rd, Strathaven, ML10 6AD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at , or contact this professional directly.

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Caroline Scade
Caroline Scade