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About me

Hi, I'm Caroline, a qualified, accredited person-centred counsellor for over 10 years. I'm also a registered nurse.

Picking up the phone to a counsellor can be a daunting process. I wish to reassure you that I am very aware of 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. I am not here to tell you what to think or do, I believe you have the capacity to do this, but 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.

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.

I'm experienced in working with male and female adults and young people over the age of 12.  At present I am working only with 18 year olds and over.

To date I have worked in an NHS adult counselling service, a Glasgow secondary school offering counselling and now privately. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical framework for good practice. I have over 500 hours of counselling experience.

My experience as a nurse for 26 years has led me to specialise in sexual health, sexuality issues. I have also been working with public health throughout the COVID pandemic so am fully aware of the stresses and trauma some people have gone through.

I offer confidential 50 minute sessions for individuals . Initially a 30 minute reduced rate face to face session or a free 30 minute telephone session can occur to establish if counselling is something you wish to continue with and so we both decide if I am the right counsellor for you.

I believe the relationship between you and I, the counsellor, is crucial to how successful counselling can be, however I am aware it can take time to build up trust. It also gives you a chance to ask any questions either about myself or the process.

I work face to face in therapy rooms in South Lanarkshire, 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

CBT essentials - The Association for Psychological Therapies

Online/telephone counselling course -Counselling Tutor -in progress

Bereavement Awareness -Counselling Tutor

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Health professionals

Sexuality

LGBTQI clients

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy

Fees

£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.

Availability

During working hours only -days can be negotiated.

Springvale Wellbeing
18 Lethame Rd
Strathaven
ML10 6AD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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

Zoom
CAROLINE SCADE (MBACP Accred)

CAROLINE SCADE (MBACP Accred)