Elizabeth Urie Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
As a person centred/integrative counsellor, I offer clients a safe and consistent space and facilitate the exploration of issues and concerns within a relationship of warmth and trust. Within this confidential working relationship, clearer understanding can be gained, options of developing strategies and problem solving are explored and clients can bring about changes and life choices that feel right for them and at their own pace. Life brings challenges and sometimes we can struggle with our work/life balance leading to anxiety, low mood/depression and issues with relationships. Exploring issues and feelings in a safe, confidential space can help us to understand our thoughts, feelings and behaviours and consider our options going forward.
I have experience in working within the NHS; voluntary agencies; employment assistance providers; agencies offering swift access to counselling/psychotherapy as well as in private practice. I also offer counselling supervision to counsellors/psychotherapists and other practitioners/health care workers. I am currently based in Largs, North Ayrshire and conveniently located within the town centre close to road, rail and bus links.
Training, qualifications & experience
COSCA Counselling Supervision Certificate
COSCA Counselling Supervision Skills Certificate
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling - University of Strathclyde
COSCA CBCS Specialist Module in Bereavement & Loss
COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
I am a Registered Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
Continuing Professional and Personal Development is very important to me in improving and developing my work. I regularly take up further training opportunities and more than comply with annual CPD requirements.
I am currently working in private practice as well as being an affiliate counsellor for several Employee Assistance Providers; an affiliate counsellor for NHS Working Health Services and I offer group facilitation to organisations. I also offer supervision services to counsellors and health practitioners. I have previous experience of counselling in a Medical Practice within NHS Primary Care and as a volunteer counsellor/counselling supervisor for Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life Changes/Loss/Chronic Illness
Weight Loss/Issues with Food
My standard session fee is £45 per hour for individuals and fees are reviewed annually. I can offer some concessionary rates, if necessary, so that we can agree a fee that is affordable and sustainable over the period we work together. It is important to me that cost is not a prohibitive factor for you in seeking counselling.
I can be contacted initially by email or telephone where you can leave a private message. I will then get back to you as soon as I can and invite you to telephone me so we can discuss any queries or concerns you may have. If you decide to proceed, we will then arrange an Initial Appointment where we can look at your individual needs and what you hope to gain from counselling. It is important to me that you feel comfortable and safe before committing to further sessions.
At present, I work in Largs town centre. The venue is close to bus and rail services and there is some on road parking with other parking close by. I can offer consultations in the day and into late afternoons/early evening. Weekend appointments may be available by arrangement. Largs is easily accessible by road and rail and clients travel from East and South Ayrshire, Greenock and Renfrewshire as well as within the local area.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Morning, afternoon & late afternoon appointments on Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Some early evening appointments on other days & some Saturday mornings can be available by individual arrangement.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
With my core ethos being the person-centred approach, I trained in an integretive approach to supervision. I aim to offer an open and transparent working relationship to supervisees to foster further development and learning within the work. .