Gareth Owen B.Ed(Hons), Dip Couns, MBACP (Registered)
My name is Gary Owen and I am a Psychodynamic Counsellor. I offer counselling for individuals and couples.
My practice is called Hopesprings CTC and is based in our suite of offices at Tron House, Quarrywood Court in Livingston, West Lothian. We have a team of counsellors with a range of expertise and experience. Every member of our team holds either BACP or COSCA membership. Each is fully qualified, insured and works within the guidelines set down by national governing bodies.
Appointments are available during evenings, some day times and limited times at weekends.
First consultation is free of charge.
Training, qualifications & experience
B.Ed (Hons) - Jordanhill College, Glasgow.
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling - Strathclyde University.
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling - The Garnethill Centre, Glasgow.
Post Graduate Certificate in Autism - Strathclyde Univ.
Member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
Member of the Scottish Association of Psychodynamic Counsellors.
Member of the BACP Private Practice Executive Committee
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 (for individuals) per 50 minute session.
£55.00 (for couples) per 50 minute session
Some discounts available in cases of financial hardship.