About me

I'm hoping to return to face to face work in mid July 2021 at my new consulting room at 204-206 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 but will continue to work online with those clients who prefer it.

I offer a warm and relaxed approach to counselling and am happy to chat on the phone to potential clients - that way, you can get a sense of what it's like to work with me.

A bit of background: I originally studied languages and then worked in International Marketing & Advertising. Since retraining as a counsellor in 1998, I have gathered over 20 years experience working with a large range of issues and clients. 

I have worked in many different settings including seven years counselling in several GP practices.  I work integratively; using a variety of therapeutic models and techniques including CBT where helpful, always tailored to the needs and wishes of each individual client.


I have a particular interest in working with autistic clients and am on the National Autistic Society's resource list.  I am happy to work with NT:Autistic couples, as well as family members.  I am also very interested in working with clients who are Neurodivergent  (ADHD, ADD, Tourette’s)

I also have a great deal of expertise in working with trauma, particularly as a result of war, persecution and/or displacement.

I am LGBTQIA+ and GSRD aware

Please refer to my website for detailed information.  Feel free to phone or email me if you have any questions.

I also offer counselling supervision and professional supervision for case workers/social workers and related professions (music and drama therapists).

As a member of BACP, I am bound by its Code of Ethics and Practice and subject to its complaints procedure.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor (accredited since 2003)

PG Diploma in Counselling (University of Strathclyde 1999)

Registered with UKRC (United Kingdom Register of Counsellors)

Have worked in a variety of settings, including the NHS,  Addictions Counselling and Employee Counselling. 

I have completed a variety of training courses, including working with ASD, Adolescents and Systemic Family Therapy.

COSCA Certificate in Supervision 2007  (I am an authorised supervisor for Strathclyde and Caledonian Universities) as well as Women's Aid, LGBT Health and Wellbeing, LGBT Youth, music therapists and the Red Cross.

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

Autism

Neurodivergence

Trauma/PTSD

Cultural/Identity Issues

Anxiety Disorders including Social Anxiety

Some psychosexual issues

LGBTQIA+ GSRD

Fees

From £50.00 to £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

From 1 July 2021:

Regular sessions are £65

I am happy to negotiate reduced fees for students and clients on low income.

Counselling Supervision: £55/hour

Supervision or Personal Therapy for Counselling/Psychology Students: £50/hour

Availability

Monday-Friday 9am-6pm

Further information

My new consulting room is not fully accessible but is on the ground floor and there is parking outside the building.

204-206 Bath Street
Glasgow
G2 4HW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

My consulting room is not fully accessible but is on the ground floor and there is parking immediately outside the building

Additional languages

German, Hebrew, Dutch. Basic French.

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am an experienced supervisor (supervising since 2007) and work with a variety of counsellors and other professionals, both trainees and experienced.

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Orly Koppel

Orly Koppel