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SCOTACS Diploma in Counselling [CBT & Groupwork]

About me

Welcome to Soothing Space Therapy
Looking for a therapist is a big step to take when you want to feel better, and with therapy, it is important that you feel that you are being listened to. That is the main thing that I try to do, listen.

It’s important that you feel that something is happening, that something is changing, that something is getting better. I only use approaches that have been tried and tested that can make a difference. I use approaches that come under the umbrella of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). CBT has a really good reputation for helping people make progress with anxiety, depression and issues related to these two common mental health conditions.

It’s important to experience our working together as a kind of team.

Training, qualifications & experience

My name is Abi Adam, and I am a qualified cognitive behaviour therapist and coach. I am trained to use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approaches which include aspects of compassion focused and acceptance and commitment therapies for both individuals and groups. I am working towards accreditation with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and I am an individual member of the BACP. I offer therapy face-to-face, online or by phone.

My background also includes more than a decade of working as a musician and over twenty-five years in education. This means that I have a wide range of experience and interests in helping people.

 I adhere to the professional and ethical standards laid down by the BABCP and the BACP, and I have full professional indemnity and current Disclosure Scotland clearance.

My qualifications and training:

  • SCOTACS Diploma in Counselling and Therapy [CBT and Groupwork]
  • COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Introduction to Counselling
  • Drawing and Talking Therapy
  • SMART Recovery
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Moving your Therapy Online
  • BA [Music Performance]
  • PG Diploma in Orchestral Studies
  • MA [Honours] – modern languages
  • PGCE secondary teaching languages
  • Diploma in School Leadership and Management
  • Scottish Qualification for Headship
  • MSc [school leadership and promoting professional growth]
  • Coaching for Success – participant and trainer

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

Additional information

30 minute introductory session is £10

50 minute sessions are £50

Pathhead, Midlothian, EH37

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone