Alana MacDonald, BSc (Hons), PG Dip, Accred. BABCP
Hello, I am Alana, an accredited Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Psychotherapist based in Glasgow. I can offer you an open, accepting and safe space for us to explore whats going on for you together.
I work in a collaborative way with my clients, supporting their exploration and understanding of what has brought you in to therapy. At our first appointment we will take time to consider you're aims and goals of therapy. You will quickly feel at ease in the knowledge that you are at the centre of each session, with the confidentiality and privacy to allow you to make sense of your mental health.
I have several years experience of working with a diverse range of clients, working with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression and trauma related struggles. I have honed my expertise in the field of eating disorders, trauma and perinatal mental health. I have worked across all sectors including NHS and charitable organisations, and use my experience and skills to create a tailored and unique intervention for each of my clients.
In addition to being a CBT Psychotherapist, I have over 10 years experience as a registered dietitian within the NHS. With both of these specialisms I have a particular interest and expertise in working with eating disorders, disordered eating, weight loss difficulties and ARFID.
I have expansive experience working in child and adolescent mental health (CAMHS) and am passionate about adapting the CBT approach to work with children, young people and clients with Autism (incl. Aspergers).
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Dietitian (HCPC)
EEATS Accredited (Eating Disorders Specialist)
PGDip Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Group work
COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£65 per session (50 mins face-to-face / video call )