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Alison Cumming, MSc Int Psych, Dip Couns, Cert Sup., MBChB

Lanark ML11 & Glasgow G41
07803 616146 07803 616146 Registered / Accredited

About me

There may be issues and difficulties in your life which might be causing you to feel unfulfilled or distressed, or even just a sense of unhappiness within you. I offer you a private confidential time and space to explore all of these. I aim to work with you in a way which offers understanding and support but also enables you to gain new perspectives or acceptance

I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I am registered with UKCP and as a  BACP Senior Accredited practitioner. I have over 20 years experience in counselling and psychotherapy and have been working therapeutically with people for over 25 years. My background was as a GP for many years.I work with mainly individuals.

My practice is mainly based at my peaceful office in Lanark, but I do offer some availability in Southside of Glasgow midweek. I see mainly individuals and do not work with young people under the age of 16.

I am committed to ongoing professional development and I abide by both BACP and UKCP Codes of Ethics and am subject to their complaints procedures.

Training, qualifications & experience

I first qualified with a Diploma in Counselling in 2000 from the University of Strathclyde. I obtained my accreditation with BACP in 2002, and became Senior Accreditied in 2011. I undertook specialist postgraduate training in Integrative Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute/ Middlesex University in London in 2008 and gained a Masters Degree in  Psychotherapy in 2011. I became fully registered with UKCP at that time.

In 2003, I gained my Certificate in Supervision with PCT Britain. I offer supervision to both individuals and groups. on a one to one basis I work with experienced counsellors and those in training as well as people who work in the healthcare professions.

I have worked in a variety of settings over the past 15 years: I have worked extensively as a counsellor in General Practice , in a not-for-profit organisation serving local communities, in a specialist NHS psychotherapy service and in student counselling. I have also worked in private independent practice for over 15 years.

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

My fees are currently £50 per individual session.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Further information

I am able to offer a number of reduced fee places to key workers for counselling sessions.

As a supervisor, I am also happy to offer a reduced fee to any key workers who might find clinical supervision of benefit to their work, and also to trainee counsellors for the duration of their training.

Lanark
Lanarkshire
ML11

Shawlands
Glasgow
G41

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

I offer both daytime and evening appintments in Lanark. I work in southside of Glasgow midweek offering daytime appointments at present. I do not work at weekends.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I offer supervision to both counsellors in training and qualified counsellors and therapists.

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Alison Cumming, MSc Int Psych, Dip Couns, Cert Sup., MBChB

Alison Cumming, MSc Int Psych, Dip Couns, Cert Sup., MBChB