Alison McLean DipCBT

Alison McLean DipCBT

11B Grange Place
East Ayrshire


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About me

I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and have been trained integratively. What this means is I will ordinarily follow a Cognitive Behavioural treatment plan but if I feel your therapy would benefit from drawing upon other modalities then I am fully qualified to do so.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an evidence based approach and is the NHS treatment of choice for many mental health issues. Additionally, NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) has recommended CBT for the treatment of various mood disorders such as depression and anxiety.

There has been extensive research and evidence for CBT successful treatment in the following conditions:

  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • depression
  • sleep difficulties
  • obsessive compulsive disorder
  • chronic fatigue
  • anger management
  • self esteem
  • drug and alcohol problems
  • eating problems
  • phobias
  • post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Each session will last 50 minutes. At the beginning of therapy, we will work together by identifying your goals and how counselling may benefit you. Each session will be structured collaboratively and accordingly to suit your needs.

All contact of sessions will be treated confidentially. A confidentiality agreement will be in place to protect you the client and myself as a therapist where confidentiality will be broken if I feel that you are a risk to yourself or others.

Each 50-minute session costs £40

I also offer low-cost rates for students and anyone that is unemployed as I fully believe that counselling should be accessible to each and every one of us.

If you feel that counselling would benefit you please do not hesitate to get in touch with me where we can speak over the telephone or via email. Additionally I happy to meet for a further discussion.

Training, qualifications & experience

Cosca certificate in counselling skills

Diploma in counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy and group work

Hnc social sciences

As part of my continuing professional development, I have attended various workshops which include:

  • Bullying it’s never acceptable programme.
  • Child protection and safeguarding
  • BABCP: CBT with Children and Young People
  • Adult Protection Training
  • Choose Life: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • Self-Harm Awareness TrainingAlcohol Related Brain Damage Awareness Training

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£40 per 50-minute session

’Rewind Technique’ for trauma requiring 2-3 sessions £100.

Reduced rates offered to full-time students and unemployed (proof of student/unemployment status required).

Group work rates available upon request

Maps & Directions

Kilmarnock, KA1 2AB

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Monday 8am- 8pm Tuesday 8am -6pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme