About me

I am currently offering counselling via Zoom or by phone only.

I aim to offer a safe space for you to explore anything that is creating concern for you. Struggling with something difficult in life can often be the starting point for new learning and new ways forward.
I work with intuition, compassion and optimism, using your experiences and whatever you find most meaningful to light the way. I start from the beliefs that you are unique, and have had a life experience different from anyone else and that there is no one right way to be, we are all capable of choosing the best answers for ourselves. I don't see this as a clinical exercise, more of a genuine human encounter, where your experiences and way of looking at the world are central to finding the best ways forward for you. I will help you work closely with your emotions, beliefs and ideas, using these to guide our work together. Sometimes we will look at where you have come from, sometimes where you want to get to, often at where you are right now.

I work from my home in Lenzie, and in the Glasgow Kelvingrove area, depending on which is more convenient, and can offer daytime, evening and sometimes Saturday am appointments. Please see my website or contact me for more information.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PG Diploma in Counselling and Supervision (2003) (Kinharvie, Glasgow)
  • Certificate in Individual Supervision of Counsellors (2014)
  • Daring WayTM Facilitator (CDWF) (2014-2017)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy (levels 1 & 2)(Strathclyde University) (2013)
  • Relationship Counselling (Edinburgh Gestalt Institute) (2013)
  • Certificate in Couple Counselling (Relationship Scotland) (2017)
  • Registered Member of BACP (Current)
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency (2011)
  • Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (1991) (Jordanhill College, Glasgow)
  • Registered General Nurse (1987) (John Radcliffe, Oxford) (not currently registered)

Member organisations

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

I have a particular interest in difficult childhood experiences, existential issues and relationships.

I trained as Daring WayTM facilitator in 2014, and can offer a deep understanding of experiences of shame, connection, authenticity and vulnerability; see my website for more information.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

From £30.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I offer a 30 minute initial session by phone/zoom at no cost.

After that it's £45 for each session, lasting one hour, with some time spent at the end considering future arrangements. This rate applies to individuals and couples.

Payment is by cash or cheque, I have no facilities for handling card payments. 

Some reduced fees are possible if you have a low income. These are limited, so please mention this when you contact me so that I can be clear if I can offer a place at this time. Reduction is offered on a sliding scale (£30-£40), according to what you can afford. I will generally only be able to offer reduced rates for daytime appointments (11-3)

Availability

I work Thursdays and Fridays in Glasgow, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Lenzie

Further information

I can work by Zoom or FaceTime if you have access to a stong internet connection.

40A Kelvingrove Street
Glasgow
G3 7RZ

Kirkintilloch
Glasgow
G66

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I see supervision as a vital and dynamic process, essential to providing both the respectful holding of clients, and to support and care for the counsellor.

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Amber Pipsky

Amber Pipsky