Counselling & Wellbeing Services. Lead Therapist Anne Duncan
All of our practitioners are experienced in phone and online therapy and can provide effective sessions by phone or e.g Skype, Zoom, face time.
Who are we?
We are a group of qualified Counsellors and Psychotherapists specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Bereavement, Work Related Issues, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, OCD and
Anne is Lead Therapist. Call her on 07805213359 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org for a chat about what is bringing you to the idea that counselling could help and who could best meet your needs.
Anne is well qualified and experienced. Amongst her qualifications are: BA (English), BA Honours (Psychology), PGCCE, Diploma in CBT, Accreditation as a Certificate and Diploma level trainer. Anne is a member of COSCA and BABCP.
Anne has the Certificate in Counselling Supervision and provides supervision to a number of counsellors/psychotherapists.
Having over 20 years experience within a specialist team working with young people who have experienced abuse, trauma, disruption and loss in childhood Anne has specific experience and well developed skills in working with young people.
Anne has 10 years + experience offering counselling and psychotherapy and 7 years experience as tutor and clinical supervisor on post-graduate level Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Current fee: £60
Our other therapists:
Amanda is a qualified nurse, psychotherapist and clinical hypnotherapist who divides her week between managing a team of mental health and general nurses and supporting individuals as a counsellor. Particular interests of Amanda's are OCD, Relationship Issues and all mood and anxiety disorders. Current fee £50.
Judy is an Occupational Psychologist and Psychotherapist. Judy's particular interests are mood and anxiety disorders, work related issues. Judy is experienced in working with children, adolescents and those affected by disability. fee £50.
Elaine has many years of experience as a Bereavement Counsellor and more recently completed a post-graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Elaine has an interest and experience in a variety of issues affecting emotional well being and mental health. Her specialist field of expertise and interest continues to be grief and loss. This can be loss by bereavement or any loss e.g. status, job, health etc. Current fee £50.
Ali is a Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Ali has an interest in a areas of emotional well being and mental health and experience of providing 1:1 Counselling and support for male survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Current fee £50.
Anne, Lead Therapist tells us a little about her and the overall approach of our team.
Lead Therapist: Anne Duncan, BA, BA (Hons), PGCCE, Dip. CBT. MBABCP, PM Cosca
A qualified Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist I have many years experience offering support tailored to the needs of the individual.
How do I work?
I will work collaboratively with you to explore your issue. We will formulate and action a plan to address your distress. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) explores the interplay of thoughts, feelings (both physical and emotional) and behaviour. I will introduce tools and strategies and support you to use, practise and master these. You will learn how to cope with your difficulties thereby enhancing your life.
What can I do?
I have extensive experience with Depression, Anxiety and Anxiety related disorders. This includes Social Anxiety, Driving Anxiety, Phobias, OCD and PTSD.
For many years I have supported and provided therapy for survivors of childhood sexual abuse or those who have been, or still are, exposed to sexual exploitation. Support is how you want it and if that is to be listened to and heard in a safe space that is what you will have.
If you have a chronic health condition or relationship issues I can help you develop strategies to manage these.
CBT has tried, tested and effective methods for managing sleep problems. Whether it is getting to, and staying, asleep or sleeping too much and not being able to get out of bed you can manage change with my support.
I have supported many clients with the development of social skills including, confidence, self esteem and assertiveness.
Please do not hesitate to contact me for a discussion and my suggestions of how we can work together to best meet your needs.
What is a session like?
Sessions last 50 minutes. The initial session will be about us getting to know each other, gathering information about what is going on for you, clarifying what you want from therapy and agreeing how we are going to work together.
The number of sessions depends on you and what is causing you distress. The minimum would usually be 4 and if you require more we will review your progress towards your goals every 4 sessions.
As a qualified, accredited and practising trainer of counsellors and psychotherapists I am fully up to date with current research and treatment interventions.
My particular interests areas include the effects of childhood trauma on how we function as adults and anxiety in all its shapes and forms. My clients have made helpful changes in their lives working with me on depression and anxiety related issues.
I have been a counsellor and therapist for 10 years and have over 20 years experience of working therapeutically with young people. I have a current PVG and I am happy to offer support to adults and adolescents. I see clients in Ayrshire and Glasgow.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications & Experience
All of the Therapists working with Counselling & Wellbeing Services are qualified to minimum post-graduate Diploma level in Counselling and/or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Our therapists have developed specialisms and specialist fields of interest. Please do not hesitate to contact Anne, our lead therapist for a conversation about what is going on for you, what you would like to get from speaking to someone and consideration of who among our therapists would be most compatible with you and best meet your needs
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.
It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy/Counselling
Anne, Lead Therapist £60
Trainee therapists £20
Our network of therapists offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments in Ayrshire, Glasgow and across the Central Belt and South West