Annette Cooper , MBACP, Pg Dip Counselling & Psychotherapy, RGN
Studio 157 12 Seedhill Road
Abbey Mill Business Centre
0141 5815868 / 07964 975351
I am wondering if you are finding life difficult at the moment. Sometimes life can be really tough and it feels like an uphill struggle just to get through the day.
It may well be that you are experiencing Stress, Anxiety, Panic Attacks or Depression at the moment and are unsure of how to cope with all of this. In some cases this may be work related and I have a lot of experience in working with folk through Employment Assistance Programmes.
Often family and relationship issues can cause a lot of our distress and suffering. I offer short term focused work where you might like to explore one particular issue that you feel is needing some attention. I also offer a space for longer term worked if required where perhaps you are in a life transition or feel that you have lost a sense of yourself or a sense of meaning and direction.
I also have experience in working with people who have experienced abuse in their childhood. This may be physical, sexual or emotional abuse.
I would be delighted to hear from you and have a chat with you on the phone or via e-mail to answer any questions that you may have prior to booking a session.
I work in a non pathologising way with gender, sexual and relationship diversity.
As a member of BACP, I am bound by its Code of Ethics and Practice and subject to its complaints procedure. I am also a member of PCT Scotland ( Person-Centred Therapy) and the above link to the website gives some information of the Person-Centred approach.
I have a room in paisley which has disabled access.
These rooms are within easy reach of Glasgow, Linwood, Johnstone, Elderslie, Houston, Renfrew, Erskine, Langbank, Greenock, inverclyde and Beith
Training, qualifications & experience
Currently I have my own private practice and also work in an Employment Assistance Programme. I have dealt with people suffering from Stress, Depression, Bullying, Relationship Issues, Bereavement, Self Harm, Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder,Panic Attacks, Low Self Esteem, Social Anxiety, Feeling Sad etc. I am also trained in Critical incident stress debriefing and can attend incidents which have occurred in the workplace.
I have also integrated my counselling and nursing experience of dealing with people who have health related issues such as Chronic illness and also those people affected by Cancer.
I am an Oldpain2go Practitioner and would welcome clients who have pain related issues such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatique Syndrome, M.E, arthritis etc. I do not work with clients who have recent pain eg in the last 6 months. Also I require that the client has been to their GP and has had a diagnosis from their GP.
For further information on this modality please go to the Oldpain2go website.
Training, Qualifications and Experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy - (Stirling University)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills - (Glasgow University)
- ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (online training)
- I have trained with Babette Rothschild in Somatic Trauma Therapy Training.
- Mindfulness and Compassion training with the mindfulness association.
- CBT Toolkit training.
- Level 4 certificate in Counselling skills with children.
- Working with partners of trans identified people.
- Critical incident stress debriefing.
- Facilitation training with PCT Scotland
- Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.
- Oldpain2go Practitioner.
- Level one EFT - Strathclyde University.
Previous Training, Qualifications and experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Critical Care Nursing and Specialist Practitioner Qualification . (Glasgow University).
- Non Medical Prescriber
- Advanced Clinical Examination Skills Training.
- Advanced Life Support Instructor (Western Infirmary, Glasgow)
- JBCNS - Cardio-Thoracic Nursing ( Brompton Hospital, London)
- Registered Nurse
- Clinical Educator
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
A sense of Isolation and alienation from others.
Counselling session are one hour and I generally see clients weekly. However appointments can be more or less frequent than this and shift patterns can also be worked around.
Personal change takes its own time so it's difficult to estimate how many sessions an individual will need. Some clients feel ready to end in fewer than six sessions, but the decision to end is always the clients.
Fees £40 per hour.
Typically Oldpain2 go session take about 1 hour are usually a one off session. Fees for this are
currently being offered at a reduced rate of £50 per hour.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Currently I have sessions available on a Monday and and Tuesday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|