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Hello, I'm Annette, an experienced counsellor here to help with life’s difficulties. I am based in Paisley and am easily accessible from Glasgow, Renfrew, Johnstone, Elderslie, Houston, Bridge of Weir, Bishopton, Langbank, Inverclyde and Beith .
I have supported many people get back on track, find a new direction or lead a more connected and fulfilling live. I work with you to help you to realise your goals and move towards living a more meaningful life.
Working with me.
My core training is in the Person Centred approach and understanding your experiences from your viewpoint and validating that is fundamental to my work.
I have experience in working with clients presenting with:
I offer a 15 minute telephone or online consultation to discuss how we might work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have had my own private practice for the past 3 years. Prior to working in private practice I worked as a counsellor for a few years in an Employment Assistance Programme. I am familiar with work related issues and the role of Occupational Health and have worked with many people suffering from anxiety, stress, depression, bullying, relationship issues, bereavement, self harm, generalised anxiety disorder, panic attacks, low self esteem and social anxiety.
I have also worked in an organization and worked with clients who had experienced sexual abuse in childhood.
During my training I worked as a volunteer in a number of counselling organisations gaining experience in working with distress clients with many different issues. Post qualifying I volunteered with Cancer Support Scotland for about 1 year working with people and their families living with a cancer diagnosis. Prior to retraining as a counsellor I had extensive experience working in the NHS in a number of different roles. Towards the end of my career in the NHS I worked as an advanced nurse practitioner and dealt with many patient and family issues.
As a Neurodivergent person myself I welcome other ND clients and work in a Neuro-diversity Affirming way. I work in a non pathologising way with Gender, Sexual and Relationship diversity.
As a member of BACP I am bound by their Code of Ethics and Practice and subject to its complaints procedure. I am also trained in critical incident stress debriefing and can attend incidents which have occurred in the workplace.
Training, Qualifications and Experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy - (Stirling 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.
- Working with partners of trans identified people
- Facilitation training with PCT Scotland
- Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.
- Level one and two EFT - Strathclyde University.
- Shapes of Grief course - working with the client who has had a bereavement.
- ADHD and Autism training.
Previous Training, Qualifications and experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Critical Care Nursing and Specialist Practitioner Qualification . (Glasgow University).
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- I work in a non Pathologising way with Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity.
£50.00 - £55.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Counselling session are one hour and there is a sliding scale from £45 to £55
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.
When I work