Arlene Malcolm MBACP, PGDip Counselling, BSc Psych Hons
As an experienced BACP registered pluralistic counsellor. I believe that everyone is creative and resourceful, but at times of distress, they may need help to reconnect with existing strengths and skills and develop further helpful ways of coping. By working in partnership with clients in an accepting and non-judgemental way, so that they feel valued and understood, my aim is that clients leave therapy more able to resolve any future difficulties life may present whilst also feeling more energised and empowered.
Pluralistic counselling understands that there are many therapeutic pathways and healing practices for dealing with distress. By working together, drawing on the client's expert knowledge of their strengths, skills and preferences and the counsellors knowledge of different counselling approaches based on current research of effectiveness, clients become an expert partner, actively helping to shape their own therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been a registered member of BACP since 2013 on completion of my PG diploma in pluralistic counselling at Abertay University. I have an Honours degree in psychology and have worked in mental health settings since 2009.
My counselling experience began with Childline in 2006 and I have gone on to work with young homeless people and substance misuse services, as well as a carers organisation and cancer charity. I am also currently providing a dedicated counselling service for gender diverse people and their families. This broad spectrum of work has allowed me to gather experience with many different issues and difficulties presented by clients.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
Each 50 minute session costs £40.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work from 9-5pm on Saturdays. During the week the best time to contact me is in the evenings
Types of client