Ashleigh Cormack - Masters in Counselling, MBACP Accred., Counsellor Supervisor
I'm a fully qualified and experienced counsellor working with adults and young people aged 11 and over. At times life feels stressful and challenging. You may feel stuck or that the usual ways of coping are no longer working. Counselling enables you to find a way forward that makes sense to you, by offering support and understanding, new ways of approaching difficulties and by helping you to locate strengths and resources. I will provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space to explore any concerns that are preventing you from living a satisfactory and fulfilling life. I'm experienced in working with a variety of problems including: depression and anxiety, stress, anger, bullying, abuse and trauma, eating disorders, bereavement, relationship difficulties, low confidence and self-esteem.
Counselling can also help with decision making, career changes, personal development and growth. In my experience clients want and benefit from different ways of working in therapy. I've trained in several therapeutic approaches the main ones being Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I've also found Mindfulness and art based therapy techniques to be effective for many clients. I'll draw on my training and experience to work with you and to develop a tailored therapy that is most likely to help you as an individual.
Training, qualifications & experience
Since 2004, I’ve been involved in activities and agencies offering therapeutic support and during this time my belief in the effectiveness of therapy has been strengthened by experience. I've worked with both adults and young people (aged 11 and over) with wide-ranging issues and in a variety of settings including: private and voluntary sector, higher education, secondary schools and youth services. Currently, in addition to my private practice, I'm a senior Counsellor at Rowan Consultancy. Previously, I gained considerable experience working within the voluntary sector for Mindspace (Jan 2015 - Nov 2016), Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland (May 2008 - Mar 2011) and as a helpline volunteer for Childline Scotland (2004-2008) where I also became a mentor and a trainer. In addition, I was a student counsellor at Perth College (2009-2010).
Masters by Research Counselling (University of Abertay, 2012-2014)
BACP accredited Diploma in Pluralistic Counselling (University of Abertay, 2009-2011)
COSCA accredited certificate 'Working with Bereaved Children and Young People' (2009- 2010)
COSCA accredited 'Specialist Training in Bereavement and Loss' (2008)
COSCA Validated Certificate in Counselling Skills (University of Glasgow, 2007)
COSCA Certificate in Counselling Supervision Skills (Tom Allan Centre, 2019)
Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring (Institute of Leadership and Management, 2017 -2018)
'Enabling Children to Speak about Feelings through Sandplay' (2017, Child Centre of Mental Health, London)
'Understanding and Working with Adolescents: Turbulence, Trauma, Change and Challenge’ (2016, Psychodynamic Training with Human Development Scotland).
'Working Therapeutically with Teenagers Tools and Techniques’ (2015, The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, London)
‘Teaching Clients Mindfulness’ (2015)
'Teaching Mindfulness to Groups' (2016)
'Compassion-Focused Therapy’ (2013)
‘OCD a CBT Approach’ (2013)
ASIST - Suicide Prevention Training (2009)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I'm a fully qualified professional Coach. Coaching can help you to unlock potential, to understand values and beliefs and to maximise opportunities.
Common topics are time -management, work/life balance, career change and progression, enhancing interpersonal skills or executive presence, managing, motivating or influencing people.
For further information on see my website: https://ashleighcormack.vpweb.co.uk/
Get in touch to book a no obligation initial consultation. You can e-mail, call, text, or alternatively use the form below. The initial consultation is £20.
Following this the sessional fee is £45/ therapeutic hour (50 minutes).
Concessional rates available for those who would struggle to pay my usual fee.
I provide both short term and long term therapy and the number of sessions will be mutually agreed dependent on your needs. I'm counselling in Perth.
I'm fully insured and hold an Enhanced Disclosure Scotland certificate for working with adults and children. As a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited member I adhere to their ethical standards and codes of practice.
I also offer Counselling Supervision.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Daytime/ Evening appointments. Face to face, telephone and Zoom (online) appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|