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Qualified CBT Therapist (Dip CBT and Groupwork)

About me

Hello, I'm Ashleigh, I am a Qualified CBT Therapist currently providing affordable 1-1 therapy remotely via phone or video platforms.

I am experienced working with a number of presenting issues such as low self esteem, depression, generalised anxiety, social anxiety and phobias. I work with adults privately both one to one and in groups, and with children both in a school environment and privately (face to face and remotely).

Working online allows therapy to fit round your existing commitments and home life, all you need is a quiet space for 50-55 minutes to take part in your session. Below is a little more information on how it would all work.

I have quite a relaxed way of working and always aim for you to feel as comfortable as possible. There is also no such thing as a silly question, so do get in touch if there is anything you are unsure on before getting started.

Getting started.

When I first receive contact from you, I would look to find out your availability as this allows me to match you up to any available slots I might have. Some slots are more popular than others, so it may be that if you want one of the 'prime time' slots, I will be able to offer you place you on a waiting list for these. I'd also look to find out what platform you would like your therapy to take place over. 

When we have agreed on a time slot, I would look to send you a copy of my therapy agreement which covers all the important bits and bobs such as the confidentiality agreement, GDPR handling and how to pay.  This must be returned prior to your first session, for insurance and membership purposes. I would then send you anything you needed to access your first session such as a zoom link.

The first session.

This is basically an assessment session whereby you to meet me, ask any questions you might have, but I also get to find out what has brought you to therapy, and information surrounding you/ your circumstances currently. 

This is nothing to be worried about, and will always be done in a kind and gentle way, but the more you can tell me the better, so never worry about saying too much! 

We'd then look to do some more formal assessments and goal setting in session 2/3 before moving into the main body of therapy, whereby we really get stuck into working on things.  I normally advise of 12 sessions to begin with as a standard, but depending on your reason for getting therapy, you may not need as many as this. On the other hand you may need a little more and this is fine too, we will continually review and discuss this together.

At the start of each session there will be an agenda, and at the end you will always get to raise feedback so that we can ensure the therapy is meeting your needs. I hope this explains everything you need at this point, I am happy to hear from you if there is anything else you would like to know.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA in Education
  • Counselling Skills Certificate
  • Diploma in CBT Counselling and Group Work

Member organisations

COSCA

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSCA)

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

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

Accredited Register Scheme

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College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

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Fees

From £35.00 to £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

  • Face to face couples £50 per session
  • Face to face individual sessions £45 per session.
  • Online couple session £45
  • Online individual session £40
  • Reduced rate online for students or low income £35.00 per session.

When I work

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Please get in touch with any questions or to check my current availability.

Catrine, East Ayrshire, KA5

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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