Hello my name is Brenda Vincent, thanks for taking the time to view my profile. I am a qualified Pluralistic Counsellor and a member of the BACP ( British Association of Counsellors ) practising in the Inverclyde / Glasgow area.
If you are struggling with a difficult issue, then I would like to offer you a safe and confidential space where you can talk through things.
When we are feeling anxious or worried or struggling to cope with difficult issues it can feel like a lonely place. I help people to find peace of mind by managing their anxiety or low mood. I do that by allowing them the opportunity to be themselves, to understand their thoughts and actions and help them to move forward in their lives . Counselling can help you with most everyday problems that life can throw up:
• Do you feel that past events are affecting how you cope with life today? • Do you want to talk to someone about the pain of losing someone close to you? • Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Is it effecting your everyday life? • Are you feeling really low and have been feeling like this for too long? • Do you wish you could stop being anxious?
I am able to offer short focused or longer term counselling, depending on what your needs are. Choosing a counsellor is a very personal matter, so if you would like to contact me for further information and to see if I am the right counsellor for you, then please do.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed a 3 year MSC in Counselling with Abertay University which I graduated with merit.
I am a fully qualified Pluralistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist.
The Pluralistic approach allows me to offer a tailor made therapy in accordance with each individual needs. I work in collaboration with clients to help them identify what they want from therapy and how they may achieve it. My training has given me the skills to offer tools from many different approaches e.g Person Centered, CBT, Solution Focused, Gestalt, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and more. I have direct experience of providing short term therapy over the past 2 years in Muirhouse Medical Centre which is an established front line NHS Primary Care Counselling Service in an area of multiple deprivation & with ensuing challenges.
I worked with clients who presented with low mood, depression, anxiety, abuse, relationship issues, suicidal ideation trauma and bereavement.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
All sessions are charged at £45 , however are subject to review and can be discussed dependant on a client’s circumstances.
Appointments will last from 50 – 60 minutes. If you are late for appointment we will not be able to run over but instead the appointment time will be reduced. You will still be charged at the full rate. Payment is accepted through card, cash or bank transfer and will be required at the end of each session.
Cancellations may be made up to 24 Hours before the appointment. Appointments cancelled after this time will be charged in full.
I am available: • Monday eve • Tuesday eve • Wednesday eve • Thursday eve • Friday am/pm • Saturday am/pm • Sunday am/pm
What Client's say :
" I found it difficult to talk about losing my partner , counselling helped me to talk about the trauma of finding him........I am more able to cope & now returning to work. I would recommend counselling to other people "
" I am no longer living in the past , what happened in the past does not define me now. I am more assertive & have learned to say no. It's only taken me 30 years to like who I am "
" I feel less anxious , I don't dwell on things anymore which would result in a spiral of depression."
" It's been great to talk to someone , who is neutral and non judgemental "