Brendan Norris - BA, MSc, PGDip, MBACP, CMCOSCA
I work mainly as a person-centred counsellor for adults, but integrate other approaches when appropriate and helpful. As a person-centred counsellor, I will help you to explore your own issues, feelings, beliefs, behaviours and views - in a non-judgmental space where you feel safe and understood - so you can become more self-aware and achieve greater independence.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of both the BACP and COSCA. I hold a Postgraduate diploma in Person Centred Counselling from Aberdeen University. In addition I have an MSc and BA in International Relations. I currently work in Private Practice and also as a counsellor with Third Sector (Charitable) organizations that deal with Mental Health issues in the Aberdeen area, and I am certified by Disclosure Scotland to work with adults.
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.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.