Carolanne Reat MBACP
Beginning to look for a therapist is already a brave step in a positive direction. My hope for you is that we can together, explore safely and confidentially what is causing you distress and discomfort and for you to begin to learn new ways to understand and alleviate your difficulties.
I am an Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I am a registered member with both British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy BACP and Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland COSCA to offer you Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Integrating and considering many therapeutic perspectives allows the therapy to be unique to what we may discover about what's causing you distress and the best approaches to help you change the narrative of your life and behaviours that no longer serve you.
Understanding ourselves and our life situations can begin to shift the discomfort of emotionally distressing times. Applying new ways to cope and self care can build our confidence in taking one small step at a time to change our current situations. The relationship or alliance we can build will enable you to begin to explore what's keeping you stuck, what's driving it and ways that you can unlock yourself from past thinking and behaviours that you no longer feel comfortable with. In essence, you learn to become your own therapist.
We all at times in our lives need a safe space to truly listen to ourselves and be listened to. A confidential , non-judgemental connection assisting you explore what you need to hold on to and what you need to let go of.
I am currently an associate therapist for Scottish Families Affected by Drugs and Alcohol.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered member of British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy BACP
- Registered member of Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland COSCA
- Post Graduate Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy accredited by Napier University
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skllls GCTC
- Scottish Mental Health First Aid / Scottish Mental Health First Aid - Young People
- Suicide TALK
- ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
- Seasons for Growth / Young People Bereavement Training Certificate
- Post Graduate Diploma HRM, Napier University
- NC Training Practice, Edinburgh College
- BA Community Education. Strathclyde University
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
All sessions are charged at £45 1:1 or £60 for couples, however fee's are subject to review and can be discussed dependant on the clients circumstances.
Student and low income discounts may be available on request.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have current availability both in Largs and Glasgow base.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|