Caroline Kirkwood

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BA (Hons), Dip CBT
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Alloa, Clackmannanshire, FK10 1EX
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is Caroline and I am a cognitive behaviour therapist working from my private practice in Alloa. I started my career in social care before training as a secondary school teacher. I taught for several years, specialising in working with young people with social and emotional difficulties, before going on to train as a CBT therapist. For the past six years, I have worked with teenagers as a school counsellor, while also supporting adults who have experienced challenges and adversity in their lives within my private practice as a therapist. I enjoy working with both young people and adults and am skilled at adjusting my therapeutic approach according to the needs of the individual client.

At times our lives present us with challenges that can seem overwhelming. Cognitive behavioural therapy, or CBT, is a talking therapy that involves understanding how our thoughts and feelings can often keep us stuck in patterns of negative behaviour. Working together, we will find ways to help you become "unstuck", allowing you to move forward and make real and effective change. I offer a safe space in which you can explore issues of concern in an empathetic, non-judgemental and confidential environment.

CBT can help with physical concerns as well as emotional issues such as low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and phobias.

I work within the ethical framework for good practice in counselling as outlined by COSCA and BACP.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • COSCA certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Living Life to the Full
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • CCYP (Counselling Children & Young People)- University of Strathclyde

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.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
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.

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

Please note that all fees are required to be paid in advance or on the day of your appointment.

When I work

Evenings

Further information

I have extensive experience working with individuals, groups and young people, dealing with a range of issues in a variety of settings over many years. I continue to undertake further training on a regular basis in order to ensure my continued professional development.

Lime Tree House, North Castle Street, Alloa, Clackmannanshire, FK10 1EX

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Caroline Kirkwood
Caroline Kirkwood