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About us

CrossReach Counselling Services deliver high quality and effective counselling and support in the community. Responding to the needs of our clients across Scotland, whatever their financial circumstances. Reaching out and making a real difference to the lives of those facing mental health challenges including: depression, anxiety, perinatal mood disorder and substance use problems. We offer counselling both remotely (secure video call or phone) and face-to-face where possible (in line with Scottish Government COVID guidelines). All CrossReach Counselling Services have or are working towards, COSCA or BACP Service recognition.

CrossReach Counselling East: we provide a wide range of therapeutic support and counselling for individuals, couples, children and young people and those affected by substance use. Support is delivered from our two Edinburgh city centre premises (Queen Street and Palmerston Place) and at Aldhammer House, Prestonpans, online and by phone. CrossReach Counselling also operates an employee workplace counselling and general mental health advice scheme.

CrossReach Counselling West and North: we offer a wide range of therapeutic support and counselling for individuals, couples, children and young people. Support is delivered from our Tom Allan Centre in Glasgow, our centres in Inverness and Buckie and various community hubs. In addition, we provide range of professional therapeutic training including Perinatal training and COSCA Skills and Supervision Courses.

Collectively our services work with over 200 counsellors, offering counselling and therapy sessions five days a week, Monday to Friday. For more details please go to: www.crossreach.org.uk.

Training, qualifications & experience

All our Counsellors are qualified at Diploma level in Counselling/Art Therapy.

Additionally, some are qualified in Training and Clinical Supervision, perinatal counselling, children & young people counselling, relationship counselling and family therapy. They hold membership of (or are working towards membership of) a recognised professional body on a PSA accredited register e.g. HCPC, COSCA, BACP, BABCP or UKCP?

All our distance counsellors have completed an ACTO approved online training course or have evidence that they meet the BACP online competencies

We also provide a range of training courses to support the delivery of counselling across Scotland.

- COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
- COSCA Counselling Supervision Certificate
- COSCA validated Post Qualifying Certificate in Counselling Children & Young People
- Understanding Perinatal Mood Disorders
- Working with Perinatal Mood Disorders: A counselling skills approach
- Perinatal Practitioner Training: for counsellors wishing to work in the field of Perinatal Mental Health

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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

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Fees

Additional information

We have no fixed charges, but ask for a weekly donation towards the service you receive. No one is turned away through inability to pay.

*If you are a UK tax payer please complete a Gift Aid Form and the Inland Revenue will give us an extra 25p for every £1 donated.

When we work

Between our offices we are open 5 days a week, Monday to Friday. To find out exact days and times please call our offices directly using the direct dials displayed on the website.

Further information

To find out more about our individual geographically located services, visit our website www.crossreach.org.uk

The Tom Allan Centre, 23 Elmbank Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G2 4PB

Simpson House, 52 Queen Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2 3NS

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Church Of Scotland, Social Care Council (CrossReach)

Church Of Scotland, Social Care Council (CrossReach)