Church Of Scotland, Social Care Council (CrossReach)
CrossReach Counselling Services, all of which have COSCA or BACP recognition, deliver high quality and effective counselling and support in the community to those struggling with mental health, depression, perinatal depression and addiction problems.
CrossReach Counselling East: Services operate from 3 main centres, Wallace House, Simpson House and Palmerston Place offering a range of therapy: perinatal mental health support, counselling for adults who have experienced trauma, abuse, loss or relationship difficulties, addiction recovery counselling, counselling for children and young people (in school and in community premises) and art and play therapy. CrossReach also operates an employee workplace counselling and general mental health advice scheme.
CrossReach Counselling West and North: Services operate from the Tom Allan Centre in Glasgow, various community hubs and from Inverness and Buckie. The same range of counselling therapy detailed above is provided alongside a range of therapeutic training and support to other charities and organisations. Currently we wish to develop an online counselling platform to extend the reach of our work. Counselling services work closely with a number of partner charities.
Collectively our services work with over 200 counsellors, offering generic and perinatal counselling and therapy five days a week, Monday to Friday. Specific times and days of the week can be found on our website: www.crossreach.org.uk
At CrossReach we offer loving care to people of all ages and circumstance who are in need of a helping hand, supporting them to live life to the full whatever their circumstances.
We have been at the forefront of high quality social care for 150 years. During that time we have worked hard to understand the needs of the people who turn to us for help and with them have been at the forefront of pioneering services which have literally changed thousands of lives for the better.
Training, qualifications & experience
All our Counsellors are qualified at Diploma level in Counselling/Art Therapy and some are qualified in Training and Clinical Supervision, perinatal counselling, children & young people counselling, one-to-one counselling and family therapy.
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 *
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
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.
A suggested donation scale is below:
Annual Gross Income* Suggested Weekly Donation
Low Earners /on benefits £5 - £15
Mid Earners £20 - £30
High Earners £35 - £45
*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.
To find out more about our individual geographically located services, visit our website www.crossreach.org.uk