Clydesdale Counselling & Human Development Project
Clydesdale Counselling and Human Development Project (CCHDP) is a registered Scottish charity founded in 1994 providing counselling and psychotherapy from our dedicated offices in Carluke. Our counsellors are experienced professionals, trained in Person Centred Therapy, a humanistic approach to therapy which aims to create a strong therapeutic relationship characterised by empathy, acceptance and authenticity enabling individuals to work at their own pace to explore the circumstances which have brought them to seek counselling.
The decision to seek counselling or therapy can be a difficult one sometimes brought about by personal challenges, bereavement, relationship breakdown or adverse life circumstances. It may be that the individual has experienced traumatic situation which has overwhelmed their usual coping strategies or is supporting family members with their own challenges. For others changes in physical or mental health might lead them to seek professional support, or they may have received a formal mental health diagnosis, eg depression, anxiety, PTSD
For some people coming for counselling is part of their on going process of self care, with sessions giving space and time for connection and self reflection which may be difficult to find amidst the busyness of life.
Whatever has brought you to counselling, we aim to offer you a deeply accepting relationship where you will be supported to speak openly about your concerns with a trained professional who can help you gain clarity and greater awareness about what you need in your circumstances.
We support people with a wide range of issues, including:
• Depression / Anxiety / Panic / Phobia
• Post Traumatic Stress
• Stress / Debt / Unemployment / Redundancy
• Alcohol or Drug Problems
• Sexual / Physical Abuse
• Bereavement / Loss
• Eating Disorders
• Relationship Issues / Difficulties
• Serious / Terminal illness
• Post Natal Depression
We offer face to face counselling for individuals and couples in our private, comfortable office in Carluke.
Training, qualifications & experience
Our counsellings hold at a minimum a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and/or Psychotherapy, and as registered members work within the Ethical Framework of the BACP. Each of our counsellors hold appropriate professional insurances for the work undertaken by them.
Our counsellings are experienced professionals, having worked across a wide variety of settings including the NHS, Employee Assistance Providers, the Voluntary Sector, Local Authorities and Further Education settings. We provide a friendly, caring and non judgemental setting for our clients to explore their circumstances in confidence.
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
CCHDP is a registered charity, offering counselling on a not for profit basis. Session costs are as follows:-
Individual sessions : £40.00
Couples counselling : £60.00
Frequenty Asked Questions:
Q. Where is CCHDP based?
A. Our offices are located centrally in Carluke, on Hamilton Street, close to the high street with easy access to public transport and free parking facilities.
Q. How do I arrange an appointment?
A. You can contact us by telephone, email or by using the contact facilities here on the Counselling Directory. We have private answerphone and email facilities and we will endeavour to respond to all enquries as quickly as possible.
Q. What if I can't afford the session fee?
A. Our session fees reflect what it costs CCHDP to provide counselling services, however, on occasion we receive funding that enables us to offer sessions at a reduced rate to those facing particular hardship. If you feel this reflects your circumstances, please speak to your counsellor who will explore possible supports with you.
Q. How do I pay?
A. Payment is usually made in cash at the end of each session.
Q. What if I can't come during the week?
A. We routinely offer day time and early evening sessions Monday to Friday, with appointments negotiated between the client and counsellor on a session by session basis. On occasion we can offer sessions on a Saturday, if you need a weekend appointment please let us know this when you initially contact us.