Clydesdale Counselling & Human Development Project

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Carluke, South Lanarkshire, ML8 4HA
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About us

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
• Anger
• Alcohol or Drug Problems
• Sexual / Physical Abuse  
• Bereavement / Loss
• Eating Disorders 
• Relationship Issues / Difficulties
• Self-harm  
• Serious / Terminal illness
• Disability
• Post Natal Depression
• Addiction

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 *

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.


Additional information

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

When we work

We offer sessions during the day and early evening Monday - Friday. We can occasionally offer weekend sessions, if you need a weekend appointment please let us know.

Further information

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.

Carluke Business Centre, Room 6, 33-35 Hamilton Street, Carluke, South Lanarkshire, ML8 4HA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Clydesdale Counselling & Human Development Project
Clydesdale Counselling & Human Development Project