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Declan Harrigan - ND Bsc (Hons) PGDip

Bathgate, West Lothian, EH48
07512 036510 07512 036510
Bathgate, West Lothian, EH48

About me

My name is Declan Harrigan. I began my career in corporate sales while studying Social Policy and Sociology at Magee, University of Ulster. After University and spending an additional 4 years training as a therapist I now have experience in counselling and psychotherapy for over 10 years both in the North of Ireland and since 2012 in West Lothian, Scotland.

My experience in counselling began in the North of Ireland where I worked specifically with those people affected by self-harm or suicidal thoughts / ideation. However, in addition to this work I have also worked with issues such as bullying, sexual orientation, depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship issues, abuse or post Northern Ireland conflict prisoners affected by PTSD to name but a few.

I have worked extensively on anti-sectarianism projects with young people using various counselling approaches in groups to help change their negative thinking about each other and encourage them to look at the similarities instead of the very minimal differences.

I moved to Scotland in 2012 where I have worked with a national charity, the local authority and I am currently a Clinical Director of a new local charity aspiring to reduce waiting times for counselling for young people in the local area and provide them with support when they need it most.

Training, qualifications & experience

Formal Qualifications

  • National Diploma in Care
  • Bsc (Hons) Social Policy & Sociology
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling Theory and Practice

Additional Training

  • ASIST Training
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • CEOP Training
  • CSE Training
  • Self-Harm and Suicide
  • Working with Children and Young People
  • Sectarian / Race hate crime
  • Child Protection
  • Vulnerable Adult Training

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Initial Consultation - £20

Individual session - £40 per hour

Couples Therapy- £60

Family Therapy - £80

Counselling Student personal therapy - £25 concession

6 Whitburn Road
Bathgate
West Lothian
EH48

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Flexible availability based on needs

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Declan Harrigan   -  ND Bsc (Hons) PGDip

Declan Harrigan - ND Bsc (Hons) PGDip