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About me

I am offering space and time for you to explore the losses, hurts, worries and conflicts which are getting in the way of you enjoying your life and potential as fully as possible.

Training, qualifications & experience

I originally trained in relationship counselling and family therapy and worked with voluntary & statutory counselling agencies e.g. Couples Counselling & Cancer Care. I completed the PG Diploma and Alcohol Studies, set up and managed Strathclyde Regional Council's Alcohol/Drugs/Stress Counselling Services in Ayrshire and worked privately for an EAP scheme.

I became immersed in the counselling world, different approaches to therapy and personal development and became an authorised Tutor, Small Group Facilitator and Supervisor with The Bridge Pastoral Foundation. I was initially accredited as a counsellor with BACP and later transferred my Accreditation to COSCA and became an Accredited Trainer delivering skills and supervision courses.

I was Counselling Services Manager at Tom Allan Centre in Glasgow for fourteen years and have served for the last 6 years a term as Chair of the Board of COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy Scotland).

Through all this experience I have learned and gained so much and yet my real love and enthusiasm always returns to the counselling relationship.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

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.


£40 per session

Further information

At present working online only.

East Ayrshire

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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


I am at present offering Zoom or telephone sessions. Flexible about days and times.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


I have been committed to the development of competent, effective and compassionate supervision for over twenty five years.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Dorothy Smith ACMCOSCA

Dorothy Smith ACMCOSCA