Dorothy Smith ACMCOSCA
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.
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
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
I am at present offering Zoom or telephone sessions. Flexible about days and times.
At present working online only.