Dr. Elaine Turtle, C.Psychol. Chartered Psychologist (Balanced Minds Psychology)
I am a Counselling Psychologist, fully qualified and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychology Society. I offer confidential psychological therapy which is tailored to the needs of the client. I have a humanistic approach which means that I will place you, the individual, at the centre of the therapy and work with you in a collaborate and flexible way. As a Counselling Psychologist, I am trained in two modalities and informed by others. In this way, it allows me to draw on the theoretical knowledge that best suits your particular circumstances and difficulties. As no-one has the same background and life experiences, I believe my approach allows therapeutic interventions to have more meaning and purpose to bring more balance back into your life.
My practice is based in the Hub, Vicar Street, Falkirk which is part of a larger business premises which has a reception and cafe area. It provides discrete access to psychological services which can feel daunting for some people. I have taken care to provide a calm and inviting setting as I believe in offering a safe space for individuals to explore and talk about their difficulties.
I can also offer appointments at my Alloa office which is based at The e-Centre, Cooperage Way Business Village, Cooperage Way, Alloa.
Initial appointments will give you a chance to explore what is causing you distress, and an opportunity for us to discuss the various ways in which we could work together to address those issues. You can learn more about what to expect from counselling to ensure that you are comfortable with the process, and comfortable with me as your therapist. Life can be difficult at times. It is my aim to help empower you and enable you to move forward with purpose and meaning.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked with young people aged 12 years and over who have experienced a range of psychological distress, including:- exam stress, anxiety, depression, self-harm, childhood sexual abuse and coping with the effects of parental substance misuse.
I have also worked with adults from a variety of backgrounds and ages who have experienced a range of psychological difficulties such as:- work related stress, redundancy, anxiety, depression, misophonia, OCD, PTSD, domestic abuse, substance misuse, suicide, and bereavement. I have particular experience in working with families affected by a loved one's substance misuse.
I have been providing supervision to students and those post-qualification for two years on an individual basis.
I provide supervision sessions to trainee Counselling Psychologists and counsellors from other disciplines, together with those seeking supervision post-qualification. I have particular experience in working with those trainees on the DPsych. Counselling Psychology programme and I am aware of the needs and requirements of the course.
My approach to supervision is: to ensure that the supervisee receives support in terms of reflecting and evaluating their skills and knowledge to aid learning; help to develop their professional practice to the required standards; and includes restorative functions in terms of the emotional impact of working as a therapist (Proctor's 3 Function Interactive Model). Each supervisee is unique and I therefore incorporate the use of Stoltenberg & Delworth's Integrated Developmental Model to ensure that the supervisee develops and advances from their current stage, as their confidence and skills grow.
Each supervisee therefore receives supervision that is tailored to their needs. Collaboration on this is essential. I therefore encourage my supervisees to engage with me throughout this process to ensure that their supervision sessions are of benefit to their practice and development.
My qualifications and experience include:
- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University
- G.Dip Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University
- BA Law at Napier University, Edinburgh
- Essential Supervision Skills Training
- Psychology Lecturer/Tutor
- I am trained in:- Person Centered Theory (PCT); Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- I am informed by:- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT);Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) and Community Reinforcement & Family Training (CRAFT)
- BPS member
- HCPC registered BPS Registered Clinical Supervisor
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
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£50 per 50 minute session (individuals)
£40 per 50 minute session (Students/young persons*)
£80 per 50 minute session (couples)
*young people 12-18yrs
£65 per 1 hour session (post-qualification)
£45 per 1 hour session (students)
Please note that fees are payable at the end of each session either in cash or by bank transfer
'Counselling Psychologist' is a protected title by the HCPC. Only those Practitioner Psychologists who have registered with the HCPC and meet the required standards are entitled to use this professional title. This is to provide the public with re-assurance with regards to quality and ethical practice. Registrants must continue to uphold their standards and continue to engage in reflective and professional developmental practices to enable them to remain on the register.
I am a Chartered Psychologist with the BPS (British Psychology Society) and Division of Counselling Psychology.
I am a member of the PVG scheme (covering vulnerable children and adults).
I am a proud sponsor of Central Scotland Youth football teams
Enquiries: Please note that I will endeavour to respond to any enquiries within 24-48 hrs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime & Evenings: Monday to Friday. Some Saturday appointments also possible
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I provide supervision sessions to trainee Counselling Psychologists and counsellors from other disciplines, together with those seeking supervision post-qualification. I have particular experience in working with those trainees on the DPsych.View supervision profile