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Dr. Elaine Turtle, C.Psychol. Chartered Psychologist (Balanced Minds Psychology)

Falkirk, Stirlingshire, FK1 1LL
0780 4574472 07804574472 Registered / Accredited
Falkirk, Stirlingshire, FK1 1LL

About me

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.

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 adults aged 18 years and over from a variety of backgrounds who have experienced a range of psychological difficulties such as:- work related stress, redundancy, anxiety, depression, misophonia, OCD, PTSD, road traffic accident related trauma, domestic abuse, substance misuse, suicide, and bereavement.

Supervision:

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 at GCU 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

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.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

misophonia

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

Psychological Therapy:

£50 per 50 minute session (individuals)

£40 per 50 minute session  (Students)

Supervision:

£60 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

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

'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.

Suite 3/2
45 Vicar Street
Falkirk
Stirlingshire
FK1 1LL

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

Availability

Evenings Monday to Wednesday. Daytime on Fridays.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

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.

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Dr. Elaine Turtle, C.Psychol. Chartered Psychologist (Balanced Minds Psychology)

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