Gillian Buchanan

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Livingston, West Lothian, EH54
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About me

My counselling practice is rooted in Pluralistic Therapy which recognises there are many different approaches and change processes that can be helpful for clients. I work with my clients to assist them in identifying therapeutic strategies to help overcome their challenges. I offer a safe and confidential space to allow them to explore and make the necessary change.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc Counselling
  • COSCA Counselling Skills
  • Extensive experience both in voluntary sector and within private practice

I have been privileged to work alongside a number of clients with wide ranging issues. These have included:

  • Trauma/complex trauma
  • Work related stress
  • Self harm
  • Addiction
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Social Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bullying
  • Low self esteem
  • Domestic abuse
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Rape
  • Abortion
  • Family difficulties
  • Psychological abuse

I am able to spend 50 mins with each client providing them the time and space to explore their issues.

I am also a member of Action Trauma Group.

I have experience of working with young people (12-18) and adults.  I have extensive experience of working with trauma and complex trauma.  

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

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£55.00 per session

Additional information

I also work with couples and families at a charge of £80 per session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I offer face to face sessions or sessions via Zoom/Teams. 

Livingston, West Lothian, EH54

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Gillian Buchanan
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