COSCA Accred, MBACP
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I am a fully qualified, COSCA accredited counsellor based in South Lanarkshire. I have over 10 years experience working with adults and children and young people.
I am trained as a humanistic counsellor but through additional training and experience I am able to work in a more integrative way, borrowing techniques from other approaches and offering a therapy service tailored to you.
I aim to offer a safe place, where you are in charge of what you share, and what it is you need support with. I will offer you a space where I will listen, accept and not judge you. I will travel alongside you, at a difficult time, holding what you share with me when we meet. Together we will explore your difficulties and I will support you in facilitating meaningful change.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Strathclyde.
I also have additional training in working with children and young people and am experienced in play therapy. I also have a PDA in Addictions Counselling and am trained in Solution Focused brief therapy.
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)
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.
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
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
£40.00 per session
When I work
I can offer sessions via telephone, online or face to face.