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Helen Cosgrove MBACP Counsellor, BSc Hons Psychology

Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, KA1
07728 821940 07728 821940
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, KA1

About me



I work from a person- centred theoretical basis to support my work. I believe that it is the relationship between you and your counsellor that is fundamental in supporting you when you are distressed, and in helping you understand yourself and your relationships, enabling you to move forward.


I believe that there are certain times when we can all find life overwhelming and full of obstacles. Even if you are unsure or have never been to counselling before I hope to put you at your ease.

If you are suffering from distress, anxiety and confusion it can help to talk things through with someone not connected to your situation. I offer counselling in a safe, confidential environment to help you explore difficult issues and choices.

I offer walking therapy which can be a flexible way to support your needs and it can be a very useful way to explore feelings and this can be discussed.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Postgraduate Diploma Counselling University of Strathclyde
  • COSCA Counselling Certificate
  • NC Introduction to Counselling
  • HNC Social Science
  • Bsc 2:1 Psychology Hons, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Msc Psychology and Mental Health, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Certificate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, The Grove, London
  • Introduction to Play therapy, Angel gate, London
  • Mindfulness Happiness and Compassion workshops
  • Reiki 1 and 2
  • EFT tapping therapy 1 and 2
  • Bullying Alliance
  • Mindfulness with teens
  • Counselling with children and adolescents  CPD
  • REBT  intro training

Work Experience

  • Experienced Bereavement Counsellor at the Ayrshire Hospice
  • I have gained experience with a range of issues from Self-esteem, Menopause Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Gambling, Loss and Health Anxiety
  • Young Person counselling, Telephone, long term and short term at  Oakland Church Paisley
  • Place2b Edinburgh School counsellor play therapy sandtray
  • Mums and Babies Talking and sharing Support Groups
  • Helpline telephone and live chat Menopause Support
  • Teaching counseling at NC level
  • Psychology college tutor  Scottish Highers
  • Baby massage instructor
  • Hopi ear candling therapy and Swedish massage trainer

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a trainer and holistic therapist offering Energy healing from the principles of Reiki.

This is a special type of emotional healing,for those who feel over stressed and fatigued.

Reiki Sessions

30.00  for 50 mins

or 3  sessions for 75.00

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy

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My rates are £40 for a 50 minute session.

I offer a limited amount of concessions, sessions at a discounted rate for those on low income or students or charities just let me know.

Telephone Consultation if requested Initial meet up 20 mins free.

I work from a lovely room in Kilmarnock towncentre .

This room has  no disabled access; I can offer a limited number of outreach  sessions or Telephone counseling is available to suit circumstances.

Further information


Any missed because you are ill and you have given me 24 hours notice, or because you are on holiday, are not charged for.

If you give less than 24 hours notice you will still pay for the session. It is important to let me  know as soon as you can.

Duration of counselling

I work with clients on both a short one off session or (3, 6-12 weeks) and long term (open ended) basis depending on your needs. This is something that we would discuss at our initial meeting .

East Ayrshire

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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 Unspecified


I am available most evenings and some Saturday and Sundays. hope to get back to you as soon as I can, once you make the initial contact.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Helen Cosgrove MBACP Counsellor, BSc Hons Psychology

Helen Cosgrove MBACP Counsellor, BSc Hons Psychology