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Counselling Psychologist
Livingston, West Lothian, EH54
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 1st August 2022

About me

Unfortunately, I am unavailable to take on new clients at present; however, I have some space to offer clinical supervision online. Please see the supervision section of my profile for more information.

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I am a highly qualified and motivated Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol) and a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I offer confidential one to one counselling and psychotherapy online. Furthermore, I am qualified to supervise Practitioner Psychologists, Trainee Psychologists and Counsellors.

There are a multitude of issues and concerns that may prompt any person, of any background, in any situation, to seek out a psychologist. These may include experiences of helplessness, feelings of distress, confusion, or stagnation personally or professionally. Often, people feel stuck and unable to address their difficulties alone; this helplessness is a universal human trait, however, it can be lessened through talking therapy.

In my role as a Counselling Psychologist, I feel it is important to work with people as individuals. I want us to work collaboratively to engage with and understand your difficulties within a safe, confidential and supportive setting, where you will be treated with respect and compassion. The aim of our work together will be to enable you to explore new perspectives and choices, and find a way towards an improved sense of well-being.

I am trained in the following therapeutic approaches:

• Person Centred Therapy• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)• Acceptance and Commitment Therapy• Mindfulness•EMDR•Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

I combine aspects from each of these therapeutic approaches to provide a bespoke, supportive, collaborative, client-focused therapy. This means I’ll work with you, using the type of therapy that best suits you as an individual and takes in to account your personal needs and circumstances.

If you feel you may benefit from any of the above approaches, please feel free to contact me and we can arrange a first assessment session together. During our first session, we will discuss your individual needs and potential desired results, what kind of therapeutic approach we both agree would aid you in the long and short term, along with any other questions or queries you may have.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked in a variety of settings from community and charitiable organisations to universities and healthcare centres. At present, I work as a Psychologist in Private Practice. My experience to date in this setting is primarily working with adults who vary in presentations and level of severity. From this experience I gained specific interests in working with individuals experiencing physical health problems, addiction difficulties and a history of trauma/abuse. However, I also have vast experience of working with other difficulties including depression, eating disorders, psychosis, OCD and PTSD. These experiences have skilled me to effectively assess, formulate and plan treatment interventions placing my clients at the centre of the work.

Supervision:
In terms of supervision training, I have completed NES Generic Supervision Skills and Specialist CBT Supervision training. This enables me to supervise assistant psychologists, doctoral trainees, other qualified psychologists, CBT therapists, CAAPS and any other professionals delivering psychologically informed treatment within and outwith the NHS.

Qualifications:
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
Higher Diploma in Psychology
BA (Hons) in Mathematical Studies and Studies in Psychology

Professional Registration:
I am a fully qualified HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist. The HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) is the governing body which all Counselling Psychologists in the UK must register with in order to practice. Please see below for more information.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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

Physical health problems including chronic pain, diabetes management, adjustment difficulties, functional neurological difficulties.

Fees

£110.00 per session

Additional information

£110 for 50 minute individual sessions.
£125 for couple sessions.

£80 for hourly clinical supervision sessions.
£50 for trainees/students or individuals working towards accreditation.

Furthermore, if you are a Counselling Psychology Trainee requiring therapy as part of your training please get in touch to discuss a discounted rate.

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I am only able to take on supervises at present online.

Further information

Counselling psychology is a type of applied psychology that can be used to help people gain control of their feelings. This type of psychology focuses on treating individuals with a variety of different emotional, behavioral, and social problems or disorders. In particular, Counselling psychologists deal with a wide range of mental health problems concerning life issues including bereavement, domestic violence, sexual abuse, traumas and relationship issues. They understand diagnosis and the medical context to mental health problems and work with the individual’s unique subjective psychological experience to empower their recovery and alleviate distress. (BPS)

The HCPC is the governing body which all Counselling Psychologists in the UK must register with in order to practice. The HCPC ensures that their registrants are appropriately qualified and meet their standards of education and training, professional skills, conduct and ethics. They protect the public by ensuring these standards are met by anyone using the title 'Counselling Psychologist' and have a publically searchable list of registered practitioners.

Livingston, West Lothian, EH54

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

Online

Counselling Psychologist offering remote supervision.

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Dr Áine Lombard

Dr Áine Lombard