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PG Dip Counselling, MBACP

About me

Whatever you are going through and however it is making you feel, I can offer you a safe space to be heard and understood. I help with; anxiety, depression, feeling sad, stress, loneliness, bereavement, alcohol problems and many more personal challenges.

One important thing these personal challenges have in common? They all can improve with counselling support. Counselling is a form of therapy which has been proven to help people make positive changes to their lives. Ultimately helping you to feel and cope better when being up against these personal challenges. I can help you understand and explore what maybe causing them.

You may be experiencing feelings, thoughts or behaviours you no longer want, as well as going through a sad or upsetting time or hope to break free from a troubling situation. I can help you to talk at your own pace in a safe environment about your thoughts and feelings rather than bottling them up. There is so much to gain by working together in counselling helping you move forward into the direction you choose.

We can explore problems or experiences that you may be finding painful, troubling or embarrassing. I can help you make sense of what is troubling you. As we go through the process of therapy together you may gain a better understanding of yourself and of those around you.

My counselling approach is pluralistic. I believe that each person is unique and because of this you may need different things from therapy. In the process of therapy there are many ways to make a difference. I am trained to work with a range of different therapeutic approaches and draw on them to tailor therapy to your specific needs and wants.

I work with adults and young people from (16 years).

If you feel you are ready for counselling at this moment in time and that I may be the counsellor you would like to work with then you are welcome to email, text or call me.

My email address: jacquelinemac4@aol.com

mobile number:    07818 223 806

"Coming together is a beginning

Keeping together is progress

Working together is success" (Henry Ford)

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (University of Abertay)
COSCA Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills (University of Abertay)

Training

SMHFA (Scotland's Mental Health First Aid)
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
Suicide Safe Talk
Alcohol Intervention Training
COSCA Specialist Bereavement, Attachment and Loss Training

Experience

I have worked as a counsellor for seven years and in-between that time I have worked with Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland (CBCS), Fife Alcohol Support Services (FASS) and Talk Matters.

Areas of counselling I work with is: depression, feeling sad, anxiety, stress, alcohol-related problems, work related stress, low self-esteem, low self confidence, abuse (emotional, physical, sexual abuse), bullying and bullying from childhood, trauma, loneliness, affairs and betrayals, separation and divorce, relationship problems, self harm, abortion, suicidal thoughts, bereavement, dementia and those affected by dementia.

Member organisation

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapist ( BACP ). I bound by and adhere to the Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£40.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

I charge £20.00 for the initial consultation which should last approximately 40 minutes. During the initial consultation you will have the opportunity to ask me questions that are important to you. The initial consultation should help you to decide if it is the right time for you to start counselling as well as deciding if I am the right counsellor for you..

Counselling sessions are £40.00 lasting one hour and payment is required on that day. Payments are accepted by bank transfer, cash or cheque. Block bookings are also accepted.

During the first counselling session I ask that we both sign a contract which outlines the responsibilities of both parties throughout our work. 

By email, text or telephone are the best ways to get in touch with me. If however I am unable to take your call then please leave me a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

I have full professional indemnity insurance.

I am a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme (Disclosure Scotland).

When I work

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I work Tuesday- Friday and offer flexible times.

Further information

I work from my private garden counselling room which is based in Kirkcaldy.

The counselling room is filled with natural light from three large windows and a glass door. 

When you enter the counselling room you will sense a calm and peaceful atmosphere which will make you feel at ease, comfortable and safe. The grey and green tones create a relaxed ambience. A confidential secure space which offers the perfect environment for counselling.

Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.