Kathleen Currie

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Courage to Change Counselling MBACP/MCOSCA/DipCouns
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Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, ML5
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Registered, professional Counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA). A well experienced, Person-centred Counsellor and College Lecturer in Counselling based in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire.

About Courage to Change Counselling

Are you feeling anxious, sad, or overwhelmed and in need of support? then maybe Counselling (also known as Talking Therapy) can help.

Courage to Change Counselling offers professional and confidential support for you to talk through any difficult thoughts and emotions that are causing you to feel confused, anxious, low or depressed.

Sometimes we all need someone to listen in a way that is caring, understanding and non-judgemental. As your Counsellor, you can talk to me and I will listen to how you feel in a way that doesn't judge you but understands your struggles. This may just be what you need right now, taking care of yourself matters.

Often clients looking for counselling for the first time ask; How can talking to someone I do not know help me? because often we feel alone with our difficulties however when we share how we feel and that is heard and understood, it feels good and we begin to understand ourselves better. Feeling safe to share those thoughts and feelings, (that we all can have but do not always freely talk about it), is therapeutic.

Talking about your feelings can help you begin to understand the situation you are struggling with and why you feel the way you do. This helps you to find out what is important to you, in your life - this can open up the possibility of healing painful emotions.

Counselling can be long or short term depending on what you need. I can help you to;

- explore your present situation and this may help you feel more positive to change the things, that you feel need to change.
- find a way through your difficulties, to get more out of life and enjoy better relationships, it might just change your life!

Whether you are thinking of counselling for the first time or have already had counselling in the past, it can still feel daunting to reach out and ask for help. I understand this and how difficult choosing a Counsellor can be, it takes courage.

Committing to counselling is a big step and by making that first contact you have already begun to overcome some of your fears and are getting ready to start your counselling journey to help you, help yourself and find that Courage to Change.

Training, qualifications & experience

Having graduated with a Diploma in Counselling in 2003, I am a Counselling practitioner who has an extensive range of experience. I also currently work as a Lecturer in Further Education teaching Trainee Student Counsellors and registered as a Teacher with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.


  • Diploma in Counselling with Merit
  • HNC Counselling with Merit
  • Batchelor of Arts (BA) Open Degree - Applying Psychology
  • Postgraduate (PG) Teaching Qualification with Merit (TQFE)
  • Masters Professional Practitioner Award in Education Certificate

Recent Training

  • Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue: the cost of caring - supporting care professionals  
  • Exploring Trauma from a person centred perspective 
  • Person Centred Counselling Education: reflecting on our role as trainers
  • Emotion-Focused Psychotherapy - University of Strathclyde
  • Understanding Social anxiety
  • Understanding ADHD: Current Research and Practice
  • Understanding Narcissistic personality disorder 
  • Bereavement Counselling: Family systems approach, complexity and complications of grief, models and attachment theories and the nature of grief. 
  • LGBTQ+ cultural awareness, exploring issues around sexuality and gender 
  • Stress, Depression and Anxiety Management
  • Pregnancy and infant loss.
  • Supporting clients with a subsequent pregnancy after loss
  • Online and Telephone Counselling Certificate (ACTO Level 1 approved)
  • Relational Depth in Counselling; A Pluralistic Approach to Therapy
  • Existential Therapy: An Introduction
  • Impact of Trauma on Mental Health – University of Glasgow
  • Working with Trauma, Loss, Grief and Bereavement
  • Working with the complexities of domestic and emotional abuse
  • Understanding Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment
  • Mindfulness; Self Compassion for the Caring Professions
  • Coaching for Counsellors
  • Support with Additional support needs and managing health anxiety
  • Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellness: Supporting wellbeing and resilience
  • Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid: Young people (SMHFA:YP) Certificate
  • ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

My own life and work experiences have influenced my interest in counselling and psychology which I have studied extensively since 2001.

Member organisations

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

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
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.

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
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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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Courage to Counselling offers flexible day, evening and weekend appointments to suit your circumstances. Cancellations are free of charge if cancelled within 24 hours before the appointment.

Initial telephone enquiries and consultations are free of charge. The consultation is useful for assessment and allows you to decide if therapy is for you or not. It also allows you to ask any questions and arrange our first appointment together.

A counselling appointment per 60-minute session is £55. Weekly sessions are normally booked initially to ensure you get the most benefit from therapy however this is flexible based on your personal circumstances. If for financial or other reasons you cannot book weekly appointments, then fortnightly or more flexible sessions are also a possibility.

A concession rate for students/low income is available. I have a limited amount of reduced fees for Counselling, based on making therapy accessible and affordable to those on a restricted or low income.

When I work

BACP & COSCA registered professional counsellor. Free Initial telephone consultation - flexible, day, evening or weekend face to face and online counselling appointments available.

Further information

If you feel ready to talk about what is bothering you and have decided you are ready to start counselling then, please send me a message to contact me. If you can, tell me a little bit more about yourself, your situation and what you are struggling with at the moment. I usually respond by email and arrange to call you.

Initially, before we 'meet', for the first appointment (either face to face or online) it is good to chat, by telephone initially to see if you feel counselling would be helpful. I will respond to your enquiry as soon as I can to arrange this free, initial telephone consultation and tell you more about the counselling I offer.

You can get in touch using the message tab here. I always respond to enquiries and normally reply to enquiries within 24hrs, though there may be a delay if it is a weekend or bank holiday. If you have not received an email response from Courage to Change Counselling in your normal inbox, ***Please check your Spam folder or Junk email section***, or try resending. 

Can I arrange a counselling session for a friend or relative?

If you're trying to help someone, be brave enough to take that first step towards counselling or remove one of the hurdles that will prevent them from getting help - you can contact me to see if I'm able to help and if I have sessions available. The person you have a concern about though will need to follow this up and make contact to confirm they would like a counselling session. They can message me by email/text or phone.

Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, ML5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Online or Telephone Counselling sessions available

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Kathleen Currie
Kathleen Currie