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Kathleen Currie ~ Courage to Change Counselling MBACP/MCOSCA/DipCouns

Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, ML5
07432035147
Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, ML5

About me

Courage to Counselling offers flexible day, evening and weekend appointments to suit your home circumstances. Face to face counselling is currently unavailable however I will continue to offer the same counselling service online or by telephone until normal services can resume.

In the current situation, having self compassion and understanding of your feelings is so important right now.  This maybe a tough time for you and those around you as you try to adapt to sudden and big changes in your life. Different feelings are to be expected and understanding why you feel the way you do can be the first step to help you manage any fear and anxiety you may feel. Reach out for support, talking to a counsellor can help you to know that you are not alone in how you feel.

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If you are feeling anxious, sad or overwhelmed and in need of support then maybe Counselling (also known as Talking Therapy) can help. Talking to someone who will really listen to how you feel in a way that does not judge you but understands your struggles may be what you need.

I am a well experienced, Person-centred Counsellor and also teach Trainee Student Counsellors. I am offering a safe and confidential space for you to talk through any difficult thoughts and emotions in your life that are confusing or that cause you to feel anxious, low or depressed.

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 as 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 to a Counsellor 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 - opening 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

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

Recent Training

Working with Grief and Loss, Trauma 101, Relational Depth in Counselling, A Pluralistic approach to Therapy, Existential Therapy: An Introduction, Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellness, Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment, Mindfulness, Self Compassion for the Caring Professions, Coaching for Counsellors, Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid:Young people (SMHFA:YP) Certificate, Self-harm Awareness, Substance Misuse, Group Facilitation, ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention, Domestic Abuse, Change & Stress Management.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

COSCA

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

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.

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.

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.

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Fees

I offer individual counselling, £40 per 50 minute session. Weekly sessions are normally booked initially to ensure you get the most benefit from therapy however this is flexible based on your personal circumstances. I offer counselling appointments that can be organised around your home circumstances - initial telephone enquiry and consultation is free.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

If you feel ready to talk about what is bothering you and have decided you are ready to start counselling then, please email/text or call and tell me a little bit more about yourself and the situation you are facing at the moment.

Initially, before we 'meet' online for the first appointment it is good to chat, by telephone first to see if you feel Counselling would be helpful. Please contact me today to arrange the free, initial telephone consultation.

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 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 contact me by email/text or phone.

Coatbridge
North Lanarkshire
ML5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Availability

BACP and COSCA registered. Free Initial telephone consultation - flexible, day, evening and weekend counselling appointments available - organised to work around your home circumstances.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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