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(MBACP(Accred), MA, MSc)

About me

Counselling can feel a very exposing and vulnerable experience, and it is important that you find someone you feel comfortable enough with to share your thoughts and feelings without fear of being judged. With that in mind I’ve provided a brief description of my qualifications and way of working to give you a general idea of what you can expect if you decide to come to me for counselling but if you have any questions about my training, experience or counselling approach I’m happy to discuss this at an initial appointment or for you to get in touch by email or phone to help you decide.

About me

I am a fully qualified integrative therapist and an accredited member of the BACP with a private counselling practice based in Inverclyde. My original training was in pluralistic therapy, which is an integrative approach that draws on different therapeutic methods to help different people at different times. This means I have trained in a broad range of different therapeutic counselling models, such as person-centred, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural, mindfulness, existential, transactional analysis and gestalt, and will work together with you to discover what way of counselling/therapy can be most helpful to you at this time.

I have a PgDip/MSc in Counselling and an MA (Hons) in Psychology, and have also completed further specalist training such as Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) basic training (all parts), Counselling for gambling and substance use and Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) training.

What to Expect From Counselling

If you decide it is the right time for you to come to counselling I will work with you in a collaborative way to allow for the therapy to go at your own pace in a way that is safest, comfortable and effective for you. Usually a first session will involve exploring together what you are looking to get from counselling, what I offer and deciding if that is something we think we can work on together. I listen without judgement and will work alongside you to discover what is going on for you, what changes to your thinking/behaviour, if any, you want to make and how counselling can facilitate that.

Experience

I have worked and volunteered as a counsellor within a number of organisations, such as Childline over the phone and online, in a substance and gambling misuse service, in Rape Crisis and Womens Aid centres and within general counselling agencies.

If you would like to arrange an initial appointment or would like more information then please don’t hesitate to contact me either by phone or email.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA (Hons) in Psychology-University of Dundee

PGDip/MSc in Counselling-University of Abertay

Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) Basic Training-Lisa Schwartz

EMDR (Parts 1, 2 & 3)-Richmond EMDR Training

COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate

Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - IICP

Counselling for Gambling Problems-GamCare

Counselling For Alcohol/Substance Misuse-Tayside Council on Alcohol/Alcohol Focus Soctland

Rape Crisis Training- Womens Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder-First Person Plural

Working with Womens and Girls in the Sexual Violence Sector-Rape Crisis England and Wales/Open College Network West Midlands

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

COSCA

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.

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

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

Fees

£45.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Health Assured

Additional information

Fees are £45 a session for self referrals (referrals through an EAP or insurance may vary), and sessions normally last around 50 minutes to an hour.

I can take payment through bank transfer 24 hours prior to the session or cash at the session.

I try and stay as fair as possible with cancellation fees, and I ask that cancellations must be made with 24 hours notice or I charge a cancellation fee of £20.

When I work

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9 Duff Street, Greenock, Inverclyde, PA15 1DB

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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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.

Online platforms

Skype
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