Mandy Wilson

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Lanark, South Lanarkshire, ML11 9EE
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Hi I’m Mandy a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with over a decade of experience.

The world of counselling is diverse, with each modality offering its own unique approach. As for me, I specialize in short-term counselling, typically lasting 6-8 weeks, with a laser focus on achieving your goals during this time.

I blend various counselling approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and transactional analysis, to deliver tangible results within a relatively short timeframe. I specialize in Solution-Focused counselling, a highly effective approach for tackling depression, anxiety, stress, and other challenges you may be facing.

I'll begin by assessing your issues or concerns, ensuring we have a clear understanding of where you're at. Together, we'll discuss your goals and what you hope to achieve through our sessions. We'll explore a variety of tools and techniques to manage your concerns effectively, tailoring our approach to fit your unique needs.

From there, we'll craft a personalized treatment plan designed specifically for you. Throughout our journey together, we'll track your progress closely, regularly reviewing and evaluating the outcomes of our counselling sessions to ensure we're on the right path.

If it turns out that your issues require a longer-term approach due to underlying factors, don't worry—we'll have a discussion about the necessary treatment options available to you, ensuring you receive the support and guidance you need every step of the way.

At Lifelines Consultancy, I recognize that each individual is unique, and there's no one-size-fits-all solution to well-being. That's why I'm committed to offering personalized treatment plans that draw from a rich tapestry of therapeutic modalities. With expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Transactional Analysis (TA), I tailor each treatment plan to address your specific needs and goals.

What to Expect:

Holistic Assessment: Our journey begins with a comprehensive assessment of your current situation, exploring not only the challenges you're facing but also the strengths and resources you bring to the table.
Collaborative Goal Setting: Together, we'll set clear and achievable goals. These goals will serve as our compass, guiding our work and ensuring that our sessions are focused on what matters most to you.
Modalities Integration: Leveraging the strengths of CBT, SFBT, and TA, your treatment plan will be a dynamic blend of evidence-based strategies. Whether we're restructuring thought patterns, focusing on solutions, or exploring transactional dynamics, each approach contributes to a comprehensive and effective therapeutic experience.
Flexibility and Adaptability: Life is fluid, and so is your treatment plan. As we progress, we'll continuously reassess and adapt our approach based on your evolving needs and the progress you're making.
Empowerment Through Understanding: I believe in empowering you with an understanding of the therapeutic process. You'll gain insights into the techniques we use, fostering a sense of ownership and active participation in your own well-being.

Why a Multimodal Approach?

Comprehensive Coverage: Each therapeutic modality brings unique strengths. CBT provides practical tools for cognitive restructuring, SFBT focuses on solutions and goals, and TA delves into interpersonal dynamics. By integrating these approaches, we cover a broad spectrum of your psychological and emotional landscape.
Tailored Precision: No two individuals are the same, and neither should their treatment plans be. By drawing from multiple modalities, I ensure that our approach aligns precisely with your unique needs, preferences, and therapeutic goals.
Holistic Wellness: Addressing mental and emotional well-being requires a holistic approach. The multimodal framework allows us to consider various aspects of your life, fostering a more comprehensive and sustainable path to wellness.

Embark on a transformative journey where your treatment plan is as individual as you are. Together, we'll navigate the intricacies of your experience, drawing from the strengths of different therapeutic modalities to create a roadmap towards lasting positive change.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Diploma SCQF Level 10: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Group Work (The Centre of Therapy)
  • COSCA Counselling skills SCQF Level 7: Counselling and psychotherapy (The Centre of Therapy)
  • HND Social Science attained modules and completion of assessment (Nottingham Castle Campus)
  • Asist Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (NHS Scotland)
  • SafeTalk Suicide Alertness (NHS Scotland)
  • Basic Life Support First Aid Training ( Stewart First Aid Training)
  • Mental Health First Aid (LAMH)
  • Vicarious Trauma (Green wood)
  • High Control Groups and Relationships (Greenwood) 
  • Certificate of Proficiency (BACP)

Registration

  • Fully qualified CBT therapist and a registered member of BACP
  • Registered member of the PVG Scheme protecting both Adults and Children.
  • Registered member of GDPR Complying with current regulations.

Current Position

I operate from a private office space, based in Lanark. Offering individual and group counselling. I work closely with multi-disciplinary agencies and organisations who support me in the delivery of CBT, Mental Health and Well-being. 

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

Your well-being is my priority. I understand that taking the first step towards therapy can be daunting, which is why I offer an initial free and confidential introductory session. This session provides an opportunity for us to connect, discuss any concerns or questions you may have, and explore whether therapy with me is the right fit for you.

During our introductory session, there's no obligation to commit to therapy. It's a chance for us to have an open and honest conversation about your needs and goals, allowing us to determine the best approach moving forward.

Following our introductory session, if we decide to proceed with therapy, Each session typically lasts around 50 minutes, providing ample time for meaningful exploration and progress.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to schedule your free, no-obligation chat. Together, we can explore your reasons for seeking therapy, discuss potential options, and determine whether Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or another approach would be beneficial for you.

When I work

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Please contact regarding availability.

9 Broomgate, Lanark, South Lanarkshire, ML11 9EE

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Additional languages

Happy to consult with the support of an interpreter.

Mandy Wilson
Mandy Wilson