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MSc, PgDip, MBACP(accred) Supervisior & Trainer. AARC Services Ltd

About me

I am a provider of Adult, Youth and Relationship Counselling services. I primarily support people in North Ayrshire, Glasgow and Renfrewshire. I am fully Qualified and I have thousands of counselling hours and currently counsel, supervise and teach.

Services are available to all regardless of culture, religious belief, age, gender, sexual orientation or economic circumstance.

How can I help?
I can offer a range of services that include Counselling, Psychosocial Education and Supervision for people in the Work Place, or counsellors working with Individuals, Couples or Familes.

You may have problems with personal, relationship, family or work issues, your aim may be general or you may wish help with a specific issue – I can help.

Service is strictly Confidential with your privacy being my priority.

Practising Counsellor Supervision Services offered in addition to above.

Counselling can be helpful in many ways:

Talking to someone in a confidential setting who is not in your personal life.
Feeling less alone while exploring the impact of the issue on your life.
Seeking ways of coping that suit you or investigating the source of the issue.
Finding ways to limit the effect of the issue in your life.  
     
Problems in living can be created by;
Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Bereavement, Relationships, Unemployment, Bullying or Transitions.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Qualified as an Adult, Adolescent and Relationship counsellor, I am a Director of Clinical Practice having previously worked in a team working with 11-18 year olds in a school setting. I also work privately with couples and have thousands of counselling hours within a relationship agency. I offer supervision to both trainee and qualified counsellors and provide specialist training.

My core qualification are;

  • MSc Psychotherapy Stirling University
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Counselling and Health from Abertay University
  • Diploma in Relationship Counselling York St John University/ Marriage Care
  • Certificates in Supervision
  • Certificate in Facillitating Adult Learning.

As an ethical practitioner MBACP(aacrd.) I undertake a programme of continous learning and development and a such have undertaken training in some specialised areas such as child protection, domestic violence and addictions.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I view my practice through an Attachment lens. Youth, Couples, Systemic Practice, Groupwork

Qualified NLP Practitioner. Online Service, Telephone Counselling

Qualified Supervisor. Skype

Fees

Additional information

Counselling Services - Fees

Individual Sessions are £45 per session.
Relationship Counselling £50 per session
Family Counselling with 2 therapists £75 per session (90 minutes)

However, no one should feel they cannot afford to attend. You will always be made welcome and I am prepared to offer a sliding scale depending on individual circumstance.  

In most circumstance I would expect clients to find some resolve within 4-6, 50 minute sessions with a review of progress after each session. Frequency of sessions can be flexible and easily negotiated.

I appreciate if cancellations can be made 24hours before an appointment and as such cancellation made within 24hrs may incur cancellation fees.

Supervision Services

Supervision Fees are £50 per session

Further information

I am experience in using referral pathways or can sign post on to specialist agencies if required.

BACP Membership No. 606731.

Renfrew, Renfrewshire, PA4

Glasgow, Scotland, G78

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

If you have not read my Counselling Profile I would urge you to do so this before you continue reading any further to get a sense of who I am and the experience that I have gained over the last 10 years.

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