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Marie-Therese Talensby - Coruscate Counselling

Falkirk FK2 & Edinburgh EH10
Falkirk FK2 & Edinburgh EH10

About me

*Unfortunately I do not currently have availability.

Please note that I am currently only offering video counselling.

My name is Marie-Thérèse and I am a qualified counsellor working across the Central Belt in Scotland.

I offer what is known as the Person-centred approach, which is a 'talking therapy'. This works from the position that you, the client, are the expert on your own life, and my role as counsellor is to support you as you explore what that means for you.

My practice is person-centred at the core, but with a willingness to be as integrative as desired. We are all individuals, with our own life history and experience and I believe that our counselling needs should reflect this. In this way, I aim to work with you to find a method that feels comfortable.

My professional background is in Education and, prior to this, in the Criminal Justice System. My academic background has focused on Religion, with postgraduate study in Equality & Human Rights. I have spent many years actively involved in grassroots activism (primarily social justice) and volunteering for organisations such as The Equality Network, Waverley Care and my current role with Scottish Detainee Visitors.

I offer you this background to emphasize my commitment to offering a safe, non-judgemental space, valuing each individual, whilst also being mindful of the wider cultural, social and political contexts that impact on our lives. I am passionate about accessibility and in supporting people to feel empowered, regardless of background or circumstance. This belief, along with my life experience, is what led me to train as a counsellor.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PG Dip Counselling - Interface Counselling Edinburgh
  • Cosca Certificate in Counselling Skills - FDAMH
  • MSc Equality & Human Rights - University of Glasgow
  • BA(hons) Open (Religion) - Open University

I have completed specialist training in providing online counselling and I regularly undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

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.

Therapies offered

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

I offer a free 30 minute introductory session, to enable us to see if we work well together and to give the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. It is important to know that we won't explore issues in depth at this session.

Fees for full 50 minute sessions operate on a sliding scale, currently between £15-40 per session.

These rates do not reflect inexperience, but a desire to offer low-cost, affordable counselling, for those who need it. This is a trust-based process - you set the level that works best for you.

Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH10

Falkirk
Stirlingshire
FK2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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 Unspecified

Availability

*Unfortunately I do not currently have availability. I don't maintain waiting lists, as this can leave people without support for too long.

Types of client

Adults

Social

Marie-Therese Talensby - Coruscate Counselling

Marie-Therese Talensby - Coruscate Counselling