Dip CBT, Mem BACP
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I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and I am based in Paisley.
I work with a wide range of difficulties including, depressive conditions, anxiety disorders, PSTD, OCD, trauma, eating disorders, sleep difficulties, anger management, chronic pain, chronic fatigue and work related stress.
I offer a relaxed, safe and confidential space to talk, to gain an insight and self awareness of past and present. I use a collaborative approach to assist you in finding solutions to your problems, to learn new ways of coping, decision making and problem solving techniques, which can be used for the rest of your life.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a short term therapy, ranging from eight to twenty sessions. This will be discussed and agreed upon, before and during therapy on a mutual basis. Sessions last for fifty minutes.
I am happy for an informal chat on the phone or by e-mail, prior to an initial session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have had twenty five years of experience of working in the voluntary, statutory, and private sectors. I have worked with chronic illness, mental illness, carers issues and gendered based violence. I have extensive experience in the recovery from trauma, including domestic abuse, childhood sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault. I have gained a wide range of therapeutic tools and interventions to use in recovery.
- COSCA-Certificate in Counselling Skills.
- Diploma- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Group work.
- WRAP - Groupwork.
- STEPS- Groupwork.
- Behavioural Therapy for tics Institute (BTTI) behavioural training for tics.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
£50.00 per session.
Concessions available - students/unemployed.
When I work
Monday- 9.00am til 7.00pm. Tuesday- 9.00am til 7.00pm. Wednesday- 9.00am til 7.00pm. Thursday- 9.00am til 7.00pm. Friday- 9.00am til 7.00pm. Saturday- 9.00am til 1.00pm.
I have extensive experience in working with children and young people, I work with a wide range of issues, including bereavement, confidence and self esteem, eating disorders, anxiety, OCD, recovery from trauma and depression. I use a variety of approaches including CBT and art therapy, to engage children and young people in therapy.