Monica Cooper

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BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Supervisor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Ayr, Ayrshire, KA7 2AA
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I am Monica, an experienced Counsellor & Supervisor. Let me help you build resilience & confidence to cope with everyday eventualities. We will put everything out on the table metaphorically & have a look at the problems you are experiencing. Whether it be connected to anxiety, depression, relationship or family issues, low self-esteem, bereavement, stress or anything else, I will work with you to make links, to understand & develop your awareness on how to improve your life. I will listen attentively & help you find a way forward by exploring the issues you present with. Life can be really tough & it can feel too much at times. We will take one step at a time & work towards achieving your goals. I will respect what you have to say without judgement & work emphatically alongside you. Whether it be to make changes; to tell me things you have never told anyone; I will be beside you on your journey to do all of this & achieve your goals to find yourself in a better place psychologically. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling;
  • Certificates in: Supervision, Online & Telephone Counselling, Critical Incident De-Briefing, Coaching for Change Skills, Group Facilitation, Working with Trauma-Safety & Stabilisation, Risk Assessment for Suicide, ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), Gender-Based Violence, Solution-Focused Therapy, Conflict Resolution Mediation, Emotion-Focused Psychotherapy, Couples Counselling & Counselling Skills. 

Experience working within:

  • NHS Mental Health Teams/GP Practices, schools, charities, voluntary sector & learning disabilities.
  • Group facilitator for CBT counselling students' therapeutic group, reflective practice provision for (guidance teachers), staying well sessions for (health and social care settings/professional/other staff), facilitator of home care company group forums, psycho-education classes, training & workshops.

If you are interested in Reflective Practice or Staying Well Sessions for your staff within a group setting or 1-1, give me a call to discuss further. Can help with exploration of anything related to work and self where you can feel stimulated and challenged to develop professionally and personally.

  • Supervisor: have & continue to be to students/qualified counsellors in Ayrshire Council on Alcohol, local colleges, CRUSE Bereavement, EAPs, Erskine Crisis, GP Surgeries, Homeless Charity, Hospice, Kilmarnock Hub, Marie Curie, NHS, Rape Crisis, Relate, SACRO, schools, The Wynd etc.
  • Also affiliated counsellor with EAP companies.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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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£45.00 - £65.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

If you are not sure about counselling or any other services on offer, give me a call and we can have a chat. If you get my voicemail, leave a message and I will get back to you just as soon as I can.

Individual  sessions are: £48.00 (for 1 hour).

Couples sessions: £65.00 (for 1 hour).

Supervision: free 45 minute meeting to see if we might work together.

Student Counsellors: £45.00 (for 1 hour).

Qualified Counsellors: £65.00 (for 1.5 hours).

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

12 Alloway Place is centrally located in Ayr close to bus/train links & there is ample street parking outside. There are a few steps up to the front entrance, but room used is on the ground floor. Discreet building which accommodates lots of different businesses.

12 Alloway Place, Ayr, Ayrshire, KA7 2AA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Ground floor with a few steps up to level.


In person

I offer my supervisees confidential support in a reflective, open & safe relationship - you can feel both stimulated & challenged. Spaces: Mon-Fri.

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