North Star Counselling and Therapy

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Hamilton ML3 & Glasgow G2
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About us

North Star was formed with the guiding principle of providing direction and inspiration for living a well-balanced mental health.

At North Star, the goal of our counsellors is to provide support and guidance to individuals who seek counselling services.

We ensure as counsellors we create a therapeutic environment for our clients to help them become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and promoting a trustworthy and confidential client/counsellor relationship.
We believe counselling is a collaborative effort between the counsellor and the client. We help our clients identify goals and potential solutions to problems, and empower them to make positive changes in their lives.

Seeking help is often the most difficult step of the journey and we appreciate finding a suitable counsellor can also be a tough task. We acknowledge that it can be a daunting experience, particularly if you’ve never attended counselling before.

Therefore, we offer a free consultation session of 15 minutes via phone or video call to answer any questions you may have about the counselling process.

Here at North Star Counselling and Therapy, we offer both face-to-face (in-person) and video counselling. We offer both short-term and long-term counselling and have various evening and weekend slots available that suit you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Manisha Gosar:

  • BA in Arts (Psychology and Child care)
  • Level 7 Certificate in COSCA Counselling Studies
  • Level 11 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Diploma in Mindfulness
  • ASIST trained (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

Dipesh Gosar:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
  • Level 7 Certificate in COSCA Counselling Studies
  • Level 11 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • ASIST trained (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

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COSCA
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA)

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.

NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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Fees

£30.00 - £50.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • Concession is offered for booking 6 or more sessions upon discussion and circumstances.
  • Concessions are also available for students. 

3 Barncluith Road, Hamilton, United Kingdom, ML3 7DQ

134 Douglas Street, Glasgow, City of Glasgow, G2

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

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

Key details

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PVG Scheme

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Additional languages

Gujarati

Hindi, Marathi

Online platforms

Google Meet
Whatsapp
Zoom
Microsoft Teams

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