Pamela Docherty

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MBACP, PgDip, Psychotherapist - Resilient Rising Ltd
Available for new clients
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Lanark, South Lanarkshire, ML11 7JR
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

If you have been trying to find a way through challenges and can't understand why you find yourself in the same anxious loops, repeating the same patterns, behaviours and unhealthy relationship dynamics, I can help. 

People often arrive to work with me looking for a fresh approach to make lasting changes through resolving unprocessed trauma. 

You are unique, your therapy should be too. 

In sessions, my priority is to help you live with a strong sense of alignment, self worth, peace, self-regulation skills, steadiness, empowerment, fluidity, creativity and to rediscover good health, fun and joy in your life. 

Know you'll be held with deep compassion and understanding. 

Our time together is rooted in trust, curiosity, and a full acceptance of the real you.

Every part of you is welcome and honoured.

I support you in realising your own capacity to heal and grow through what brings you here.

Understanding ourselves, perceptions, our patterns and ways of relating can be life changing. 

Pluralism is, in short, honouring the value in many theories, modalities and strategies, putting your needs at the centre of our work and tailoring the process to your specific experience and ongoing feedback. 

We need to be seen, heard and understood.

You can join me for sessions in my Therapy Room in Lanark, through Walk & Talk sessions connecting with the beauty of Scotland in The Clyde Valley,  or at specially requested locations of your choice. We can also work online. 

Training, qualifications & experience


15 years of experience supporting people through challenges and growth across the primary, private and third sector.

Combining learning from my time working across most areas within NHS Hospitals in Lanarkshire, Person Centred Charity work, my Private Practise and Counselling Tutoring, you are offered a wide range of modalities, experiences and understanding in our time together. 

While professional experience holds it's value, my personal experience of various forms of NHS, Private and Charity provided therapies in addressing my own trauma and growth is just as powerful. This has given me a deep appreciation for the importance of finding what resonates with each of us in our uniqueness, also for the healing power of Holistic Therapies. 

Core Training

  • NQ - Introduction to Counselling - 2009
  • NQ - Counselling Skills - 2010
  • COSCA - Counselling Skills - 2014
  • Scottish Mental Health First Aid - 2013
  • SCOTACS - Diploma - 2 year Counselling Individual & Groupwork - A Cognitive Behavioural Approach -COSCA & SQA Approved. -SCQF LEVEL 10 2016-2018
  • Certificate of Proficiency with BACP - 2020

CPD - Continued Professional Development Trainings

  • Treating post traumatic stress disorder effectively and efficiently : A cognitive approach - 2018
  • New cognitive and behavioural interventions to prevent PTSD and depression in at risk groups - 2018
  • Delivering novel formats of evidence-based treatments for PTSD: Early Issues & Solutions 2018
  • Gender Based Violence - 2013
  • Prevention & Management of Violence & Aggression Levels 1-3 - 2013
  • Learning Disabilities Reasonable Adjustments - 2013
  • Learning Disabilities Communication - 2013
  • Cruse Bereavement 1 - Introduction to Loss & Grief - 2013
  • Cruse Bereavement 2 - The Grieving Process - 2013
  • Cruse Bereavement 3 - Intervention & Skills - 2013
  • Cruse Bereavement 4 - Supporting Bereaved Staff - 2013
  • Child Protection Training - 2013
  • Addressing Suicidality & Suicide Risk Online – Eoin Galavan June - 2020
  • The Disclosure of Self Harm - Edith Bell - 2021
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences Training - 3 years
  • The Embodiment Conference - 2020
  • The Collective Trauma Summit - 2020
  • Online & Telephone Counselling - 2020
  • Working with Trauma in a Time of Trauma - Carolyn Springs - 2021
  • Working with Trauma That Has Become Stuck - Carolyn Springs  - 2021
  • Working with Trauma Triggers and Flashbacks - Carolyn Springs - 2021
  • The Wisdom of Trauma feat Gabor Maté - 2021
  • A Guide to Wholeness - A Guide to Understanding and Integrating Trauma Course with Gabor Maté- 12 Modules 2021

Understanding Trauma,

The Nature and Science of Trauma,

Saying NO; Attachment vs Authenticity,


On Guilt,


Anger and Grief,

Illness as Adaptation,

Psychedelics and Trauma,

Spiritual Bypassing,

Healing and Compassion,

Compassionate Inquiry Case Studies,

Somatic Practises with Betsy Polatin Parts 1 & 2 et al  - 60 hours

  • Humanual Basics with Betsy Polatin - 2021
  • Narcissistic Abuse : Why Therapists Fail to Recognise Pathological Love Relationships - Sandra Brown - 2021
  • Gaslighting 101 for Therapists : 3 Strategies to Help Clients Break Free from Narcissistic Abuse - 2021
  • Trauma Related Dissociation - Latest Research & Critical Insights -  2022
  • Embracing Suicidal Parts - Using Internal Family Systems (IFS) to Heal Traumatic Wounds - 2022
  • Understanding ADHD: Current Research and Practice
    King's College London - 2022
  • Cold Water Therapy Group - 6 weeks - Lanarkshire Counselling & CBT Centre - 2022
  • Healing From The Bottom UP - Peter A. Levine PhD - 2022
  • Environmental Literacies for Regenerative and Sustainable Futures: Decolonising Environmental Literacies Through Reviving Indigenous and Traditional Philosophies - Workshops 1 & 2  - Glasgow University Research Participant - 2022
  • Outdoor First Aid, Emergency First Aid at Work - 16 hours - August - 2022
  • Outdoor Fire & Tool Skills  - 16 hours - September - 2022
  • Shamanism & Psychotherapy - Ann Sinko, Bob Falconer, and Phil Borges - October - 2022
  • IEMT - Integral Eye Movement Therapy Practitioner Training - 3 Days -  March 2023 
  • Co-dependency: Releasing the Inner Child from it's Pain to Allow the Adult to Mature - Noel McDermott - 2024
  • Specialist Counselling for Female Survivors of Sexual Violence - Laura Joanknecht - Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) - 2024
  • Supporting Male Victims of Sexual Abuse - Billie Andrews and Duncan Craig - 2024
  • Survivors' Voices: Bringing Psychoeducation to Professionals - Clarinda Cuppage MSc - 2024
  • Understanding the Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Boys and Men - Phil Mitchell - 2024
  • Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) -
    Dr Meg-John Barker - 2024
  • Defining Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversity Therapy (GSRDT)  Pink Therapy -2024
  • Self Care - Necessary but Insufficient when Working with Trauma - Vicarious Trauma - Elise Marshall - 2024

Member organisations

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

Areas of counselling I deal with


£55.00 - £600.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

Sessions range from 30-180 minutes. 

Individual sessions and block bookings are available. 

Therapy Room , Online and Walk & Talk including Choose Your Own Ground where you decide the outdoor location. 

Bookings and payments are made via an automated online booking system for your ease. 

All cards and cash accepted. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Early sessions are available from 6:15am.

Late sessions run on Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Occasional weekend morning slots are available as updated on the booking system.

Unit R, 38 Bannatyne Street, Lanark, South Lanarkshire, ML11 7JR

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

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I offer home visit, zoom or attending your chosen route for walk & talk on arrangement if accessibility is a barrier.

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Pamela Docherty
Pamela Docherty