Pamela McKechan

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Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA2
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About me

I am a highly proficient and effective Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) psychotherapist and Play Therapist (PT), equipped with substantial experience acquired through extensive practice in mental health, catering to diverse age groups including children and adults. My background spans across private, public, and third-sector settings, fostering a comprehensive understanding of various organisational environments.

Beyond my role as a psychotherapist, I serve as a clinical training specialist, actively imparting knowledge in COSCA Counselling Skills, SQA Professional Development Awards related to counselling and mental health, and offering expertise in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) for suicide prevention, as well as Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA). Additionally, I conduct training sessions focusing on Self-harm and Trauma awareness.

I approach my practice with warmth and a collaborative spirit, emphasising a holistic approach to assist individuals in overcoming prevalent mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and work-related stress. With a wealth of experience in treating an extensive array of disorders including but not limited to Depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Health Anxiety, Specific Phobias, Panic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Member of BACP & COSCA, awaiting the results from my BACP Accreditation and working towards Tutor Accreditation with COSCA.

Member organisations

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.

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

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
Accredited Register Scheme

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Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland

Therapies offered


£60.00 per session

Additional information

Session fees are payable prior to each session. Receipts provided on request. 

Further information

As a Psychotherapist, my primary aim is to create a safe and nurturing space where individuals can embark on a journey of self-discovery and exploration. Through my roles as a Play Therapist and CBT Psychotherapist, I approach sessions with empathy and a non-judgmental attitude, providing unwavering emotional support.

I offer you a confidential environment to navigate and reflect upon the challenges and obstacles you are facing. Together, we will delve into these difficulties, fostering a sense of safety and trust, paving the way for fresh perspectives and a deeper understanding of self.

My goal is not just to guide but to empower you, facilitating the process of self-realisation and assisting you in finding your unique solutions. By fostering this collaborative environment, I aim to support you in making meaningful choices, thereby enhancing your understanding of yourself and enabling transformative changes.

Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

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