Dr Rachel M Allan

Dr Rachel M Allan

Lanarkshire
South Lanarkshire
G73

East Kilbride
Lanarkshire
South Lanarkshire
G74

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Lanarkshire
South Lanarkshire
G73

East Kilbride
Lanarkshire
South Lanarkshire
G74

About me

Hello and welcome. I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, and qualified counsellor, with over twelve years' experience as a therapist working with individuals and couples. I am also a BPS RAPPS-listed supervisor, and provide supervision for Practitioner Psychologists, Trainee Psychologists and Counsellors. The title Chartered Psychologist is legally recognised and reflects the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise.

What to expect

As a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, I am able to draw on a number of different therapeutic approaches to provide an intervention that suits you and supports you to meet your goals. I provide a safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore your difficulties. I will work with you to come up with a treatment plan, unique to you, that meets your needs and helps you move forward in your life.

After you make contact with me, we can arrange a first assessment session together. My therapy room is a comfortable and relaxed space where I hope you will feel at ease (photos below).

When we meet for the first time, we will spend some time looking at your difficulties, and I will assess what approach is likely to be suitable for you at that time. From there, we will decide together how to proceed.

Why a Counselling Psychologist?

Counselling Psychology is a branch of Professional Psychology which specialises in providing effective, evidence-based psychological interventions, specific to you, in a compassionate and sensitive way. When working with a Counselling Psychologist, the work will follow your lead, and aim to empower you to reach your goals, and to thrive. A Counselling Psychologist will be themselves with you, and meet you in a warm, human and professional way. This includes recognising the uniqueness of your difficulties and circumstances without ever seeking to diagnose or tell you there is something 'wrong' with you. As a Counselling Psychologist, my professional values include promoting hope, meaning, understanding, growth and, most of all, recovery.

A bit about me

I have worked as a Counselling Psychologist in the NHS and in private practice for a number of years. I am experienced in helping clients who are struggling with a range of difficulties, including depression and feeling sad, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, phobias, OCD, relationship issues, low self-esteem, family issues, and PTSD. I specialise in helping clients move forward from traumatic events (recent or historic) using effective, evidence-based approaches.

I have worked extensively with people living with various long-term effects of childhood adversity and trauma. I am trained and experienced in delivering Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is an innovative and effective clinical treatment for difficulties arising from traumatic events. I would be pleased to provide further information on this approach when we meet, and to consider whether this approach might be suitable for you. I welcome clients from all backgrounds.

I have completed extensive training in supervision and am particularly interested in working with colleagues who are working towards qualification or professional accreditation. I enjoy providing individual supervision to qualified Psychologists working in various settings, and working with small supervision groups.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, trained in Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I have also completed training in EMDR.

Prior to my doctorate in Counselling Psychology, I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling.

Over the last ten years, I have worked in a number of services, including specialist services for psychosis, and for survivors of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse.

I have completed a number of training courses in supervision. I am Registered with the BPS Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors, which is designed to recognise psychologists with special expertise in supervision.

Qualifications:
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (Glasgow Caledonian University, 2010)
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (University of Strathclyde, 2007)
MA Honours (First Class) Psychology (University of Glasgow, 2006)

Professional Registration:
HCPC Practitioner Psychologist
BPS Chartered Member
BPS RAPPS Registered

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

HCPC

Photos & videos

  • Dr Rachel M Allan image 1
  • Dr Rachel M Allan image 2
  • Welcome
  • Therapy Room
  • BPS Chartered Psychologist
  • HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist

Further information

I am happy to provide therapy over the phone or via Skype.

Face-to-face appointments available in G73 location easily accessible from Glasgow, East Kilbride, Hamilton, and other surrounding areas.

Maps & Directions

Lanarkshire, G73
Lanarkshire, G74

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Adults
Couples

Supervision & training

Hello and welcome.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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