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.

What to expect

As a 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

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  • Welcome
  • Therapy Room
  • BPS Chartered Psychologist
  • HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist

Fees

Therapy
From £100 per hour for individuals
From £120 per hour for couples

Supervision
From £80 per hour for qualified colleagues
From £60 per hour for colleagues currently in training

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

Types of client

Adults
Couples

Supervision & training

Hello and welcome.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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