Rhona Gough MBACP Counsellor & Supervisor
Life can bring loss, change and many challenges, and it is understandable that at times we might look for support in facing them. As a counsellor my role is to provide a safe confidential space to help you on your journey of self discovery; to enable you to examine your life and make new meaningful choices within it.
I offer short and long-term therapy from my consultant room to adults and young people (12-17yrs). I offer counselling face-to-face when COVID regulations permit and by telephone and online using zoom and skype, which enables those at a geographic distance to connect with me.
I am a Person-Centred counsellor and experienced in using Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy tools when appropriate. This is a non judgemental way of working, where I am committed to creating the right conditions to help you increase your self awareness to move towards and reach your fullest potential.
I work with people from all walks of life and backgrounds, coming to me with a diverse range of problems.
As a fully qualified counsellor I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their code of ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have 9 years experience of working as a counsellor, and 3 years as a supervisor. As well as a private practice I work for Aberdeen University within the counselling service, where I work with students and staff members, offering counselling and Psycho-Educational workshops. I have experience of counselling within a medical and hospital setting where adult clients presented with a range of issues. In addition, I also have experience setting up and overseeing a counselling service within an Aberdeen High School.
As a supervisor I work with counsellors in training, qualified counsellors working with adults, and working with young people. In supervision, I work towards creating a relationship where there is support, challenge, respect and dialogue where we can learn and discover together. I am person-centred in my approach and work mostly with person-centred and integrative supervisees.
My commitment to my work as a counsellor, supervisor, and workshop facilitator continues and I appreciate the rich diversity my practice offers.
- Certificate in supervision April 2018 - June 2019
- Diploma in Counselling, an Integrated Model, Dialogue between Person Centred/Psychodynamic Sep 2011- July 2013
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
I work from a private room located in Cults, where clients can arrange to meet with me. I also offer sessions via zoom and telephone if this fits better with peoples lifestyles. Sessions for counselling last 50 mins and supervision 60 mins.
Fee £45 per counselling session
As of May 31st I will be offering appointments on a Mon, Tue and Friday day time as well as evenings.