Rhona McLaughlin

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BSc Psych PG Dip CBP (CBT Psychotherapist) BABCP Accredited
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Greenock, PA16
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

*Now offering autism assessments - both ADOS-2 and ADI-R*

I am a fully qualified and accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, I work across all age groups and have particular expertise and experience of working with young people in a secure setting who have experienced a range of difficulties. I have addressed issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Complex Trauma, Self Harm, Psychosis, Anxiety, Low Self Esteem and Depression as well as many more. I have been working in Private practise since 2013.

I completed my undergraduate Psychology degree at The University of Aberdeen between 2002 - 2006 and started work in a secure unit for young people aged between 12 and 18 in 2007, working first in the unit setting before joining a smaller more specialised intervention team in 2009. I completed my Post Graduate Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy diploma at the University of Dundee in 2014 which is Accredited by both the NHS and the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapists.

Please see Terms and Conditions for fees etc.

Training, qualifications & experience

Undergraduate BSc Psychology degree (University of Aberdeen)

Certificate and Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Distance Learning)

Post Graduate Certificate / Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (University of Dundee) BABCP/NHS accredited

Working with Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Young Minds (adolescent mental health) – Qualified trainer

Treating Problem Behaviour - Trauma Reconciliation Intervention

Child Protection - experienced practitioner

Zero Tolerance (Sexual Exploitation)

Trauma and Attachment

Safe Talk Suicide alertness

Life Story work

Motivational Interviewing

SVQ 3 – Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)

Therapeutic Crises Intervention

Adult Resilience

Risk Assessment training for Sexual behaviour

Working with resistant and non- compliant families

Family Therapy

Bereavement in a secure setting

Relationship First Aid (mediation)

Sleep and Insomnia

Accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Other areas of counselling I deal with

please have a look at my Facebook page CBTInverclyde for more reviews and for some helpful hints and tips.


£60.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

Terms and Conditions of treatment:

All sessions are charged at £60 1:1 or £70 for couples, however are subject to review and can be discussed dependant on a client’s circumstances. Should you require a report or letter it will be charged at the same rate i.e. if the report takes two sessions to write you will be charged £110, this will be agreed prior to writing.

Appointments will last from 45 – 60 minutes, however longer appointments can be arranged should therapist/client think it necessary and charged accordingly. If you are late for appointment we will not be able to run over but instead the appointment time will be reduced. You will still be charged at the full rate.

Payment is accepted through card, cash or bank transfer and will be required at the end of each session.

Cancellations may be made up to 24 Hours before the appointment. Appointments cancelled after this time will be charged in full.

When I work

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Please note my diary is now full until March 2023, please still make contact and I will book you in thereafter or I can offer advice on your current situation. Thanks.

Further information

I have been asked to join the vulnerable young women's board in Scotland, this board is extremely influential in how we address the needs of vulnerable young women throughout Scotland. As part of this role I am working with the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice in creating a cross country training initiative for all individuals coming in to contact with vulnerable girls and young women. This will be rolled out to everyone form Children's panel members to Police Scotland, residential and Social workers.


Having struggled with anxiety for years now I contacted Rhona thinking there was no way I would beat this. I couldn’t be more wrong! Rhona straight away made me feel at ease. She is very approachable, genuinely interested in you and works tirelessly to support you. She inspired me to challenge myself with her fantastic attitude to life and her commitment to what she does. She has a brilliant personality that helps put a smile on your face when you are down and reassure you that the only way is forward. I have thoroughly enjoyed my sessions with Rhona. She has challenged me, made me laugh, cry and taught me to enjoy my life again. I have been armed with the tools I need and I have successfully overcome my anxiety. Truth is, it is impossible not to succeed with Rhona. I cannot thank Rhona enough for the help and support she has given me and would recommend her to anybody.

Having recently been a patient of CBT Inverclyde, I cannot recommend it highly enough. I wish I'd had access to this years ago! I did try counselling for a short time years ago but didn't feel that was for me. At CBT it's interactive and proactive. Rhona instantly puts you at ease and is brilliant at her job. I will keep in touch with her as she has helped change my life and given me the tools for a happy life!!

Greenock, PA16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme


Rhona McLaughlin
Rhona McLaughlin