Roslin Macdonald, PMCOSCA, Dip & Clinical Supervisor
***Due to the restrictions of COVID-19 I am currently also providing telephone and online counselling***
I am an experienced Counsellor and a registered Practitioner Member of COSCA as well as a Clinical Supervisor registered with COSCA. I also provide personal & business Coaching. I live and work in private practice in Glasgow, City Centre and Newton Mearns.
I work one-to-one with Individuals using an 'integrative' approach which means that I use a number of different types of counselling methods to make sure that you get the help and support you need in order to make meaningful and effective changes in your life so that you feel happier, more in control and more fulfilled.
I also provide counselling and coaching to couples and individuals experiencing difficulties in their relationships. There could be a breakdown in communication, an affair, financial worries, loss of trust or just a relationship MOT needed.
Some Client Feedback
"It is amazing how quickly you can change yourself by simply talking. Seeing Ros has allowed me to find myself again, allowing me to pursue goals and dreams. I was once in a bad place however with Ros's help I have found confidence and I am now pursuing a degree as a mature student. Talking helps and I am truly grateful to the help Ros has given me"
"I saw Ros for a series of counselling appointments when I was really struggling and didn't feel like I had anyone to talk to. I really liked Ros's approach and found her to be empathetic and warm. She helped get me back on track and helped give me a different perspective on things. Even now, a couple of years down the line, I think of her advice & wisdom most days!"
"I benefited hugely from the safe, tranquil space that Roslin created. She helped me to explore my issues in a completely non-judgemental way. Her manner was always gentle, but I appreciated her challenges when necessary and this is what helped me move forward. She is completely approachable and I warmed immediately to her. Having come across many therapists in my personal and professional life Roslin stands out as someone who genuinely cares and cut right to the heart of the issues with great insight but also the humour she brought at times really helped me to relax and enjoy our sessions together. I can’t thank her enough for the space she gave me to offload and work through my issues at a time when I felt I had no one else to turn to."
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling as well as Relationship Coaching and a COSCA Practitioner and Registered Clinical Supervision. I work with both individuals and for couples. I also undertake frequent advanced professional learning. I also have PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) Registration with Disclosure Scotland. In addition to this I am also a skilled Facilitator and Trainer available to work in Glasgow and the surrounding areas.
In addition to my Counselling my previous business background included Sales, Accountancy, Relationship Management, Team Building, Mentoring and Personal Development across a number of different areas. As a result of this wider experience I am acutely aware of the pressures and stress of the commercial and corporate world as well as the impact of inter-personal relationships on our ability to perform, create and be happy.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
In addition to my Private Practice, I also work as a voluntary counsellor for an organisation based in the South Side of Glasgow.
With my extensive experience in the business sector I am also a skilled Facilitator and Trainer and can work with Groups and Individuals in Glasgow and the surrounding areas.
Details of MAC Counselling Fees are shown below:
· £50 for 60 minute session
· £60 for 90 minute session
Block of Six x 60 minutes Individual Counselling Sessions
· £270 for 6 sessions (Equivalent to 6 sessions for the price of £45)
1st Couples Counselling Session/Assessment
· £75 for 90 minutes
2nd Couples Counselling Session
· £60 for 60 minutes
· £50 for 60 minutes face to face
· £65 for 90 minutes face to face (£50 for 90 minutes if done online)
If you have genuine financial difficulty that may exclude you attending counselling or supervision, a form of sliding scale exists where fees are negotiated according to what you can comfortably afford. I want counselling to be available to everyone no matter what your financial situation is.
Concessions offered for
‘Who am I?’ What an interesting question!
Friends, colleagues and clients would say I am ‘passionately curious, highly intuitive, warm, empathic, like a dog with a bone, down to earth, inspiring, insightful, straight talking and funny’. Generous words! I on the other hand experience myself as ‘a happy, loving and intensely curious woman, passionate about people and constantly seeking knowledge, wisdom, mastery and connection’.
These two very different answers reflect that I cannot truly know who I am unless I allow myself the joy and the pain of being in relationship – irrespective of whether it is intimate, social or business in nature.
I believe that I offer my clients a unique, relaxed, empathetic yet professional relationship in order to help them to understand and accept who they are, while giving them tools and strategies to manage the many challenges that they may be facing in life.