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Sharon McAulay MBACP

Johnstone, Renfrewshire, PA10 2JE
07902626179 07902626179
Johnstone, Renfrewshire, PA10 2JE

About me

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor who mainly utilises the person-centred approach. I have worked in the fields of mental health and addictions for 22 years and have an academic background in Psychology.

I see clients privately in the village of Kilbarchan and I also manage an award winning community project and charity in Paisley (STAR Project) offering a variety of therapeutic group-work, individual support, befriending and counselling.

I can work with individuals on a short or longer term basis and have experience with a wide range of issues including: depression, low self-esteem, anxiety and stress, bereavement, relationship and family problems, anger management, loss of confidence, abuse (childhood and gender based), self harm and work related issues. I aim to foster a relaxed and sensitive environment where you will be listened to with respect and acceptance.

I can offer daytime and some early evening appointments in Kilbarchan where there is ample free parking as well as a comfortable waiting area. I am a registered member with BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their ethical framework.

Training, qualifications & experience

PG Diploma Counselling - University of Strathclyde

BSc (hons) Psychology - The Open University

Attachment Based Interviewing - Aberlour

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy level 2 - Dr Dan Hughes

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy level 1 - Dr Dan Hughes

Counselling Problem Gamblers Advanced (GamCare)

Counselling Skills in Bereavement & Loss (30 hrs) - The Sanctuary

Counselling Problem Gamblers (GamCare)

Addictions, Drugs and Alcohol - UWS

Counselling skills 1 & 2 - addictions - RCA Trust

Motivational Interviewing - Glasgow Homeless Network    
Volunteer Counselling Training - Solution Focused Therapy - RAMH

Mindfulness for stress reduction - Mindfulness Scotland

Sandtray Therapy - Wellsprings - Harrogate

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

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Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


I offer an initial free 30 - 40 minute session to allow us the opportunity to meet up and discuss your needs. There is no obligation for you to continue attending should you not feel comfortable in doing so. It is important to me that you find the right counsellor.

The cost of each session is £40 for individuals. Missed appointments and those cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be subject to paying the full session fee.

Kilbarchan Chiropody & Therapies
10 Steeple Street
PA10 2JE

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Currently only have very limited availability

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Sharon McAulay MBACP

Sharon McAulay MBACP