*I am presently offering counselling sessions via Skype and telephone*
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and a member of COSCA who are Scotland's governing body for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) explores the relationship between what we think, how we behave and how we feel.
CBT is recommended as the first choice psychological treatment by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence who are responsible for giving national guidance in the UK on the promotion of good health. The guidance is developed using the expertise of the NHS.
I provide a confidential safe space for people to explore the issues and problems they bring to therapy. Working collaboratively, we will determine the most effective solutions to take you forward toward your goals and allow you to live a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation before therapy begins.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling (CBT) and Groupwork
COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate
Certificate in Scotland's Mental Health First Aid Course
Training in The Rewind Technique for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
My experience includes, but is not exhaustive, to working with:
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
Standard Fee of £30 per session.
I work from The Centre of Therapy in Glasgow Charing Cross area.
Appointments also available in ML5 and ML6 postcode areas.
As a member of COSCA I adhere to their standards of conduct, performance and ethics, including attending monthly supervision and taking responsibility for ongoing continued professional development.