Sian Parfitt - Pg. Diploma in CBT & Groupwork
I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor who specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I provide a warm, safe place where you can talk confidentially without being judged. I will work collaboratively with you to help you find the best solutions for your problems. You are the expert in your own life, so I am not going give you advice or tell you what to do, rather we will work together to create a treatment plan that works for you and your needs.
I specialise in treating anxiety disorders, depression and trauma but also offer support for other problems and difficulties including low self-esteem, relationship issues and sleep disorders.
How CBT Works
CBT is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and behaviours are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle. CBT aims to help you deal with your problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. I will show you how to change negative patterns to improve the way you feel. Together we will look for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis.
What to do next
You might be feeling nervous or anxious about going for counselling, but don’t let that stop you from seeking the support you deserve. I am here to help and am happy to answer any questions you might have. If you would like to enquire about booking an appointment or have any queries, please contact me via email or phone.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Groupwork (COSCA Validated, Credit Rated by SQA at SCQF Level 11)
- COSCA Counselling Skills
- First Aid at work & Automatic External Defibrillator
- Introduction to counselling
- Mental Health First Aid
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapist - Safe Place Counselling (Private Practice)
- Counsellor - Crisis Counselling Erskine
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
I charge £30 for the initial consultation with no obligation for further sessions.
If you decide to continue with therapy it is £45 per session.
I offer concessions for students, over 65's and the unemployed.
A standard counselling session is 50 minutes long.
Concessions offered for
Onsite parking available