Sistō Counselling & Psychotherapy Services

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Glasgow, G2 6HJ
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About us

At the moment, because of high demand, therapy is temporarily being offered via video conferencing (Zoom, Skype, or VSee).

Our world can be challenging, frightening, overwhelming, complex, and hard to navigate, so it is not surprising that sometimes we do not feel OK. Therapy is one of the most important and empowering gifts we can give ourselves, as everyday mental and emotional maintenance is an essential part of not just surviving, but thriving.

We offer individual therapy for anyone aiming to better understand and manage their personal or work life, relationships, emotions, behavioural problems, stress, anxiety, and depression.

We offer couples therapy for partnered individuals experiencing conflict, communication issues, sexual and intimacy problems, or other relationship distress.

We also offer therapy for family members (parent and teen or adult child relationships, teen or adult sibling relationships etc.) or for friends who are experiencing conflict, communication issues, or other relationship distress or breakdown.

We can provide you with a confidential and objective sounding board, and work with you to create personalised, practical, goal-based strategies, support, and insight, using evidence-based therapies based on up-to-date psychological research.

Whether you are hoping to increase wellbeing, or to reduce more distressing mental health symptoms, there is a safe space for you to explore these here. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Sisto has over 36 years of experience within therapeutic, communication-based, and relational work. This ranges from psychotherapy, counselling, clinical supervision, training, tutoring, facilitation, coaching, mentoring, conflict management, mediation, dispute resolution, negotiation and representation. This covers a variety of settings, from the community and hospital environments, to organisational and workplace environments and, of course, the more traditional and conventional counselling and psychotherapy settings.

Sisto therapists have undergone rigorous training and certification, are fully accredited, possess extensive experience in providing individual, couples, and group psychotherapy, and can offer a diverse range of skills, tools, therapeutic techniques, and modalities to provide you with comprehensive and effective therapeutic support which can be tailored to meet your specific needs.

Areas of expertise include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), including specialized approaches such as CBT-E for eating disorders, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT), and CBT-I for sleep disorders.  Additionally, we are skilled in Single Session Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness techniques.

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Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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COSCA
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA)

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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

Sisto works with clients experiencing institutional and organisational abuse and trauma, e.g. within schools, boarding schools, armed forces/naval settings, mental health facilities, psychiatric settings, hospital settings (acute hospital or in-patient), high demand religions, religious organisations, foster homes, adoption/pre-adoption settings, group homes, care homes, cults etc.

Maltreatment and abuse of power can range from neglect, to physical, emotional and sexual abuse and torture, as well as trauma from long-term ABA or behaviour modification.

Types of abuse can be overt, covert, institutionalised bigotry, program-related or systems-related, and can cover discriminatory abuse, financial abuse, neglect, verbal abuse, physical abuse, psychological abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse.

Sisto also has a particular interest in the neurodiversity paradigm, and embraces a social justice movement which pushes for a shift away from the default dominant neurotypical pathologizing of mental, developmental and cognitive differences experienced within and by the neurodivergent community, and recognises the significant traumas suffered by neurodiverse individuals as a result of attempts to "treat" or "cure" their natural diversity.    

Fees

£75.00 - £120.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

Pay by Bank Transfer or Cash.

Accepted Insurance Plans: Aviva, VitalityHealth. Please check your Health Insurance coverage before arranging your first visit or session.

When we work

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Further information

For too long, therapy centres have been sterile, unwelcoming, clinical environments, adding to the stigma surrounding mental health care. Sisto has challenged that environment and approach by shifting the dialogue from "what is wrong with you" to "what has happened to you", and recognises the centrality of the complex range of life experiences in the emergence of mental distress, and the wider impact of social and relational circumstances, including trauma. Sisto's mission is to transform and modernise mental health culture by supporting committed individuals and couples to feel better, live authentically, and reach their full potential.

Sistō Counselling & Psychotherapy Services, Suite 409, Baltic Chambers, 50 Wellington Street, Glasgow, G2 6HJ

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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PVG Scheme

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms

Skype
VSee
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

Sisto provides clinical supervision to trainees, experienced Counsellors / Therapists & Supervisors. Supervision modalities include CBT & Integrative.

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Sistō Counselling & Psychotherapy Services
Sistō Counselling & Psychotherapy Services