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About us

We are currently using video conferencing (via Zoom, Skype, or VSee) to protect you, & to keep everyone safer during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 greatest gifts we can give ourselves, as everyday mental and emotional maintenance is an essential part of not just surviving, but thriving.

Sisto offers Individual Therapy for anyone aiming to better understand and manage their personal or work life, relationships, emotions, behavioural problems, stress, anxiety, and depression.

Sisto also offers Couples Therapy for partnered individuals experiencing conflict, communication issues, sexual and intimacy problems, or other relationship distress.

Sisto will offer you a confidential and objective sounding board, and work with you to provide 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 severe mental health symptoms, there is a safe space for you 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 Counselling & Psychotherapy Services is fully trained, qualified, accredited, and experienced in Individual, Couples, and Group therapy, and is able to offer a variety of therapy modalities, such as CBT, CBT-E (for eating disorders), CBT-I (for sleep disorders), TF-CBT (for trauma), EMDR, Single Session Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, and Mindfulness.   

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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COSCA

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (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.

Areas of counselling we deal with

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), 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, institionalised 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 the social justice movement which pushes for a shift away from the default and dominant neurotypical pathologizing of mental, developmental and cognitive differences within 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

From £60.00 to £175.00

Concessions offered for

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

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

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

Online platforms

Skype
VSee
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

Sisto provides clinical supervision to trainees, as well as experienced counsellors and therapists. Supervision modalities include CBT & Integrative.

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Sistō Counselling & Psychotherapy Services

Sistō Counselling & Psychotherapy Services