Stephanie McKenzie - Counsellor & Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT)
Hello and welcome. I am a fully qualified Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Through my Counselling and Psychotherapy work, I am able to help my clients to overcome a variety of mental and emotional health conditions, including anxiety, depression, anger issues, low self-esteem, trauma and addiction issues to name a few.
Many clients have come to me feeling anxious, unmotivated, worthless and generally feeling like they are just not good enough. Using a flexible and intuitive led approach, I have effectively helped these clients to move forward and find joy and flourish in their lives.
In our therapy sessions, we will work together in the here and now, to work through your presenting current issues. As your Therapist, I can help you to notice any patterns in thinking or behaviours, which might be keeping problems going, and can offer information about different CBT techniques (strategies and tools) which could help.
If you would like to learn more about what CBT is and how it can help you, then please visit my website here.
Please contact me on 07731 440200 or click here to send me an email to book in a for a FREE initial 10-minute chat where you can ask me questions to help you decide if you want to book a session.
Sessions are currently online via Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp Audio, or by telephone.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Training, qualifications & experience
- 2 Year SCOTACS Diploma in Counselling and Group work a Cognitive Behavioural Approach
- Harnessing the Power of Emotion in Couples Therapy PESI UK
- UK Suicide Prevention Summit 10 webinar sessions Mental Health Academy
- Older Women and Alcohol Training by TCA and Dundee City Council.
- GDPR Training at TCA Perth.
- ACEs to Assets: Fostering Resilience in a Stressed Culture Conference with Dr. Gabor Mate.
- BA Graduate in Community Education
- PDA Professional Teaching qualification (ongoing)
- ASSIST Suicide Prevention Training, Falkirk Council
- Mental Health First Aid Course, Falkirk Council
- Member of COSRT - College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
I have 23 years of professional experience in a wide variety of Youth Support and Community roles. I have a proven track record of delivering expert advice and support to a range of vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
The initial 10-minute call is completely FREE, after which if you would like to go ahead and book a session I charge between £40 - £60 per 1-hour session.
Please call or text me on 07731 440200 or click here to send me an email.
Concessions offered for
"Stephanie has helped me overcome my anxiety and fear of going outside by giving me helpful tools and techniques so I can cope with my intense feelings of anxiety. During the most challenging parts of my recovery, she was always willing to email me advice which helped me get back on track again. I would recommend Stephanie's CBT to anyone who is struggling with their anxiety because she's been a great help in my recovery."
"I needed help immediately due to personal issues and problems out of my control which led me to a very dark and horrible place. Without Stephanie's support, I feel I would never have gotten through what must be the worst 3 months of my life. Not only is Stephanie professional in what she does, helping learn tools to get through a horrible situation, allowing me to not make the same mistakes again and when at times I hit rock bottom and felt worthless, she would also pick me up and boost my confidence."
"I have been having sessions with Stephanie for four months and I cannot highly recommend her enough. I really appreciate that her approach is very versatile and I feel like we can switch between techniques based on what I need. She is incredibly intuitive and after just the first initial session she was able to come forward with ideas, advice, and a strategy that I knew was the right one for me. I also feel that with every session, every homework, every exercise I take a step forward; that I am constantly progressing, which is important to my motivation. Making changes in your life is hard and I am just really thankful to have met someone as supportive and skilled as Stephanie, to guide me through it."