Stephanie McKenzie

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Counsellor and Psychotherapist specialising in CBT
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Stirling FK9 & Perth PH2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, my name is Stephanie of Sparc-CBT, and I am a fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

How my Counselling can help

Through my Counselling and Psychotherapy work, I am able to help my clients with various mental and emotional health conditions, including anxiety, depression, anger issues, low self-esteem, trauma and addiction issues. Please see the full list below.

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.

What to expect in your sessions

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.

Get in touch

Please contact me on 07731 440200 or click here to send me an email to book in for a Free initial 15-minute chat where you can ask me questions to help you decide if you want to book a session.

Sessions are currently online via Teams, FaceTime, WhatsApp Video/Audio, or by telephone.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling, Counselling Tutor
  • 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

I have 25 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.

Member organisations

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.

Accredited register membership

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
Accredited Register Scheme

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Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland

Areas of counselling I deal with

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Fees

£50.00 - £70.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

The initial 15-minute call is completely FREE, after which if you would like to go ahead and book a session I charge between £50 - £70 per 1-hour session.

Please call or text me on 07731 440200 or click here to send me an email.

When I work

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I am available from mid morning to late afternoons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

I offer a choice of online appointments via Teams, FaceTime, WhatsApp Video, or telephone.

Further information

Recent Client Testimonials

"I have been working with Stephanie for just over a year now. I don't know how my last year would have been without her. The weekly support, help, tools and nurturing I feel at points have kept me alive. Each and every challenge I have faced and feeling very alone Stephanie has given so much to me as a person. Her ethos and outlooks on life I find beautiful and with her comes much peace. My life is enriched by finding her and has gotten me through some extremely dark times. Although my work is not over I feel her CBT practice suits me and I immensely trust her which is hard for me to do as a person. I can't thank her enough for the person I am becoming as I leave the past in the past. Beautiful woman!"

"After being diagnosed with a chronic health condition I decided to reach out to Stephanie for support. Over the past few months her depth of understanding in the field of behavioural therapy has allowed me to shift my focus from one of negative to positive thinking. This has involved helping me to challenge and subsequently reverse thought patterns built from an early age many of which I now realise were based on fear and  resentment. Thanks to Stephanie I’m now at the stage where I can set my future life goals free from the baggage of the past. "

"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."

"Stephanie has created an environment where I can discuss difficult areas of my life in a comfortable and positive way. CBT or counselling in general is very personal and specific to each person. Throughout my two separate periods of CBT sessions with Stephanie she has adapted her approach and created a personal and efficient space to discuss and work through these previous issues. This safe, caring and adaptable space has allowed me to grow as a person and work on techniques to handle these difficult periods of mental health. Although seeking help is initially difficult, the second time I realised I needed this help was easier and I think this is due to the comfortable space she has created. I have and will continue to recommend Stephanie's CBT service. Alongside the techniques discussed, Stephanie as an individual is incredibly helpful as she provides an unbiased and beneficial perspective which is rare to find."

Perth, Perth And Kinross, PH2

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
FaceTime
Microsoft Teams

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