My Practice is grounded in Person Centred Therapy (PCT) which means that you the client are at the centre of every session. No matter what you choose to share about, the session is yours. I provide a comfortable, safe and confidential environment where you can share your beliefs, thoughts and feelings. You can share your own experiences and personal difficulties and work-out the best solutions for you. I believe in every client's potential to discover their own truth, and to realise their own potential. I believe that you are important, you are valuable and that the time you invest with me will be time well spent.
I have experience of working with people who have had single and multiple issues; with themselves and with others. My work has facilitated an internal shift within my clients, they have gone from 'knowing' to 'believing'... in themselves and in others. No matter what their issues have been, my work with them has enabled them to take ownership of their lives, feel empowered and become more congruent; their thoughts, feelings and words now match their actions.
My Practice is fully insured, I work within the COSCA Code of Ethics and I attend regular supervision sessions with my Supervisor.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working and supporting others, in a variety of roles, for over 20 years, to address their concerns, issues, fears and to find a better way of living. I have built my practice over the years, completing COSCA's Certificate in Counselling Skills, obtaining a Diploma in PCT from Interface Training Ltd, obtaining a Certificate in Schema Therapy from ACT Counselling and Training Services and continually attending additional training and CPD events. I have experience of working across a range of issues, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem along with extensive experience working with Addiction: alcoholism, gambling, narcotics, gaming, eating, shopping and exercising.
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
£48 p/h per session
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Client testimonial: -
Working with Stephen has been eye-opening to say the least. I was wary about opening up to a stranger about my past and talking about the harms that had been done to me. To my surprise I felt at ease very quickly and no matter what I shared I never felt judged by Stephen.