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Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G20
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 13th June 2022

About me

I provide person-centred counselling to individuals of any age, gender, sexuality, ethnic culture, class, religion or social background.  I am as happy listening to people who come with an immediate crisis as with people who know they would like to explore subtle or long-standing issues. 

My starting point is respect for each person who comes to counselling: you are the expert on your own life, and you already have everything you need to enable your growth and healing process whatever the outward circumstances.  How well we work together will depend upon your needs and wishes and how they fit with what I am able to provide through experience and ability. 

I prefer to meet in person but I will meet online via Zoom, Skype or FaceTime when necessary (or if it's not practical to meet in person).

If we have previously worked together at any time in the past, text or email me and we can set up an appointment.

Appointments generally last an hour or another duration you prefer.

We can meet weekly, fortnightly, or more or less often, depending on your preference, although I find it is best if we have 3 or 4 weekly sessions to start with.

Originally from London, I have been living in Glasgow for 30 years.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificates in Counselling Skills (1993) and Counselling Theory (1994)

University of Strathclyde Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills (2009) and Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (2011)

Centre for Meditative Listening Certificate in Meditative Listening (2017)

British Focusing Association Certificate of Focusing Skills (2017)

COSCA Counselling Supervision Certificate (2017)

COSCA Introduction to Group Counselling Skills (2018)

Centre for Meditative Listening Advanced Training: Practitioner of Meditative Listening (2019)

The British Focusing Association Focusing Teacher certification (2019)

I worked as a volunteer counsellor at the Tom Allan Centre in Glasgow 2010-2020 and have also been working independently since 2014.

I am qualified to teach experiential focusing and listening to individuals and groups.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Any type of life challenge

Creative blocks

Family relationship problems

Inner child or younger you

Lack of motivation

Life transitions

Perfectionism

Personal growth

Problems that have no name or are hard to identify

This list is not exhaustive: I listen to you as a person, not a collection of issues

Fees

Up to £45.00

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Fees are based on affordability up to the standard hourly rate (for those who can afford it) £45.  We agree a rate that feels right for you at the first session. I have a limited number of no-cost places available that are all taken at present.

When I work

Please text or email me and we can figure out an arrangement.  I am not available on Wednesdays, Tuesday or Thursday evenings, or Sundays; all other times may be possible, each week varies.

Further information

I prefer to be contacted in writing.  Please email and I will get back to you as soon as I can.  For initial enquiries I aim to get back to you within 24 hours but, due to the secure email service I am using, it may be a little longer - but certainly within 48 hours.

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G20

Type of session

In person
Online
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Premises accessed via a flight of 9 stone steps and one sturdy but not very effective handrail.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Whatsapp

Supervision

In person
Online

I have provided supervision to groups and individuals since 2015.

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Sue Kelly

Sue Kelly