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Pg.dip Counselling/Psychotherapy MBACP

About me

Hi there my name is Susan & I am qualified person-centred counsellor/psychotherapist. I do however at times draw on other approaches, tools & techniques depending on each individual & their specific needs .

I provide a confidential, safe place that is free from judgement with the added benefit of being skilled to facilitate you to face & work through any challenges fears or difficulties that may be causing you to feel distressed or affected by.

Counselling is not neccessarily a quick fix nor may it hold all the answers, however what it can offer is the potential for change in the future which I observe every day in my practice just how effective it can be for people.

I myself have lived a colourful & eventful life & feel that my experiences positive & negative have helped shape me in becoming the empathic unique individual counsellor that I am today.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Volunteer for Samaratins:- 2008-2010
  • Cosca Counselling Skills- 2009
  • Pg diploma in Counselling/Psychotherapy- Strathclyde University:-2010-2012
  • Recognising & Understanding Sexual addictions- 2014
  • Working with men who abuse woman (Womens Aid) - 2015
  • Transition & Attatchments (Spark Training )- 2015
  • Scottish Mental Health First Aid for Young People (Spark Training)- 2016
  • Emotional Abuse & Emotional Neglect (Camhs)- 2017
  • Pods Dissociation & DID Training (Pods) 2017
  • Train The Trainer (Womens Aid) 2018
  • 'The Rewind' Technique 2019
  • Working With Risk & Suicide Ideation 2019

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a registered member of (BACP) British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists & I work in accordance with ethical framework (2018) including having regular supervision & engaging in continuous professional development.

Fees

Additional information

My fees are £45 per hourly session.

A sliding scale may be offered depending on circumstances.

When I work

I offer flexible hours with day/evening & weekend appointments. Home visits where applicable may be an option.

Further information

Alongside my private counselling I work for 2 local charities. One provides specialist help for people affected by childhood sexual abuse & rape.

The other offers counselling to support young people who are struggling with life & maybe feeling suicidal. The charity also provide bereavement counselling to parents who have lost their children through suicide.

Within my private practice I work with multiple issues that clients present with & no topic is off limit to myself no matter how embarrassing or shameful it may feel to the individual.

I am a registered member of BACP & I work in accordance with their ethical framework (2018) inclusive of having regular supervision & on going CPD.

Irvine, North Ayrshire, KA11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Key details

Easily accessible from local bus route