The Spark Counselling
72 Waterloo Street
3 Rutland Square
0808 802 0050
The Spark Counselling is a COSCA approved counselling provider offering couple counselling, marriage counselling, individual counselling and family counselling. Counselling sessions with The Spark are available for face-to-face counselling, telephone counselling and online counselling. All of our counsellors are members of one or more of the following: COSCA, BACP, AFT or OTI (Online Therapy Institute).
With over 50 years experience The Spark are specialists in relationship counselling for couples and families.
Located in Glasgow and Edinburgh we provide counselling services Scotland-wide with centres in Aberdeen, Dundee, Dunfermline, Falkirk, Inverclyde, Irvine, Kilmarnock, Livingston, Paisley and Stirling.
Training, qualifications & experience
All counsellors at The Spark are trained to Diploma level and it is university accredited. The ethos of the organisation is lifelong learning and so it is expected that our Counsellors training will continue throughout their work as a counsellor. They must complete a minimum of 18 hours continuous professional development (CPD) per year and receive regular supervision in line with the code of ethics for good practice.
It is expected that their development as a practitioner will continue to MSc level, which is the new entry level for couple therapy within The Spark. Some of our counsellors having achieved the MSc will continue their striving to achieve a Doctorate. All The Spark counsellors are members of one or more of the following: COSCA, BACP or AFT, with some also registered with Online Therapy Institute (OTI).
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Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling we deal with
Affairs and betrayals
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytic therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
- Ongoing - COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills course (2018/19)
- Ongoing - Advanced diploma in supervision
- Ongoing - COSCA counselling skills course
- Ongoing - COSCA certificate in counselling skills course
- 21/08/18 - Scottish Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA)
The Spark aims to make counselling as affordable as possible and financial issues are not a barrier to investing in short term marriage, couples or individual counselling therapy. There is a small registration fee that is deducted from the cost of counselling.
Contact The Spark to discuss your requirements as we always aim to work with clients to find solutions that enable access to our counselling services.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Counselling enquiries: Mon-Wed: 9am - 9pm Thurs: 9am - 8pm Fri: 9am - 3pm Sat - Sun: closed
Types of client