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The Spark Counselling (West)

Paisley PA1 & Irvine KA12
0808 802 0050 0808 802 0050
Paisley PA1 & Irvine KA12

About us

The Spark Counselling is a COSCA approved counselling provider offering couple counselling, marriage counselling, individual counselling and family counselling. From our locations in Paisley and Irvine, counselling sessions with are available for face-to-face, telephone 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 Paisley and Irvine we provide counselling services Scotland-wide with centres in Aberdeen, Dundee, Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow, Inverclyde, Kilmarnock, Livingston, Paisley & 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).

Member organisations *

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

COSCA

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

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Affairs and betrayals
Blended families
Conflict resolution
Domestic violence
Family issues
Family breakup
Financial stressors
Ill-health
Infidelity
Loss
New baby
Physical abuse
Parenting abuse
Pornography
Transitional phases

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

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.

Woodlands Centre,
16 Kilwinning Road
Irvine
KA12 8RU

The Wynd Centre,
6 School Wynd
Paisley
PA1 2DB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Counselling enquiries: Mon-Thu: 09:00 - 21:00; Fri: 09:00 - 15:00; Sat - Sun: closed

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations

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The Spark Counselling (West)

The Spark Counselling (West)