Vera Boyd Cog-Behave Associates Dip CBT PMCOSCA

Vera Boyd  Cog-Behave Associates  Dip CBT PMCOSCA

North Lanarkshire

134 Douglas Street

0776 586 0070

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North Lanarkshire

134 Douglas Street

0776 586 0070

About me

I am passionate about working in my chosen field and I am confident that I can help you to get your life back on track whatever the issue.

I have 12 years experience as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist and am a member of two professional bodies, COSCA and BABCP. I adhere strictly to my governing bodies code of practice and ethics to provide you with a first class service.

I specialise in treating anxiety disorders and have a proven track record of success in this area. 97% of my clients experience relief of their symptoms within 6 weeks of commencing therapy.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is effective in treating anxiety and depressive disorders and this is borne out by research. 

I am also an accredited alcohol counsellor and have worked in this field for over 12yrs, I will be happy to work with you whether your goal is abstinence or cutting down and there will be the opportunity for you to explore why you are drinking or using drugs to excess.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have 12 Yrs experience in the counselling field, having worked for the Majority of my career in the voluntary sector, providing one to one counselling and support for NHS funded projects. I specialise in the treatment of anxiety disorders, such as panic, general anxiety disorder,OCD, and PTSD. I also treat low mood and depression. I Provide clinical supervision to student therapists at Glasgow Cognitive Therapy Center and am fully self employed and insured. I receive monthly supervision for my practice from a BABCP accredited psychotherapist.


I am also an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist providing therapeutic support to the charity’s members and partner beneficiaries. I am subject to Anxiety UK’s regular monitoring of my professional qualifications, supervision, continual professional development, insurance and professional body membership in addition to complying with the ethical framework and professional standards set down by my registered governing body. 
Full details of the Anxiety UK Approved Therapist scheme can be found here - Details about becoming a member of Anxiety UK to be able to access therapy via the charity can be found here .

COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills studied at Glasgow Caledonian University.
Alcohol Counsellor Accreditation studied at Glasgow Council on Alcohol.
COSCA Validated Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Interventions studied at
The Glasgow Cognitive Therapy Centre.
COSCA Validated Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy studied at
The Glasgow Cognitive Therapy Centre.
COSCA Certificate in Counselling Supervision studied at the Glasgow Cognitive Therapy Centre.

Anxiety Disorders
Depression and Low Mood
Self-Harm & Suicide
Advanced Alcohol Training
Motivational Interviewing
Alcohol Brief Interventions
Loss & Bereavement
Continued Professional Development of 30Hrs Yearly

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

LGBT Community Welcome.


It is important that you are comfortable with your therapist, to help you decide I offer the initial appointment at a reduced rate of £25 for a 40 minute session,I also offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation which gives you the opportunity to have a chat and find out if my approach is the right one for you. Reduced fees are available through Anxiety UK details on how to apply are at

£40.00 Per Session in the Coatbridge Venue.
£45.00 Per Session in the Glasgow City Centre Venue.£30.00 per Session via Skype or Telephone.

I offer a student discount and reduced fees for workers in the 3rd sector subject to proof of status.
All sessions are of 50 Minutes duration.

Maps & Directions

Coatbridge, ML5
Glasgow, G2

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday-Friday 9am till 7.30pm

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a qualified clinical supervisor obtaining my COSCA certificate in counselling supervision in March 2016.

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