Shelagh Dougall

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Supervisor
COSCA (Accred.), Reg. MBACP (Accred.)
Available for new clients
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Kirkliston EH29 & Dunfermline KY11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

I offer supervision sessions both at distance (via telephone or Teams) and face-to-face either in Dunfermline or Kirkliston.  I am person-centred and collegiate in my approach to supporting you with your client work. My aim is to provide you with  a space where it is safe to discuss your worries as well as celebrate successes.  As an accredited counsellor/psychotherapist, I specialise in trauma, grief, anxiety and depression but also work with anything and everything that the client presents, including addiction, relationships, sexual abuse, coercive relationships, issues at work, and so on.  I have worked in a number of different set-ups, including two primary and two secondary schools (Place2be and private practice respectively) and over many years at Safe Space in Dunfermline firstly as a 1:1 counsellor of trauma survivors and latterly as a group worker. Prior to working in counselling, I spent 20 years in business and education.  I now run my own private practice, working with children, young people, students, adults and couples.  My fee is £60 per hour, negotiable for those with no or low income.

I gained my COSCA Certificate in Supervision in 2019 and my COSCA Diploma in Supervision in 2022.

I received COSCA Accreditation in 2017 and BACP Accreditation in 2023.

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.

COSCA
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA)

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

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
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.

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
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
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Kirkliston, Edinburgh, EH29

Dunfermline, KY11

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

As a supervisor I am person-centred and collegiate in style. I aim to offer a safe place for you to discuss and reflect on your client work.

Shelagh Dougall
Shelagh Dougall