Alison Gallacher

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Supervisor
COSCA Accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Glasgow G46 & G74
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

Who I am:

I am an Accredited Counsellor with COSCA and work within the COSCA’s ethical framework. I have undergone training in supervision and have been awarded the COSCA Counselling Supervision Certificate.

I run my own private practice in the southside of Glasgow. I rent offices at Spiersbridge House in Thornliebank G46 and Jacobean House, The Village in East Kilbride G74 4LY

I am trained in Integrative Counselling using Person-Centred, CBT and Psychodynamic approaches. I am comfortable working with supervisees from other theoretical backgrounds and approaches.  I have experience of working with individuals and with couples. I have been working in the Scottish Prison Service for the past 7 years.  I am a trainer and run workshops to help other counsellors. I run workshops and offer one to one sessions for those seeking advice on building their private practice.

I offer clinical supervision in a safe, relaxed space for you to reflect on your work and your therapy. I bring patience, humour, honesty, and a non-judgemental attitude to our supervision relationship. I will encourage and support you to reflect on personal and professional issues that are influencing your practice. I provide space in our sessions for you to explore feelings that are difficult or uncomfortable; or those that make you unsure of what is going on in your sessions. 

I will encourage you to consider your self-care so that you can be there to help your clients.  

My aim is to help you to grow as a therapist, keep professional boundaries and work to a professional standard.  As the supervision relationship is so important to your work, I would be happy to meet with prospective supervisees for an initial meeting to have a chat and get a feel for how we might work together.

Online and/or Face-to-Face work: I can support your client work whether it is online or face-to-face counselling that you offer. It is important that we understand the different psychological processes that affect our clients by the way we work.

Group Supervision: I am currently running group supervision on the first Wednesday evening of every month. We meet in my East Kilbride office. The purpose of this group is to provide a safe and supportive space for counsellors to discuss their client work and meet with other counsellors. You are very welcome to join this friendly group of counsellors. Please contact me for further details.

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
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Spiersbridge Business Park, Thornliebank, Glasgow, G46 8NG

Unit 8, Jacobean House, 1a Glebe Street The Village, Glasgow, South Lanarkshire, G74 4LY

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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There is a lift in both the Jacobean House in East Kilbride and in Spiersbridge House in Thornliebank

Online platforms

Zoom

Type of session

In person
Online

As a supervisor, I offer a safe space for counsellors to reflect on and explore their client work. I I also run a peer supervision group once a month.

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Alison Gallacher
Alison Gallacher