Holistic Therapy & Personal Development Services
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Qualified to real standards
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Dedicated to Ongoing development
Adhering to codes of ethics
Involved in training provision
Therapists with Supervision access
First established 1993
Welcome to Scotland's Premier Therapy and Holistic Personal Development Site'Therapeutic care & Personal Development - The solution to your problems is in you'
Solution Focused Psychotherapy and counselling in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
We are complementary health practitioners, not alternative health practitioners. This means that we work WITH the medical profession. If you have an illness or injury, or if you are going to embark on a new diet, fitness plan or if you have any uninvestigated symptoms, you must consult your medical doctor.
Psychotherapy & Counselling in Edinburgh and GlasgowStuart is a psychotherapist and counsellor. Denise is a counsellor. Both therapists have other areas of competence including coaching.
Both therapists provide general counselling as well as their specialist areas.
Stuart provides integrative psychotherapy, drawing on the wide range of methods he has studied since beginning professional practice in 1993. These are discussed below. Stuart specialises in anger, bipolar and depression management.
Denise is a holistic counsellor who specialises in combining counselling skills and coaching to work with female issues, moving on from abuse and moving on from offending. She is also a complementary therapist who uses Reiki and other similar energy techniques, and crystal therapy.
Solution focused psychotherapy is results and outcome based, but is often guided by theory and thinking from subjects including Eastern Medicine, Philosophy, Theology, Social Policy, Health Education and Psychology. Eastern models include Taoist healing methods and eastern Zen & Buddhist models including Morita, Naikan and Buddhist Object Relation Theory and Mindfulness. Meditation, Qi Gong and Reiki are also employed. Stuart and Denise have completed a range of training courses and qualification courses in these topics and are committed to further University study of these topics in order to inform and develop professional practice.
We support the coming voluntary regulation of psychotherapy and counselling. Stuart is a CNHC registered hypnotherapist (voluntary regulation of hypnotherapy. Denise is a CCC registered counsellor, and Stuart is a NACHP (National Association of Counsellors, Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists) and NCP (National Council of Psychotherapists) fully registered and accredited Psychotherapist.
Some areas of psychological therapy and empowerment - background information
Cognitive Behavioural Training / Therapy / Coaching
CBT or CBC is referred to by different therapists as either Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or Cognitive Behavioural Training / Coaching. The difference is in the approach and practice style of the therapist. As the name suggests CBT is about:
CBT works best when combined with other methods and styles like life coaching and hypnotherapy. A good CBT practitioner will have comprehensive psychotherapy and counselling skills. A common form of CBT is "Stress Innoculation Therapy" which is a process used to address phobias, fears and feelings of discomfort.
Qualifications and Standards
As with all therapies the practitioner should adhere to the National Occupational Standards (NOS Counselling) and have recognisable qualifications. These include ASET 3 and 4 awards.
Stuart: Integrated Therapeutic Counselling ASET Level 4, Psychotherapy ASET level 3 & 4, Counselling Grief and Bereavement ASET level 3, NVQ accreditation in appropriate area of competence, Multiple diplomas in Psychotherapy and Counselling. Denise holds an ASET Level 4 in Professional Therapeutic Counselling and other diplomas in counselling and psychotherapy.
Stuart is a full member of the National Association of Counsellors, Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists. Stuart is also a full member of the National Council of Psychotherapists. Denise is registered with the CCC Counselling register. Both therapists are members of the International Institute of Psychologists (Stuart: Full, Denise : Associate).
The service provided at Scotlandtherapy is solution and outcome focused and integrative. The methods and philosophies chosen are those dictated by the needs of the individual client.
Denise is a CCC registered counsellor.
We adhere to appropriate National Occupational Standards, carry professional insurance and support regulation of therapists.
In the first instance drop us an email or use the feedback form to contact us. We can then advise whether we feel we can appropriately assist you.
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From 2010 psychological therapy will also contain elements of mindfulness and CBT in order to increase client development between sessions.
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