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Monica Cooper

 

BACP Registered Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist

 

Tel: 07900 992 723

Email: monica@ayrshirecounselling.co.uk

www.ayrshirecounselling.co.uk

 

 

Qualifications

 

Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling obtained

from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow in 2003.

 

 

Certificates

 

Counselling Supervision Training Certificate obtained

from Person-Centred Therapy, Britain in 2008.

 

Person-Centred Couples Counselling Training Certificate

obtained from Counselling Works Ltd in 2007.

 

COSCA Counselling Skills Training Certificate obtained January 2001.

 

 

Additional Training in

 

Coaching for Change Skills

 

Group Facilitation

 

Solution-Focused Therapy

 

Conflict Resolution

 

Mediation

 

Emotion-Focused Psychotherapy

 

Couples Counselling

 

Counselling in Schools

 

 

Registration/Memberships

 

Registered Accredited Member of British Association

for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

 

 

Theoretical Approach

 

Having trained in the Person-Centred approach with many years’ experience, I provide a safe and trusting environment where clients can talk freely and be really listened to. By offering certain therapeutic conditions, I accept the client for who they are and do not make judgements on them. In this space it can make it possible to develop self-acceptance where changes can be achieved. Getting up and living daily lives can be overwhelming for some people if they are experiencing, for example, stress, bereavement, relationship difficulties. Everything gets “on top of them” and they struggle to function – I aim to help support clients grow in confidence and find their own way forward.

 

 

Experience as a Counsellor

 

Since 2007 I have developed my ongoing Private Practice. Currently Affiliate Counsellor with Working Health Services since October 2010. Employed as NHS Counsellor since November 2004 and currently working within Mental Health Team, as well as previously in this time within GP practices and 11 years within Learning Disabilities Team. Provided counselling to adult and young carers between July 2008 and November 2010. Between September 2004 and June 2006 I offered counselling to 11-17 year olds at local secondary school.

 

 

Provision of Training

 

I have provided “effective listening skills” and “loss and bereavement awareness” training to organisations that might require this for their staff. This training is usually aimed at professionals working in caring roles. However, packages can be adapted to suit particular needs.

 

 

Fees

 

My fee for individual counselling is £45 per hour. Organisations – fee by arrangement. Counselling supervision is provided at £45 per hour for qualified practitioners. If 90 minutes' supervision is required, the charge is £65. The fee for trainee practitioners is £40 per hour.

 

 

Availability and Location

 

I offer brief and long term counselling and supervision within my private practice in South Ayrshire. Daytime appointments are available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Evening appointments available from Monday to Thursday. My home premises in Masonhill, Ayr has two steps at the entrance with ample parking outside. Click here for a map.

 

 

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