Hello, my name is Colin and I am a fully-qualified Person- Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist who is registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Reg. Number 378172).
On my path to becoming a Counsellor I gained the COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills and the Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
In addition to my professional counselling qualifications I also bring many years of life experience to my practice which I feel add to my position as a Counsellor.
Before becoming a Counsellor I spent a large part of my working life in industry as a manager and union official, and also spent many years as a volunteer with The Samaritans Organisation in Glasgow which gave me some of the most rewarding times of my life.
Just a few years ago I attended counselling for the first time and I will never forget how I was supported by a kind, empathic counsellor who helped give me strength, confidence and improved self-worth.
My counselling practice is based in East Kilbride and I also work as a school counsellor at one of the largest schools in Ayrshire where I support pupils aged 11 – 17 with a wide-range of mental health issues.