Frequently asked Questions
Private Therapy Sessions
Q: How much are private therapy sessions?
A: Our prices vary, as we are also a training provider. It is £20 a session for our student therapists, £35 a session for one of our recent graduates and from £50 a session for one of our experienced/ accredited therapists.
Q: Do I need my GP to refer me to make a session?
A: No. You can fill in our self-referral form on our website or can call 0141 332 0229 to make a session.
Q: What times do you have available for sessions?
A: All our therapists are self-employed so times for appointments can vary. Some of our therapists offer early morning, late evening or weekend appointments. If you are looking for an appointment at a specific time let us know and will find a therapist who can accommodate your time frame.
Q: How soon can I get an appointment?
A: This is entirely dependent on what level of therapist you want to see. Our student therapists may have a short waiting list, but we aim to get you a session set up as soon as possible. Our recent graduates and experienced therapists may be able to see you within a week (sometimes less, sometimes a bit longer).
Q: I have never studied counselling before, where would I start?
A: The COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate. This course is our foundation course and is required to go on to our more advanced CBT courses. It is usually the requirement for most counselling diplomas, regardless of modality. It develops your soft skills in communication and explores all forms of counselling. Even if you have a degree in psychology, nursing, social care, etc, this course is still our requirement for entry on to our other courses.
Q: Where are your courses held?
A: The majority of our courses are held in our offices in Glasgow City Centre. We are 134 Douglas Street, Glasgow G2 4HF. We are between Bath Street and Sauchiehall Street on the corner that Nando’s is on. We do occasionally run the COSCA course in Ayr.
Q: I have completed my COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate, what course would I look at to further my training?
A: We have 2 courses you can go on to after the COSCA skills course, our Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Intervention or our Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
The Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Interventions course is credit rated by Edinburgh Napier University at SCQF level 9. The course is recommended for those in a caring profession that want to add CBT to their toolkit and/or those who don’t have a degree (we may recommend to undertake the Certificate before taking the Diploma to help with the academic writing portion of the course). The course runs for around a year and there is SAAS funding available to eligible students.
Then we have our Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, this is our most advanced course and is credit rated by Edinburgh Napier at SCQF level 11 (we are the only private training provider in Scotland with a CBT diploma at this level) and allows you to practice as a CBT therapist upon completion. The course is 2 years part-time and we run the course a few times a year.