Karen Cleland CounsellingCBT therapy in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire

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My Qualifications and CPD (continual professional development) events attended to date

My Qualifications

  • SCOTACS Diploma in Counselling and Group work- A Cognitive Behavioural Approach (2010-2012 SQA level 10) at the Centre of Therapy in Glasgow 'To visit click The Centre of Therapy' to learn more about the Diploma course.

  • ASIST training (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) 2011

  • COSCA counselling skills certificate (2008 SQA level 7)

  • Online course 'Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems' through the University of the west of Scotland. ( 2016 NCFE Level 2)

  • Professional Development Award in Training and Development for delivery to groups (2019 SCQF level 7)

  • I also attend regular CPD (continual professional development) events to ensure my skills are current and up to date.



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    My professional memberships and clinical supervision

  • I attend monthly supervision with my BABCP accredited supervisor to ensure my practise is ethical and to the highest standard.

  • I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP (British Association Of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists) 'To visit click BABCP to go straight to it'

  • I am on the CBT register UK for accredited therapists 'To visit click CBT register UK to go straight to it'

  • I am a counsellor member of COSCA (Scotland's professional body for counselling and psychotherapy) 'To visit click COSCA to go straight to it' and adhere to their Statement of Ethics and code of practice.

  • I am registered with ICO (Data protection) 'To visit click ICO to go straight to it'

  • I am on the PVG scheme with Disclosure Scotland. 'To visit click Disclosure Scotland to go straight to it'

  • I am a trained Rewind Therapist and I am registered on the IARTT (International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy) practitioners list. 'To visit click IARTT to go straight to it'






  • My Qualifications & CPD Events attended. Graduation pic

    List of CPD events attended:

  • Introduction to Schema Therapy July 2012 (12 hours)
  • Working with Imagery in CBT Jan 2013 (6 hours)
  • Life is now Techniques for CBT practitioners October 2013 (6 hours)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Introduction to EMDR April 2014 (6 hours)
  • Working with the Impact of severe Trauma April 2014 (6 hours)
  • CBT for PTSD: Type 1 Trauma and Beyond June 2014 (6 hours)
  • COSCA Boundaries and ethics in a changing world March 2015 (3hours)
  • BABCP The impact of vicarious trauma
    April 2015 (6 hours)
  • Working with Borderline Personality Disorder June 2015 (5 hours)
  • BABCP Accreditation workshop August 2015 (5 hours)
  • 'Understanding suicide' a presentation by Glasgow University Psychology Society
    Feburary 2016 (3 hours)
  • Research Training Day May 2016 (6hrs)
  • Working with complex Anxiety Dec 2016 (6 hrs)
  • Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse March 2017 (5hrs)
  • Working with GAD and panic November 2017 (6 hours)
  • Professional training in the diagnosis and treatment of PTSD May 2018 (12 hours)
  • Treating intrusive thoughts and the inner critical voice May 2018 (4 hours)
  • COSCA annual trainers event June 2018 (6 hours)
  • Break the silence Annual conference June 2018 (6 hours)
  • International Association for Rewind Trauma therapy training September 2018 (6 hours)
  • Rage and Shame CPD presentation January 2019 (1 hour)
  • Dissociation: A healthy response to trauma presentation Feb 2019 (1 hour)
  • Anger: How do we deal with it in (and out of) the counselling room presentation Feb 2019 (1 hour)
  • Break the silence Annual Conference March 2019 (6 hours)
  • COSCA Annual Trainers event June 2019 ( 6 hours)
  • Why you need to know about Dissociation if you are working with Trauma and PTSD June 2019 (2 hours)
  • CBASP: Innovative treatment for persistent Depression June 2019 (6.5 hours)
  • COSCA Trainer Accreditation workshop June 2019 (2.5 hours)
  • Coronavirus: Responsibilities and Responses March 2020 (1 hour)
  • Working Therapeutically online March 2020 (1 hour)
  • Behind the screen- online presence for therapists March 2020 (1 hour)
  • Coronavirus: Considering our responsibilities and responses March 2020 (1 hour)
  • How to work effectively online in zoom for Counsellors and Psychotherapists May 2020 (2 hours)
  • Working with survivors of domestic abuse May 2020 (6 hours)
  • Persistent (medically unexplained) Physical Symptoms workshop BABCP June 2020 (6 hours)
  • Certificate in online and Telephone counselling August 2020 (80 hours online course)

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