About me

In 2004, while working in IT, I became a helpline volunteer for Childline Scotland. I was struck by the courage of children and young people in the face of often significant difficulties. I realised how beneficial support was for people in need and began an exciting and at times challenging journey of becoming a counsellor, psychotherapist, coach and clinical supervisor. Over many years my belief in the resilience of the human spirit and the effectiveness of support has been strengthened by experience. I've felt privileged to hear incredible stories and in helping others I also have benefitted from learning about myself. 

Qualifications

University of Abertay

MSc By Research Counselling

BACP accredited Diploma in Pluralistic Counselling

Tom Allan Centre

COSCA accredited Supervision Certificate

SDS Seminars LTD

BPS approved Advanced Supervision Certificate

BPS approved Certificate in Trauma Treatments 

Online Therapy Institute

Certified Cyber Therapist (adults and young people)

Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)

Level 5 Certificate in 'Coaching and Mentoring'

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland

COSCA accredited certificate in 'Working with Bereaved Children and Young People'

COSCA accredited 'Specialist Training in Bereavement and Loss'

Examples of recent training

BPS approved PTSD Masterclass (PTSD Trauma  Workshops)

Coercive Control and Domestic Abuse Training (Scottish Women's Aid)

Enabling Children to Speak About Feelings through Sandplay (Child Centre of Mental Health, London)

Understanding and Working with Adolescents: Turbulence, Trauma, Change and Challenge (Psychodynamic Training Human Development Scotland).

Working Therapeutically with Teenagers Tools and Techniques (The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, London)

Teaching Clients Mindfulness

Teaching Mindfulness to Groups

Working with adult neurodiverse clients

Compassion-Focused Therapy

OCD a CBT Approach

ASIST - Suicide Prevention Training

Work Experience

Before training as a therapist I worked in technical roles, in IT and Telecommunications, for 10 years. Since 2004, I've worked as a therapist, supervisor, coach and researcher within a variety of settings (private sector, voluntary organisations, higher education, secondary schools and youth services). I'm currently Head of Counselling and Supervision at Rowan Consultancy where I manage consultants nationally.

Organisations I've worked for include:

Rowan Consultancy (current)

Nuffield Health (current)

Scottish Families Bereaved by Drugs and Alcohol (current)

Mindspace (2015 - 2016)

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland (2008 – 2011)

Perth College (2009- 2010)

Childline Scotland Helpline Volunteer, mentor and trainer (2004 - 2008)

I provide clinical supervision for both qualified and trainee practitioners. 

 

 

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Contact me

Telephone: 07493826194

E-mail: wellness@ashleighcormack.co.uk

 

 

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