Meet the Team

Rebecca Black

Rebecca Black, is a person-centred counsellor with over 15 years of post-training experience. She completed the University of Strathclyde Diploma in Person Centred Counselling in 2006 and continued to achieve their MSc in Counselling in 2010. In 2017 she gained an MSc degree in Play Therapy, after two years of full time training with the University of South Wales. Rebecca is also an experienced counselling supervisor.

As a graduate member of COSCA, with experience of supporting student counsellors Rebecca facilitates COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills group courses as a COSCA accredited Trainer.

Rebecca is an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and in addition, registered with the British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT).

Rebecca observes the Ethics and Professional Standards of these organisations, should you need to raise a complaint please follow the link to COSCA’s complaints guidelines and procedure.

Sandra Duffy

Sandra retrained to become a qualified person-centred counsellor with a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Strathclyde in 2018.

Prior to that, Sandra spent 2 years as a volunteer befriender with a UK-wide family support charity, 16 years being a full-time stay-at-home mum to her three children and 14 years in the world of engineering studying and then working in research and latterly industry. As a result she holds a BEng (Hons) in Naval Architecture & Offshore Engineering and a PhD in Intelligent Computer Aided Design both from the University of Strathclyde.

Sandra offers 3 years of post-qualifying experience having worked with children and young people aged 6 to 17 in primary and secondary schools settings with Place2Be and Lifelink, and adults aged 18-70 in a generic counselling service and university-based research counselling clinic. She is currently working towards BACP accreditation and undertaking a COSCA approved Training for Trainers Certificate in order to work as a Co-Trainer with Therapy Train Stirling.

Sandra feels working in the field of counselling is a great privilege. It is more than a job; it is deeply satisfying and fulfilling work as it allows the whole of her way of being to be expressed.

Sophie Pearson

Sophie is a trainee Play Therapist working towards her Diploma in Play Therapy. Her previous experience includes a variety of settings working with children from 1 – 11 year olds.

Her practice includes fortnightly support with an experienced supervisor . As well as weekly guidance from Rebecca at Therapy Train Stirling CIC. 

A Play Therapist is an adult who has studied all about children and helps them to play and express their emotions in a safe way.