COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland)

COSCA's Vision:

  • A listening, caring society that values people's well-being.

 

COSCA's Aims:

As Scotland's professional body for counselling and psychotherapy, COSCA seeks:

  • to advance and support all forms of counselling, psychotherapy, and the use of counselling skills
  • to promote high quality counselling supervision and continuing professional development for all individuals and agencies delivering counselling services and education in Scotland.

 

COSCA's Objectives

To advance our Vision and Aims, COSCA's Objectives are:

  • to inform and influence policy making at local and national level on key issues affecting counselling, psychotherapy, counselling skills and supervision of practice
  • to increase access to a wider range of ethically based services to larger numbers and more diverse groups of people
  • to increase the access of individuals and agencies to training, knowledge and information on counselling, psychotherapy, counselling skills and supervision of practice
  • to develop and promote quality assurance systems and ethical standards for counselling, psychotherapy, counselling skills and supervision of practice
  • to develop, communicate and market COSCA as Scotland's professional body for counselling, psychotherapy, counselling skills and supervision of practice.

 

Information and Help:

COSCA provides information and help with:

  • Counselling, psychotherapy and counselling skills
  • Finding a counsellor/psychotherapist
  • Counselling services
  • Ethics/Complaints
  • Finding a training course
  • Validation of courses
  • Finding a supervisor
  • Accreditation as a counsellor/psychotherapist or trainer
  • Vacancies in the counselling/psychotherapy field
  • Counselling/research events
  • Recognition Scheme for Organisations
  • Research/COSCA Scottish Voluntary Sector Counselling Practice Research Network
  • Joining COSCA

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