Progress mainly uses the cognitive behavioural therapy approach but can also use schema or mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. CBT involves looking at how our thinking and behavioural patterns have formed, how these contribute to our distress and working out ways to change these patterns, overcoming our distress. In session 1 you will define your personal goals and we can work together to make the changes you want to see. We will go on your journey the way that works for you.
Once you have finished your referral you can book your session (you must have your referral accepted first or your booking is automatically cancelled). You can also book manually with the therapist by email. Once you have a confirmed booking you can pay on the site by card or direct bank transfer. Note that cards feature a transaction fee by our payment partner.
Robert can see clients in-person at the office in the Ingram Enterprise Centre, 30 John Finnie Street, Kilmarnock.
Our online platform is powered by Google Workspace and WordPress. Clients can get videocall sessions via Google Meet and access our therapy tools on the site. You can book sessions online and on the mobile site you can download our mobile app to make it really easy.
Robert is a fully accredited cognitive behavioural therapist with a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT (SCQF level 11). He has experience of working with anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, anger, self-harming behaviours, low self-esteem, BPD and more. Robert has achieved positive treatment outcomes with hundreds of clients. Robert is Progress founder and main therapist.
Robert has an honours degree in Psychology from the University of Strathclyde, focusing on self-esteem for his own research. Robert founded Progress in 2019 as a way to bring therapy to as many people as possible. Robert felt that therapy is key to mental health for many people but is often inaccessible. “Private therapy often averages £40-60 per session. I didn’t feel comfortable with the idea of therapy being something only people of a high income can access. There are many wonderful organisations offering free services but waiting lists can be months or years long. I wanted to use my skills and qualifications to make it accessible for as many people as possible privately. Walking with clients on their journey has been such an honour”.
Arlene is a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a Postgraduate Diploma (SCQF level 11) in CBT. She is a member of BABCP. Arlene has extensive experience working with children, young people and families within a variety of settings within Social Work. Note: Arlene has variable availability so cannot be booked on the store, please email her for booking.
Arlene began to support Progress in 2020, helping reduce Robert’s waiting list and ensure people were seen as soon as possible. She agreed to formally associate with Progress in April 2021. “I am delighted to have joined Progress Psychotherapy. I recognise it can be a difficult time when experiencing uncertainty and distress, often feeling it is too difficult to sometimes talk to the people closest to us. Often speaking to someone out with the situation can help. I am a warm and genuine person with a passion to helping others to work through their difficulties and make the most of their lives. Counselling can offer a valuable safe and secure space and I offer this, to listen and build up a trusting working relationship with you. By looking at your thoughts, feelings. beliefs about self and patterns of behaviour to empower you to learn new skills and techniques to move forward in your life.”