Neil Ward MA (Hons), Dip Counselling, MBACP
69 Buchanan Street
07970 860 711
Are you an individual or couple going through a difficult time? Do you want to feel better about yourself and your life? Counselling can help you to overcome various difficult issues so you can move on and start to enjoy life again.
Counselling can help with a wide range of things that you may be facing at the moment . You may be experiencing one of the following:
- Relationship problems
- Angry or irritated a lot
- Bereaved or grieving a loss
- Feeling down, depressed or lacking hope
- Stressed or anxious
- Going through a relationship break up, separation or divorce
- Lacking self-esteem or self-confidence
- A survivor of sexual, emotional or physical abuse
- Concerned about your sexuality or sexual orientation or experiencing sexual issues
- Feeling bullied
Alternatively, you may have a vague sense that something is not quite right in your life but cannot put your finger on what the problem is. Or your life may be lacking meaning and direction. Perhaps you are interested in working on your personal growth and development.
Whatever your reason for reading my profile, the good news is that Counselling can help.
How Counselling Can Help You
While counselling is highly effective, the outcomes will be unique to you. It could give you the support you need to:
- Get through a time of crisis
- Express your thoughts and feelings without fear of being judged
- Explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviours
- Gain insight and understanding
- Increase your self-awareness and self-acceptance
- Learn new skills and strategies to cope better both now and in the future
- Reduce or eliminate troubling symptoms
- Enjoy more satisfying personal relationships
- Decide on what changes you would like to make and empower you to take action
- Enhance your self-esteem and self-confidence
What To Expect
We will meet in a private, safe and comfortable setting, free from interruptions. You will be free to talk about whatever you wish, going at a pace that feels comfortable for you, safe in the knowledge that what you tell me will be held in the strictest of confidence.
For my part, I will listen to you attentively, patiently and with respect, so that I can understand you as fully as possible, and see things from your point of view. I am skilled, trained and experienced in offering warm, accepting, genuine and empathic therapeutic relationships.
As the Counselling progresses and the trust between us develops, you will hopefully feel able to look at many aspects of your life, your relationships and yourself, which you may not have considered or been able to face before.
As a result of feeling heard and understood, you may feel enabled to reconnect with your own inner resources, to begin making choices and changes in your life and to start living with a greater sense of wellbeing and satisfaction.
While my role does not involve telling you what to do, giving you direct advice or fixing you, I will support you to look at the options open to you and help you find your own unique solutions to your issues.
My services are available to all without regard to gender, marital status, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or social background.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully trained, qualified and experienced Counsellor with over 5,000 hours and 10 years counselling experience.
Training and Qualifications
I have a post-graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from the University of Strathclyde. In addition to this, I have trained in Gestalt Psychotherapy for two years at the Edinburgh Gestalt Institute. I also have a Confederation of Scottish Counselling Agencies (COSCA) Certificate in Counselling Skills.
To enable me to work effectively with couples, I have attended a post-qualifying certificate course in Couples Counselling at Relationships Scotland in Edinburgh. I regularly attend professional development workshops and other training events to keep my skills and knowledge up-to-date.
- British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
I receive monthly clinical supervision of my Counselling work and adhere to the BACPs Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I currently run my own independent counselling practice. Since 2003, I have worked with clients experiencing a wide range of issues in various settings including:
- Cruse Bereavement Care
- A university student counselling service
- GP surgeries in Lanarkshire
- A service for male survivors of sexual abuse
- Generic counselling agencies such as The Tom Allan Centre and The Wynd
- Diabetes UK Scotland
- Ayrshire Cancer Support
- Several employee counselling providers
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Counselling for people living with diabetes, cancer, M.S. and other long-term health conditions
- Individual and couples counselling for gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered (LGBT) clients
- Counselling for affairs www.counsellingforaffairs.co.uk
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- Free telephone consultation
- £50 for individual face-to-face counselling
- £50 for individual telephone counselling or Skype video counselling
- £60 for couples 1 hr - face-to-face, telephone or Skype video counselling
- £90 for couples 1.5 hrs - face-to-face, telephone or Skype video counselling
- Employee counselling rates for organisations are available on application.
You can pay by cash at each session.
Free 15 Minute Telephone Consultation.
Would you like to have a short chat with me about counselling before making an appointment?
If so, you can have a FREE 15 minute telephone consultation. You can use this time in any way you wish. For example, you might want to discuss why you are seeking Counselling at this time in your life. Or you can ask me questions about what is involved. And I can let you know whether I feel that I may be able to help you.
Apart from anything else, I think that this is a good way of breaking the ice before having a full session as coming for counselling can be a big step, and may seem quite daunting.
"Neil helped me with many anxieties and stress-related issues during a difficult time in my life. Within a short span of time, he helped me understand some of the concerns surrounding my situation and to recognise and accept myself. Neil was always caring, approachable, compassionate and professional. He helped me feel like I was not alone in this world and I looked forward to meeting with him every week."
"Neil has helped me through one of the most difficult times of my life. His kindness and compassion has encouraged me to be able to express painful thoughts and emotions which has helped me to heal. Neil also has a lovely sense of humour and although dealing with emotional and painful issues we manage to laugh at times which is wonderful. My time with Neil allows me space to breath and has helped me to feel more confident and positive and to be kind to myself. Thanks again for all your help."
"Neil Ward Counselling services has helped me tremendously. It gave me the opportunity, privacy and the space I needed to just be me and focus on what had bought me into counselling. I found Neil Ward to come across as a genuine and accepting person and this has empowered me to be accepting of myself. Thank you, Neil."
"I started seeing Neil about seven months ago after the break up of a relationship. The sessions have been invaluable. As well as being a fantastic counsellor, Neil is a lovely man. I can sometimes sideline what I need in life, and Neil has managed to gently point this out and get me to consider some important things differently. I'm extremely grateful to him. Everyone should have a Neil!"
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon - Fri: 11am - 8pm, Sat 10 - 1pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|