The Centre Of Therapy
8 Newton Place
Centre of Therapy 0141 331 0750 / 07519 923140
What I offer
I offer a private, safe and confidential space that supports you to find more fulfilling ways of coping with any matter that may be causing you distress, concern or unhappiness. My approach is to work collaboratively to enable you to gain insight into how your problem affects you in the here and now. We will use an evidence-based Cognitive Behavioural approach to allow you to become proficient in dealing with your problems. We will work together to reveal your abilities and resources for change. The focus of our work is to allow you to become your own therapist and expert on managing your own problems.
Where we can meet how to get there
I see people at the Centre of Therapy, which is close to Charing Cross and is 20 minutes walk from Central train station. This practice is accessible by car, train or express bus from the centre of Glasgow. It is wheelchair accessible. There is metered parking close by. I work with individuals and groups.
My other practice is in Anniesland and is accessible by bus or train plus a 15 minute walk. There is ample free parking, though it is not wheelchair accessible.
How we will work together
I am trained to work in a way that is accepting, empathetic and genuine to support each person's uniqueness and help them address what is going on for them in the here and now. Using evidence-based techniques, I support each individual to find more satisfying ways to manage the challenges they are experiencing such as: depression, anxiety, relationship problems, social anxiety, bereavement, work-related stress, abuse, low self-esteem and low self-confidence.
Working together in a safe and confidential way.
My background in healthcare and counselling means that I am able to create a safe, accepting and warm space were we can explore your problems and work together to find solutions unique to you. In addition to providing counselling/psychotherapy to clients I co-facilitate group counselling for people with low self-esteem/assertiveness issues. I am happy to discuss arrangements and costs for these aspects of my work.
How long does it take?
Therapy is unique and individual to each person. Many clients benefit from a few sessions and sometimes even one session may be enough. Therapy may take longer, depending on the problem. We would work together to discuss the number of sessions before and during therapy.
How long is a session?
Sessions will usually last fifty minutes. We will also agree work that you will do in between sessions.
How often do we meet?
Most people see their therapist once a week to begin with. We can agree to when to meet at the end of each session, according to the stage of therapy and our availability. We can discuss how we can work together at our first meeting and alter these arrangements by mutual consent.
How will you know if I am the right therapist ?
We can talk on the phone to start with and once we meet we will see if we are both comfortable to work together. The relationship between therapist and client (the therapeutic alliance) is crucial to the successful outcome of therapy so it's important to trust your judgement. If you don’t feel that we will work well together then I can refer you to another therapist who you may feel is a better fit for you.
I am a member of both the BABCP and COSCA and work within the Ethical frameworks therein. I am fully insured to practice and am enrolled within Disclosure Scotland's PVG Scheme. All certificates, insurances and qualifications are always available to my clients.
I welcome members of the LGBTQIA community and promise a respectful and non-judgmental attitude.
Training, qualifications & experience
- SCOTACS Diploma in Counselling & Groupwork.
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills.
- BSc (Hons) Nursing and Life Sciences
- BSc Specialist Practitioner in community nursing
- Clinical MS: Specialist Level
- Nurse Prescriber
- Registered Nurse
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £40 per hour for one to one therapy (reductions for low income).
Group therapy can be arranged for up to five people and charges will start at £15 per person, per session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays. Other days and times can be arranged as required
Types of client