Ashley Pollock, BSc(Hons), Dip CBT, MBABCP, MCOSCA.
The Centre Of Therapy
8 Newton Place
0141 331 0750 / 07519923140
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 with you to enable you to gain insight into how your problem affects you in the here and now. Using an evidence-based Cognitive Behavioural approach will 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 in the future.
Where we can meet how to get there
I see people at the Centre of Therapy, which is close to Charing Cross, Glasgow. This practice is accessible by car, train or 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 car. There is ample free parking, though it is not wheelchair accessible.
How we will work together
I 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.
I strive 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 one to one counselling 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. CBT is a short-term therapy ranging from 8 to 20 sessions. Many clients benefit from 8 sessions. We review progress at session 4 and agree the number of further sessions required, 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 ?
My clients describe me as warm, authentic and accepting. They love my ability to listen intently whilst exploring the things they talk about in detail. Clients describe my facilitation of sessions as excellent, helpful, insightful and compassionate as I guide them to personal growth and change. They become aware of the importance of our close therapeutic relationship (therapeutic alliance) where we work together to bring about successful and lasting change.
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),BSc (CHN)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- 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|
First appointment 9am, last appointment 8pm at the centre of therapy.. Will visit your home in Anniesland and Bearsden. Weekend appointments available on request (Anniesland only)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|