Some people worry that their issue is too small or too big, yet there are few people who couldn't benefit from counselling in one way or another. If you have been thinking about counselling but putting it off, please feel free to get in touch to discuss your reservations.
As a Qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and Integrative Practitioner, I can work with you using well evidenced tools to help you make the changes you want in your life.
I offer CBT and compatible therapies like Compassion Focused, Solution Focused and Personal Construct therapies, within an accepting, collaborative, non-judgmental therapeutic relationship, where you are valued and recognized as the expert on your own life. Everything discussed is kept strictly confidential, within the standard conditions.*
CBT has been shown to be effective across the range of anxiety problems (Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder or Attacks, Post Traumatic Stress, OCD, phobias), depression, past trauma, low-self esteem, addictions, Seasonal Affective Disorder, weight issues, grief, anger and relationship problems among others.
CBT can help us learn new ways to understand, and think about, ourselves and others, which in turn can help us feel and act differently, equipping us with well researched tools to help tackle life’s problems even long after therapy has ended.
CBT tends to be briefer and more time-limited than other talking therapies, but can be longer term when desired and necessary.
I work with adults – from young adults, of 16 and over, to the oldest. For Secure Video calls, from 18 and over.
Sessions can be arranged in East Dunbartonshire including Milngavie, metres from the train station, or Glasgow City Centre, or Online, where you are.Home/Sheltered Housing visits can also be arranged if necessary, local to Milngavie and Bearsden.
Daytime or evening appointments can be arranged, depending on the location.
Online secure sessions by Video Call or Voice Only Call can be to any region or some other countries (for example via Vsee rather than Skype as it is more secure - it is also free to download and use) . Online sessions can help overcome some of the obstacles to accessing therapy, as sessions can be arranged at a really convenient time, with no restriction due to mobility, transport or parking. For clients caring for others, it can also make sessions more feasible.
If you would like to find out more or are interested in arranging an initial free session please contact me by clicking on the 'Email Me' button above or text or phone 07984040947, I will respond as soon as I can, often within a hour or so and certainly in less than 24 hours Mon-Sat.
* Any legal or safe-guarding issues which could override confidentiality will be explained.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Counselling and Group-work - a CBT Approach
- COSCA Counselling Skills
- ASIST Suicide Intervention Training
- CPD in Trauma, Grief, Emotional Regulation, Addiction
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Post Abortion Counselling - for anyone affected by a past abortion experience, whether the mother, father, sister, brother, grandparent or healthcare staff.
The initial session, lasting 30 minutes, is free of charge or obligation and allows us both to assess if CBT could be helpful and appropriate, while also giving you the chance to see if you feel sufficiently at ease with me.
Thereafter, sessions last 50 minutes and are £39, or £30 for online secure video calls.
If a 90 minute session is required and agreed the fee is £59, or £45 for online.
The number of sessions is collaboratively agreed and reviewed without any financial commitment to a certain number.
I am a member of ACC and bound by their professional Code of Ethics. I also have a current PVG from Disclosure Scotland.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evening Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat - flexible days and times (excluding Sundays), please get in touch to discuss. On-line times can be particularly flexible.
Types of client