116 Blythswood Street
Please email or call me if you would like to discuss counselling and whether you think it would be right for you.
Counselling is a place where you can explore the difficulty that has arisen in your life. I aim to provide a safe warm and friendly environment where you can do this.
I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor. My counselling training started in 2010 at the University of Strathclyde. I graduated in 2012.
I have volunteered with Crisis in Erskine, Helping Hero's, Stepping stones in Clydebank for 3 years and presently with Cancer Support Scotland 1 morning a week.
Along with private practice, I also work part time with an organisation in Glasgow.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Certificate in Person Centred Counselling Skills
Postgraduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Suicide Alertness for everyone (SAFETALK)
Trauma Response Training - Lifeworks House Training
An Introduction to Working Therapeutically with Play - Notre Dame Centre
I am a Registered Member of BACP (British Association and Psychotherapy) and abide by its code of ethics.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
£40 per 50 minute session @
116 Blythswood Street
Which is easy walking distance from either Queen St train station or Charing Cross train station.
What to expect in counselling !!
Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and safe environment. It can be daunting for some and exciting for others; counsellors appreciate that it takes a lot of courage to do and will always try to go at a client’s pace.
A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes) and can help you deal with any negative thoughts and any feelings you might be struggling with. Good counsellors are not there to advise you, certainly not judge you nor direct you…counselling helps people to help themselves and learn to trust their own instinct.
Sessions last about 50 mins, and normally take place once a week, although this depends on what is best for you and your life demands.
Therapy is a team effort. If you don’t take an active part in the session, you won’t find the counselling experience valuable. Here are some things you can do to make your first session as successful as possible.
- Be open. Therapists are trained to ask the right questions, but they’re not mind readers. The therapist can do his job more effectively if you answer the questions openly and honestly.
- Be prepared. Before you get to the session, know how to describe “what’s wrong,” and to describe your feelings about your problem. One way to prepare is to write down the reasons you’re seeking help. Make a list and then read it out loud. Hearing yourself say it a few times will help you describe things more clearly to the therapist.
- Ask questions. The more you understand the counselling experience or how counselling works, the more comfortable you’ll be. Ask questions about the therapy process, and ask the therapist to repeat anything you don’t understand. Counsellors welcome any feedback, both good and bad so always know nothing is off limits.
- Be open and honest about your feelings. A lot will be going through your head in this first session. Listen to your own reactions and feelings, and share them with the therapist. You’ll both learn from these insights.
- Be sure to go to your first session with realistic expectations. Therapy is not a quick fix for your problem, rather it is a process. With some effort on your part and a strong relationship with your therapist, it can be a successful tool toward resolving problems.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Evenings, daytime and weekend availability.
Types of client