Graeme Orr MBACP(Accred), UKRCP Reg. Ind. Counsellor
I offer a positive way of addressing problems and unresolved issues you may have. I am based on the Southside of Glasgow (Giffnock) with ample parking and good regular bus and rail links.
My clients tell me that they have found the courage and the strength through counselling to make the changes in their lives that allow them to live life to the full
Clients phone for all sorts of reasons, but mostly it’s because something is hurting, disrupting their life, something that they dare not tell, they are frightened of the consequence, will they be judged? How will their actions be seen? Are they being silly?
So they choose to hide and suffer in silence pretending all is well - knowing that pretending will shield them for the moment, but the hurt remains. They need someone to talk to, they want someone they can rely on to see past the hurt and the pain and to accept their reality of what is happening however, difficult.
Please don’t be afraid to pick up that phone together we can explore difficult feelings and situations free from outside judgement
- Finding the keys to the prison
- Finding the courage to make the choices
- Finding the knowledge to make the changes
- Finding the power to clear the hurdles
- Finding the salve to heal the pain
- Finding the ability to go forward with confidence, in life
Picking up the phone is difficult, but I can promise you that empathy and acceptance are on the other side.
I offer a comfortable relaxing space, an empathic understanding and alternative points of view and together we gain insight into your feelings, behaviour and life, putting you in the driving seat.
I have of course the professional qualifications and registrations you might wish for and my work is governed by a strict code of ethics. Yet I like to think that the most important thing that I offer is space, time and myself so you can move to a happier healthier life.
I understand that you may have more questions and I welcome casual enquiries to help you decide if a counsellor can make a difference in your life. It was Martin Luther King who said, “take the first step in faith, you don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Person Centred)
MBACP(Accred) and UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor
I am a an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Pyschotherapy and subscribe to their ethical standards
I have worked in the voluntary sector, dealling with a range of issues including abuse (sexual, physical and emmotional), relationship problems, bereavement and grief, lonliness, depression and anxiety, self harm and low self esteem issues.
I worked with children, young people and adults. Many of the charities are small local charities, but I also worked for childline for 10 years.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Couples counselling
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Pre-nuptial counselling
- 5 ways to boost your self-esteem
- Bullying in the workplace
- In bed with a stranger
- My self-worth - going once, going twice ...
- Recognising relationship breakdown
- Sex Addiction - just a male thing?
- End of a relationship
- Six Practical Steps to Manage Anxiety
- Low self-esteem - faith in yourself?
- Anxiety - it just stops your life
- Anxiety and the holiday season
- Suicidal thoughts; practical measures
- Bereavement - coping with the loss
- Psychological resilience; what it is and how to get it
- Blue, blue, christmas
- Going to work on mental illness
- The child of a failing relationship
- When Sleeping is a nightmare
- When butterflies turn to monsters
- Communicating the hard work of relationship problems
- Married to mental health
- Anxiety - How to help
- Facing relationship issues together
- Beating Stress
- The relationship storms
- Beating anxiety
- Are you Supporting Depression?
- Breaking up is Hard to Do
- Depression small steps to recovery
- Is pornography cheating?
- Depression and counselling
- The End of a Relationship
- Relationships: a Definition for Help
- Accepting that Angry Part of You
- The Games Couples can Play
- Take a second chance?
- The heart of a good relationship
- Tend and Nurture your Relationship
- Salami Slicing and the Art of Relationships
- Who wants to be Happy?
- Relating in Relationships
- How do you achieve good emotional health?
- Controlling the Swarm of Thoughts in your Head
- Can Counselling save a Relationship?
- Talk your way to a Better Relationship
- Anxiety - how to help or help someone else
- How do you tackle your depression?
- Relationship repair for beginners
- When the red mist descends
- How counselling works for anxiety and depression
- Repairs for a broken relationship
- Responding to the Inner Critic
- Self Confidence - Confidentially
- How can you improve your relationship?
- Do I love them? A key relationship issue
- What can relationship counselling offer me?
- Can you say it with flowers?
- Do you resent your partner?
- Relationships: Rebuilding and Repair
- The End of a Relationship
- Lost direction - sail to a brighter future
- Depression - how do I fight it
- Believe in yourself
- Putting the confidence back in self
- Can I afford counselling?
- New Year, New You
- Weathering the relationship storms for a brighter future
- Alone at Christmas - Do You need to be Lonely?
- Counsellors can help with relationships
- Communication in Relationships
- Take charge of your anxiety
- Men and depression
- Ready, aim, fire!
- Can counselling really help depression?
- Can I save my relationship?
- Different Libidos - let's talk not walk
- Depression - Jangles all the way
- Breaking the silence on relationships
- Christmas depression - how to beat it
- Are great relationships a fantasy?
- Self-harm, Listen, Understand, Support
- Breathing life into a tired relationship
- Self harm - a cry for help
- The strains of relationship issues
- Stress: Understand it, control it
- Can counselling for depression change your life
- What is anger management and would I benefit
- Giving you back control of your anxiety
- Self harm - lets get it out in the open
- Relationships on the critical list
- Can a Relationship Cope with a Difference in Libido?
- Can my relationship survive an affair?
- A hidden addiction - internet pornography
- Relationships in crisis
- Beating Anxiety and Depression
- Anxiety and depression, understand them and defeat them
- Can a counsellor help with my relationship?
- How to have a Good Relationship
- Couples in Crisis
- Resolving couple conflict
- Anger and its destructive nature
- Internet pornography - the crack cocain of the 21st century?
- Relationships and how to survive them
- Betrayal - the death of a relationship?
- Those embarressing little moments
- Men and therapy
- Whats is behind your mask?
- Coping with the process of grief
- Coping with bereavement
- Depression and helping yourself
- What is good mental health and how do I get it
- Can we all be happy
- Step out of the rat race to relax
- Don't Panic
- Taking the sting out of rage
- New year and a new you
- Blue Christmas
- Are you lonesome tonight?
- Self-esteem how to improve
- Bereavement, the process of loss
- Do something different today
- Tips for good emotional health
- What happens in counselling?
- Is therapy worth the money?
Individual face to face counselling £35.00.
Couples counselling £45.00
Offers are available through our website
Type of session
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Monday to Friday 9 am till 7.30pm (last appt 6:30pm)
Supervision & training
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