Gwen McKerrell

Gwen McKerrell

Waterside Counselling
Mill House
30 Gordon Street
Paisley
Renfrewshire
PA1 1XA

Cornerstone House
1 Esk Walk
Cumbernauld
North Lanarkshire
G67 1BZ

07837110504

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Waterside Counselling
Mill House
30 Gordon Street
Paisley
Renfrewshire
PA1 1XA

Cornerstone House
1 Esk Walk
Cumbernauld
North Lanarkshire
G67 1BZ

07837110504

About me

We all have times when we feel it would be helpful to speak to someone. We may be struggling with low self-confidence or self-esteem, anxiety, stress, study or work related worries, relationship issues or bereavement. Or perhaps we feel that we would benefit from counselling as self development.

Sometimes it’s hard to speak to those we know as we fear being judged or burdening them. What I can offer you is a safe, welcoming and confidential place to explore those issues. The therapy I offer is person centred, non-judgemental and I won’t tell you what to do. I will provide warmth, empathy, acceptance and understanding. My clients often tell me that they find me to be caring and approachable, and that they have found it easy to open up and share their experiences with me. Sometimes I can be gently challenging and clients have said that they have found this a useful way to see their situation in a new light that enables them to move forward in their lives.

Together we will explore the things that are troubling you to allow you to gain insights that I hope will let you find clarity in your situation. Counselling will give you the tools to build up your self confidence and self esteem and empower you to help find a way towards self healing and personal growth. There are some things in life that we cannot simply change, such as bereavement and loss, but our journey together will help you manage your emotions around these experiences in a more positive way.

I have helped clients with a range of issues including low self-esteem, low confidence, anxiety, relationship issues, abuse, bereavement and grief, work pressures, bullying, depression, personal development, procrastination/goal setting, assertiveness and social media pressures.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within the ethical framework for good practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, as laid down by the BACP which includes regular supervision sessions to ensure that I maintain high standards in my work. Furthermore I regularly attend relevant workshops and training sessions to ensure that I keep my knowledge and skills up to date.

At present my availability is evenings and weekends, but please let me know if another time is more suitable for you.

Please feel free to call me on 07837 110504 or e mail gwenmck@hotmail.co.uk to discuss what I can offer you in more detail. You can call me for an informal, no obligation chat anytime. If there is no answer, simply leave a message and I will respond as soon as I can.

Alongside my business partner we have recently set up our own organisation 'Thrive West of Scotland Counselling and Wellbeing Services' and we are now both available for individual counselling.  We also run personal development workshops in Glasgow, so please do not hesitate to ask about these. You can find out more about Thrive at our website www.thrivewestofscotland.co.uk

Locations

I can be flexible to your needs, as I work out of three locations, Paisley, Glasgow, and Cumbernauld. Each of those locations is a comfortable, dedicated counselling room in a welcoming premises, centrally located and close to public transport routes. Please feel free to contact me for further information on these.

Training, qualifications & experience

Strathclyde University Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling
Glasgow University COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
NHS Mental Health First Aid Training
Glasgow’s Learning – Introduction to Dyslexia
The Mindfulness Association – Mindfulness Foundation Course
Greenwood Events – Coaching Skills for Counsellors – The Centre for Therapy, Glasgow
The Princes Trust – Mentoring Training
Scottish Families Affected by Drugs - Advice Worker Training
Jack Black’s Mindstore  - Personal Effectiveness in the Workplace
Citizen’s Advice Bureau - Welfare Benefits and Case Management Training

My work experience includes:

Thrive West of Scotland Counselling and Wellbeing Services - Partner
Working as a Volunteer Counsellor in a Paisley counselling service and as a private practitioner in Cumbernauld
Facilitating Career Development workshops with The Princes Trust
As a Group Facilitator with Recovery Across Mental Health
As an Advice worker with a Carers Centre, Scottish Families affected by Alcohol and Drugs, Victim Support and the Citizens Advice Bureau
I have also worked as a Girls Brigade Officer and as an Information Worker with Inverclyde Council and a Greenock Community Resource Centre

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Personal Development Workshops.

Photos & videos

  • BACP Member

Fees

My fees are £35 per hour for individual sessions.

Further information

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I look forward to meeting you.

Warm regards,

Gwen.

Maps & Directions

Paisley, PA1 1XA
Cumbernauld, G67 1BZ

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

At present my availability is evenings and weekends, but please let me know if another time is more suitable for you.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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