The Consulting Rooms
The Connal Building
34 West George Street
I know life can be very difficult, and sometimes you can't see the way forward. But having spent 20 years working with homeless people, I am inspired by people's ability to win through, and having lived and worked in 6 countries, I am fascinated by the different ways we can experience life. Change is always possible. I would be delighted to work with you, to form a secure and warm relationship, in which you can explore, at your own pace, what your present situation means to you, what you want, and how you can achieve something that feels better for you.
My clients find it very empowering to see which of their behaviours have been shaped by previous generations of their family, and society.
I enjoy working with couples as well. When we get past the arguments, there is usually another level, where connection and feeling are still shared.
I work with people experiencing anxiety, constant inner critic, depression, including post and perinatal depression, self-esteem, bereavement, work-related issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
Most recent training:
Certificate in Person-Centred Couples Counselling,
by Advanced Professional Development, in association with the University of Strathclyde.
Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
Professional Development Award in Addictions Counselling, Anniesland College, Glasgow
4 1/2 years of Gestalt training, with Gestalt Training Services, including 6 months at their HQ in Tuscany.
6 months Alcohol Counsellor training with Glasgow Council on Alcohol
20 years working with homeless people with multiple complex needs, and latterly with mothers recovering from addictions and their children, taught me a lot about the difficulties life can throw up, and gave me an admiration of how people can survive.
As well as my private practice, I currently do counselling in a hospice, a university, a postnatal depression service, and a Crossreach counselling service. I was previously a counsellor in a further education college, and have done play therapy in 2 primary schools.
I have been an associate researcher at the University of Strathclyde Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Project.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
I charge £40 a session for a 50 minute session.
Payment is by cash or cheque.
Some concessions are possible in situations of financial difficulty. Concessions are limited, so please mention this when you contact me so that I can be clear if I can offer a place at this time.
Reference about my work as a counsellor at Anniesland College, now Glasgow Clyde College
"...you are able to connect with potentially disengaged clients in a successful and therapeutically beneficial manner."
"...the students'/clients' feedback about you was always very positive."
by Kirsten Amis
Lecturer in Counselling/Counselling Service Co-ordinator
Glasgow Clyde College
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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day, evening, weekend
Types of client