Hi I'm Jenny and I am available for one to one Counselling sessions in Cumbernauld (Carron House, next to St Mungo's Church and the shopping centre) during Weeknights and Wednesday daytime-evenings.
I also have early morning availability between 8 and 10am to suit your needs on Wednesday-Thursdays. I coordinate the Cumbernauld branch of our organisation 'Thrive Counselling Scotland' bringing counselling and personal development workshops to Cumbernauld.
I can offer you a safe and supportive space to work through the issues you may be having, to understand yourself better, improve your relationships and to work towards leading a more fulfilling life.
I offer an integrative approach to counselling. I was originally trained in the Person Centred approach to Counselling which is a therapy which can help you to identify and explore your issues and to gain a greater understanding and acceptance of yourself, to work towards making the personal changes you hope to make and to move forward in your life. This training underpins the counselling relationship I will offer you.
I also have training in and incorporate other thereaupetic techniques where appropriate with my clients for instance such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy techniques to help identify and change negative thinking patterns and behaviours and Compassion Focused Therapy which can help you to be kinder to yourself and to improve your self-esteem. I also have training in Schema Therapy which is a longer term therapy which can help you to tackle enduring issues and patterns within your life and relationships and can be very helpful where you have experienced difficulties in childhood.
I am an accredited Alcohol and Drugs Counsellor with over 6 years experience in this area (as an Alcohol Counsellor with the Glasgow Council on Alcohol).I also have specialist experience and training in Bereavement Counselling (with Cruse), and Employee Counselling (East Dunbartonshire Council).
Alongside my business partner we run our own organisation 'Thrive Counselling Scotland': www.thrivecounsellingscotland.co.uk Please note we do not work with children or couples.
Training, qualifications & experience
Thrive Counselling Cumbernauld- Director-2016 to present-coordinating the Cumbernauld branch of 'Thrive Counselling Scotland'
Glasgow Council on Alcohol- Part Time Alcohol Counsellor in Glasgow East End-2015-Present-Delivering counselling across Glasgow East End and City Centre, supporting trainee alcohol counsellors and facilitating training workshops for counsellors.
Volunteer Alcohol Counsellor 2011-2015
COSCA- Recognition Scheme Development Officer- 2015 to April 2017-Coordinating a quality assurance scheme for Counselling Organisations across Scotland.
Welfare Advisor/ Employee Counsellor- East Dunbartonshire Council 2014-2015
The Wynd Counselling Service- Volunteer Counsellor 2013-2016
Glasgow University- Placement Student Counsellor- 2015
Cruse Bereavement Care- Volunteer Counsellor- 2012-2015
Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy (Stirling University) (2015)
BA Psychology Honours First Class- Strathclyde University 2006
Schema Therapy-ACT Counselling Services 2017
Trauma Informed Practice 2017
Anger Management 2017
Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic Disorder 2017
Drugs Awareness Training 2016
Mindfulness Foundation Certificate 2015
Mentally Healthy Workplace Training for Trainers 2015
Coaching for Counsellors Certificate 2015
Compassion Focused Therapy Certificate 2015
SCOTACS Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Toolkit- Centre of Therapy 2012
Advanced Alcohol Awareness Certificate 2011
Accredited Alcohol Counsellor (Glasgow Council on Alcohol)
CBCS Specialist Module in Bereavement and Loss (Cruse/COSCA) 2012
ASSIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills 2011
Utlising Relationships to Aid Recovery
COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate 2011
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Photos & videos
£35 per session.
£20 per online session.
I am also a trainee Counselling Supervisor and can offer free supervision at present.
Alongside my business partner Gwen McKerrell at 'Thrive' we are presently available to offer individual Counselling in the following areas: myself within Cumbernauld (Town Centre) during weekday evenings and Wednesday daytime-evenings, and Wed-Thursday early mornings between 8 and 10am and my colleague within Glasgow, Paisley and Cumbernauld (weekday evenings and weekends).
Please contact myself either via email or telephone for a free no obligation confidential chat regarding the service or to set up an initial counselling session.
If I am unavailable please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evenings, Wednesday daytimes-evenings, and early AM Wed/Thu 8-10am available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|