1 Esk Walk
Hi I'm Jenny and I am available for one to one Counselling sessions in Cumbernauld (Cornerstone House, Town Centre) during Weekdays (I am available on Monday evenings -limited availability- and Thursday daytime-evening) .
Are you struggling to cope with a particular issue? Perhaps you are feeling anxious or low and feel that you may be lacking in confidence and self-esteem?
Maybe you are trying to change unwanted habits and are tired of repeating the same old patterns which bring you pain, upset and loss?
You may not feel listened to or able to talk to others in your life about how you are feeling, and are looking for a safe place to talk more freely and to come to understand yourself more fully.
Talking about yourself and your feelings may be as familar as Cumbernauld is to a rainy day or it may be totally unfamilar and scary even 'alien' to you and a daunting prospect.
Wherever you are at with your issues and yourself, I am dedicated to offering you a place where you feel safe, accepted ,are not judged and feel able at your own pace to open up and explore your issues.
I utilise a Person Centred approach to Counselling which is a therapy which can help you to identify and explore your issues, to gain a greater understanding and acceptance of yourself, to work towards making the personal changes you desire and to lead a more fulfilling life.
I also incorporate other thereaupetic techniques where appropriate with my clients for instance such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy techniques to help manage anxiety and address negative thinking patterns .
I am an accredited Alcohol and Drugs Counsellor with over 4 years experience in this area (as an Alcohol Counsellor with the Glasgow Council on Alcohol). With the GCA i presently offer Alcohol Counselling 3 days per week in community based settings within Barrowfield, Parkhead and Shettleston.
I also have specialist experience and training in Bereavement Counselling, (through Cruse Bereavement Care), Student Counselling (on placement as a student counsellor at Glasgow University) and Employee Counselling (Employee Counsellor at East Dunbartonshire Council).
Some of the issues/areas I may be able to help you with that I worked with previously include:
Life changes or events such as a Bereavement,
Mental Health issues such as Depression and Anxiety disorders,
Mood related issues such as Low mood, anxiety and Anger issues
Achieving Personal Goals or making desired Changes,
Addictions (such as Alcohol/Drugs/Gambling)
Supporting loved ones with addiction
Understanding and Accepting yourself more fully,
Building Confidence and Self Esteem,
Changing negative thinking patterns
Building Resilience and Coping Skills,
Work related issues and stress
Trauma and Abuse
I am a Counsellor member with COSCA and I work within the boundaries of their 'Statement of Ethics and Codes of Practice: www.cosca.org.uk
I am passionate about the safe and ethical delivery of Counselling in Scotland .
I also work part time with COSCA overseeing the Recognition Scheme for Organisations which is a quality assurance scheme for Counselling, Psychotherapy and Counselling Skills Organisations in Scotland of which 26 Organisations are presently members.
Alongside my business partner we have recently set up our own organisation 'Thrive Counselling Scotland': www.thrivecounsellingscotland.co.uk
I can offer Weekday Evening Sessions presently on Mondays and Thursdays daytimes and evenings.
I am able to see you either weekly or fortnightly for as long as we both feel you may need (which may be short or longer term as you require).
Please note I do not work with children or couples.
Training, qualifications & experience
Thrive Counselling Scotland- Director-2016 to present
Glasgow Council on Alcohol- Part Time Alcohol Counsellor in Glasgow East End 2015 to present.
Glasgow Council on Alcohol-Quality Assessments Group-2017-
Volunteer Alcohol Counsellor 2011-2015
COSCA- Recognition Scheme Development Officer- 2015 to present (part time)
Welfare Advisor/ Employee Counsellor- East Dunbartonshire Council 2014-2015
The Wynd Counselling Service- Volunteer Counsellor 2013-2016
Glasgow University- Trainee Student Counselor- 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
Treating Generalised Anxiety 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 CBT 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
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Photos & videos
£35 per session.
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 weekdays presently Mondays evenings and Thursday daytime-evenings 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|
Weekday Evenings Mondays (limited) and Thursday daytimes-evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|