Kevin Coyle, Addictions Therapist
The Centre Of Therapy
8 Newton Place
I have 12 years experience working in the field of mental health, most recently doing RMN and CBT work for the last five years within Addiction Services, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
My view is that an addiction need not be to a substance but to any behaviour that we use habitually to change the way we feel. This can be a good thing, for example we may have a desire to connect with other human beings to feel accepted, to pursue physical activities that help us feel better about ourselves and our bodies and to work towards the achievement of goals that improve our life.
However, sometimes the feelings we develop in these areas can be negative through our use of unhelpful thoughts and behaviours that can get in the way of our developing more useful ways to view problems and cope with them. With empathy and compassion, I can help you look at these unhelpful aspects in a non-judgemental way and explore alternative ways to cope. At every step of the way, I will be collaborative and not prescriptive, helping you think more about who you are and why you think, feel and behave the way you do.
My background is in working with people who have chosen to use substances to help cope with their emotions. Through feedback from clients, I have found that my compassion and empathy are what helps me connect with people. Through first focusing on the shared human experience and developing a compassionate understanding of how we have come to this point in our lives, we have a basis to explore the maladaptive aspects of ourselves and new ways to develop ourselves and grow.
I use a cognitive behavioural approach which provides a framework in therapy to understand how your thoughts, emotions and behavioural interact. After understanding this, we can look at how you would like to change this interaction to achieve your therapeutic goals. The first session will be used for us to explore the reasons you have come to therapy and define the goals you would like to achieve. The following sessions will be used to look at your thinking and behaviour so that you can change the way you feel.
Sessions are normally weekly but this can be adjusted to suit your needs depending on our schedules. My usual working week is Tue-Wed, 6-8pm and Thu, 9-5pm.
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or if you would like to make an appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
2011, Mental Health Nursing Degree
2013, Post Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
2015, Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Groupwork
2016, Training in Compassionate Resilience Therapy with Deborah Lee
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Family issues
- 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
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
£40 per 50 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tue-Wed, 6-8pm, Thu, 9-5pm