Louise Guy MBACP (Sen Accred)
Well Being Centre
Carmondean Business Units
Carmondean South Road
I see individual adults for both short and long term counselling or psychotherapy. The type and length of therapy will depend on what you are seeking. My background is in education, social services and the NHS. It is quite common for clients to start by seeing me once a week but I am quite flexible and some long term clients decide they wish to come only once a month or so. Many clients have issues that can be helped in 6 to 10 sessions - we will discuss this at the first, assessment session. Other clients have more complex issues and want to leave the number of sessions open. My website has some more information about the way I work.
Deciding to approach a therapist is not easy. I can be contacted by email which I check several times a day usually. When you phone my mobile, you are most likely to reach my voicemail which is checked at least once a day usually.
Actually coming to the first session can be quite daunting. I work from a business centre where there is a variety of businesses that people visit. This gives a measure of anonymity to the purpose of your visit. The receptionists are always warned when someone new is coming to see me and they can show you where to sit while you wait for me. I will collect you from reception and take you to my office.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accreditated senior therapist registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and hold graduate membership of the British Psychological Society. I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy - which means I can use different ways of working with you depending on what you need. I have been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist in West Lothian since 1993. Part of my work is with companies who want to offer their employees time limited counselling and I have seen clients from government agencies, local authorities, the third sector and private companies. The other part of my work is with clients who have self-referred - when you phone me, we can discuss whether I would be someone that could help. My clients have come from a variety of backgrounds - shop assistant, nurse, driver, prison officer, accountant, social worker, lecturer, people working in call centres and on assembly lines are some examples.
MSc Medicinal Chemistry
BSc (Hons) Science
BA (Hons) Psychology
PG Certificate in Education
PG Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
Certificate in Faith Accompaniment (Ignatian Spirituality)
- and a passion for meerkats.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life coaching and mentoring. Retirement and aging issues.
£45 for a 50 minute session.
The room I use has full disabled access and the building has disabled facilities. There is free parking immediately outside the building and overflow car parking to the rear of the building.
The business center is easily accessible from the M8 - follow the signs for Deans and then for Carmondean Centre. The business units are opposite Carmondean Health Centre and on the same side of the road as St Peters Church. Take the road down the side of the church, past the nursery and turn right. The Well Being Centre is in the middle of the brick building. There is a variety of buses that pass through the Carmondean.
I only work with single adults over 18 years.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday. My first session is 10.00 a.m. My last session starts at 5.30 p.m.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer a model of holistic supervision that is not modality based. In addition and because I believe that accreditation is a useful next step in the development of the experienced practitioner, I offer support and mentoring to a supervisee during the accreditation process.View supervision profile