Hi, I'm Rhianna and I'm a Person-Centred Counsellor.
I understand that it can be difficult to know what to look for in a counsellor so I have written about how I chose a counsellor for myself that might help you in your search for the right person in the "Further Info" section at the bottom of the page.
Let me tell you a wee bit about how I got into counselling. I studied Psychology as soon as I left school as I thought I wanted to be a Psychologist. After graduating and spending years working in retail and feeling lost, I retrained as a Nail Technician and started my own business. It wasn't until one of my clients said that coming to see me was like going to see a therapist. And that was my Eureka! moment, I had never thought of it before but it made so much sense. I have always been a good listener and people have always fascinated me. Friends, family and work associates throughout my life have always described me as considerate, thoughtful and non-judgemental. Only recently did I realise these qualities could be used to benefit others. I trained as a person-centred therapist so that I could help others in an effective, safe and certain way. I am fully qualified and a registered member of the BACP.
I have particular interest in working with people with anxiety and young people. Anxiety is something that can be worked through and managed; it does not need to be permanent.
My clients have told me in the past that I am easy to trust and they felt safe as soon as they met me.
A little bit about my journey with anxiety;
I was always anxious when I was growing up. I always thought it was something that I had to fight against and overcome on my own. I found out through study and seeing a person-centred counsellor that what I needed to do was find out what my anxiety was trying to do for me, what purpose was it trying to serve. Once I uncovered that information I gradually became less anxious and more excited about life because I understood myself better and could make more sense out of my reactions and behaviour.
Now my life is a lot more enjoyable and less stressful, if I ever feel anxiety I know what is happening and I know I can help myself. I love to spend my time reading, writing, drawing and talking to people.
I meet my clients in my Consultation room in the City Centre of Glasgow.
If you would like to meet with me please phone, send me an email or a text so we can arrange a time and a day that is suitable for both of us.
I look forward to hearing from you.
And if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask :)
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been seeing clients in my private practice in the City Centre of Glasgow since July 2016.
I also work once a week as a Volunteer Counsellor at Stepping Stones in Clydebank and have been there since January 2015.
I have a Certificate of Attendance for the Management of Actual or Potential Aggression Foundation Programme (2016).
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow (2015).
I have a National Certificate in Counselling from the Glasgow Clyde College (2014).
I am a member of the BACP.
I have a Master of Arts, Honours Degree in Psychology (2:1) from the University of Dundee (2006).
I have a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of St Andrews in Human Physiology (2004).
I have worked as a Trainee Counsellor for Crisis in Erskine from December 2014 until February 2016.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- 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
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Standard fee is £40.
I offer a reduced rate for the first meeting of £27 (2/3 of the price).
Student fee is £36
I offer a reduced rate for the first meeting of £24 (2/3 of the price).
All payments are in cash.
If you are on a low income please get in touch and we can discuss a lower rate for you.
This is just a little advice, if you would like it - on how I chose my therapist. I recommend these steps in no particular order and also it is not necessary to do all these steps either. You might just see a name and a picture and go with that, these tips are if you are struggling to narrow your search.
What kind of therapy are you looking for?
If you are unsure of the therapies available to you - have a look through the therapies offered within your area and then type them into the Google search bar.
Have a read about each of the therapies and try to get a feel for them - Do they sound good or bad to you?
You can also watch video's of therapy sessions to help you get a clearer picture of how the different therapies work.
Type a kind of therapy into Youtube's search bar and a demo video will hopefully be available for you to watch.
I would look at their prices and see if price determines your choice.
I would look at the photo's and see if you get a good vibe off of the photo or the blurb then that is a good sign. Especially if it made me smile or laugh :)
If the person seemed like my kind of a person then I would get in touch with them.
I hope that helps any :)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available for appointments during the week and I can also make weekend appointments if necessary.
Types of client