Mairi Gillies - MGTHERAPY Counselling / CBT (BACP Accredited)

Mairi Gillies - MGTHERAPY Counselling / CBT   (BACP Accredited)

40 Kelvingrove Street
G3 7RZ

0771 9796 131

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About me

I am Mairi Gillies and I've been working as a psychological therapist / counsellor for over 20 years. I worked in the mental health field for 12 years in the Priory Hospital Glasgow as a senior therapist / counsellor working with clients experiencing depression, stress and anxiety-related problems and also specialised in the eating disorders programme for a period of 2 years. I also provided the therapy service to Central Scotland Police /  Police Scotland for 11 years and continue to work with the Scottish Fire and Rescue service working with a range of issues from personal problems to traumatic incidents. 

I completed my training in 2001 and am Accredited with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I undertake a minimum of 30 hours CPD per year and receive monthly supervision.

I set up private practice in 2009 in attractive premises in a central and easily accessed location. The sessions cost £45 - £50. I work predominantly with stress-related issues, mood and depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, relationship difficulties, obsessive traits, bereavement, eating disorders, anger management, assertiveness training, low self esteem and confidence issues.

The counselling sessions are interactive and adapted to individual need and presentation. I work in an integrative manner using CBT tools where applicable to accompany dialogue and help address negative and irrational thought patterns. My aim to make the sessions as relaxed and helpful as possible and having a wide range of experience of different problems is an advantage. The goal is always to improve what has been a difficult situation and to ultimately help provide either effective coping strategies or to make comprehensive changes to the problem. Dealing with the areas which are causing stress and distress is more personally rewarding than ignoring the problem that perhaps is just not going away.Talking therapies have been highly endorsed to help alleviate personal distress or difficulty, and with the right help this can be achieved.

Please do get in touch if you would like more information and I'd be more than happy to arrange an appointment. I also offer a no-charge 30 min introductory session if you would prefer, which offers an opportunity to discuss the potential of counselling.

I am also Registered with BUPA and AVIVA Insurance Companies.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered General Nurse - Edinburgh / Glasgow

Registered Midwife - Aberdeen

Assistant Manager - Residential Drug Project

pg Human Resource Management Diploma - Glasgow

pg Person Centered Counselling Diploma - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

CBT Training - Priory Hospital Glasgow

EMDR Training - London / Edinburgh

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


£45 - £50 (1 - 1.25 hours)

Further information

More information is available on my web page

If you would like to meet for a brief (30 min) informal chat prior to arranging a session, please contact me on the above details.

Alternatively, please call / email to arrange an appointment or for further discussion.

Maps & Directions

Glasgow, G3 7RZ

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I am available all day and early evening Mondays to Fridays.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme