About me

My name is Gary Owen and I am a Psychodynamic Counsellor. I offer counselling for individuals and couples.

My practice is called Hopesprings CTC and is based in our suite of offices at Tron House, Quarrywood Court in Livingston, West Lothian. We have a team of counsellors with a range of expertise and experience. Every member of our team holds either BACP or COSCA membership. Each is fully qualified, insured and works within the guidelines set down by national governing bodies.

Appointments are available during evenings, some day times and limited times at weekends.

First consultation is free of charge.

Training, qualifications & experience

B.Ed (Hons) - Jordanhill College, Glasgow.
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling - Strathclyde University.
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling - The Garnethill Centre, Glasgow.
Post Graduate Certificate in Autism - Strathclyde Univ.
Member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
Member of the Scottish Association of Psychodynamic Counsellors.

Member of the BACP Private Practice Executive Committee

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


Additional information

£45.00 (for individuals) per 50 minute session.
£55.00 (for couples) per 50 minute session
Some discounts available in cases of financial hardship.


Weekdays 11am - 7pm. Saturday mornings 9am - 1pm

Hopesprings Counselling, Therapy & Consultancy
Tron House
Quarrywood Court
West Lothian
EH54 6AZ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Gareth Owen

Gareth Owen