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B.Ed(Hons), Dip Couns, MBACP (Registered)

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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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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.

When I work

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

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

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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