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About me

I provide counselling to adults and young people 16+yrs. Currently appointments available Mons or Fri. Due to Covid restrictions Video Call sessions possible.

As a Person Centred Counsellor and EMDR Therapist, I will work with you on whatever issues you bring to counselling, these might include things like anxiety, panic attacks, depression, relationship and family issues including separation and divorce, child and domestic abuse, addictions, low self esteem, bereavement, anger management or eating disorders. Sometimes people cannot name what is wrong, but just feel an emptiness. Often people struggle with multiple issues simultaneously.

I also offer Counselling Supervision to Counsellors and to those working in support services who require support that is additional to line management.

I offer sessions in West Dunbartonshire area using Ben View Resource Centre premises near Dumbarton Centre. There is parking nearby and ramp entry, however, counselling room is on 1st floor and there is no lift available. However, it is possible to access a ground floor if required.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an accredited Counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred.)
I have completed:
Diploma in Counselling- an in-depth Counselling Training in the Person Centred Approach, 2000
Certificate in Counselling Supervision,
COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills. 1998

I am a qualified EMDR and Comprehensive Resource Model Therapist, these are therapeutic approaches often beneficial in the processing of trauma experiences or where emotions are experienced as highly charged e.g.panic attacks

My experience includes working extensively with people who have experienced Trauma including Childhood Sexual Abuse and Adult Rape. People often bring to Counselling issues such as Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Depression, Stress and Relationships. I have also previously worked regularly with Young People and those who experience Gender dysphoria including Gender Identity issues.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Having completed the Person Centred Counselling Supervision Course I offer Counselling Supervision to Counsellors and other professionals wishing support that is outwith their line management .

Therapies offered

  • EMDR
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy


Individual Counselling £45.00 per 50-55 minute session.
Counselling Supervision £45.00 per hour


Mondays or Fridays via Video call

Ben View Resource Centre
Strathleven Place
West Dunbartonshire
G82 1BA

Key details

Sign language
Other languages None
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.

Ground floor room possible, ramp at entrance

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I offer Counselling Supervision from a Person Centred Perspective.

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Gillian Ferguson (MBACP accred)

Gillian Ferguson (MBACP accred)