Gail McMurdo BA, PGDip, Dip. Couns.

Gail McMurdo BA, PGDip, Dip. Couns.

West Lothian

07771 591937

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About me

Hi I understand it can be difficult to take the first step when you are looking for help and support. Counselling is on a weekly basis. Meeting each week will give you the space and time to talk through your difficulties and help you understand your situation more clearly.

I have been working as a counsellor and trainer for over 10 years. I am a member of and accredited trainer with COSCA (The Scottish Counselling Body). I work part time teaching on the COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills course. I am professional and work within COSCA codes of practice and ethical framework.

I have experience of working with people on a variety of issues including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Stress
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Anger
  • Abuse.

I qualified initially in community education. I trained as a person centred counsellor but also use cognitive behaviour techniques. In the last two years as part of my continuous professional development i have completed the following training courses:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Toolkit
  • ASSIST suicide prevention
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Mindfulness
  • Certificate in Couple Counselling

Training, qualifications & experience

  • B A Community Education
  • Post Grad Teaching Qualification Further Education
  • Diploma In Person Centred Counselling 2005
  • COSCA Accredited Trainer 2007
  • Counselling Supervision Course

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£40 per hour (individual)
£60 per hour (couples)

Further information

If you require further information view my website:

Maps & Directions

Livingston, EH54

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 flexible. I have some day time and evening appointments

Types of client

Young people
Older adults