Hello, my name is Aelrid. I am a counsellor based in the Southside of Glasgow.
I work from home, which allows flexibility in when I can see you. This has also enabled me to create a space that I feel is comfortable and calming, where I hope you will feel welcomed and safe to begin exploring what you would like to work on.
Whether you are looking for short-term therapy (4-6 weeks) or longer-term counselling, I offer a working relationship that is safe, compassionate, boundaried and confidential.
I will work with people of any gender, race, age, sexuality, class or religion.
I welcome initial contact by phone call or email, where I’ll be happy to answer questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training has been specifically focused on Relationship Counselling, which means I am qualified to work with both couples and individuals.
I have an integrative approach, using both psychodynamic and systemic practices.
Psychodynamic theory is really the belief that our childhoods, particularly how we attach to our caregivers, impact who we are today and how we connect to others. Trying to understand this all a bit better can really alleviate some of the issues we carry and bring to counselling.
Systemic theory is also known as family therapy. It encourages us to look outwith ourselves, considering the influence that family, community and our environment has in recovery and our psychological health.
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Diploma in Relationship Counselling - Relationship Scotland / Edinburgh Napier University
Certificate in Counselling Skills - Glasgow University
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual session - £45
Couple session - £60
If the fee for counselling is difficult for you, please talk to me about this and we can discuss the possibility of a reduced fee.