Hi, I am Aga. I know how difficult it is to reach out for support and how bumpy our personal journey can be at times.
I am an experienced counsellor and I have worked with a variety of issues including trauma, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, bereavement, self-harm, relationship issues and stress.
I believe that the key in my therapeutic work is simply being there for you with an open heart and mind. Being fully present means meeting you and your life's journey with empathy and compassion, because I know from the experience how powerful it can be to feel really seen and understood.
My own life experiences shaped me as a person and made me become a counsellor. I feel I can relate on a deep level to someone, who may be facing struggle and emotional pain.
I am warm and friendly and this helps people to feel at ease with me.
I can offer an empathetic and open therapeutic approach. I work in a convenient location in Glasgow City Centre. I aim to create a safe and welcoming space, where you can explore any issues or difficulties that are affecting you.
I work in a person-centred way, that recognises and values each person as an unique individual. You will have time and space to process your feelings in a peaceful and non-judgmental environment.
Training, qualifications & experience
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Postgraduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling at the University of Strathclyde
In my counselling career, I have worked in many settings including St Margeret's Hospice, Ayrshire Hospice, Cardonald College and the Tom Allan Centre in Glasgow. I also worked in an EAP agency offering work place counselling. Currently, I am supporting and mentoring students at the University of the West of Scotland.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Appointments are available during the week as well as on Saturdays. I also offer evening appointments.
Please do not hesitate to contact me so we can arrange the time and day that is most convenient to you. I am happy to answer all the questions you may have about counselling.