Alison Gallacher, COSCA Accredited.
The Connal Building
34 West George Street
I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I am a fully accredited member of COSCA. I work within their ethical framework.
I work with individuals, couples and families.
There are times in life when things can get too much, stress at work, relationships break up, we suffer losses and grief and can at times begin to feel overwhelmed. This can leave us feeling anxious about aspects of life. Counselling can be a real support and benefit at these times.
It takes a lot of courage to take the first step to begin counselling. I would aim to support you through the counselling process at a pace that would help you.
I like to work with an integrative approach in my counselling sessions. This may include a Person Centred , CBT or Psychodynamic approach in the counselling session. I find this helps me respond to the needs of my client. I strive to offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for my clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications:
I have a:
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Certificate in Couples Counselling.
- Master’s Degree in Psychology and Education
I undertake regular, continuous professional learning to keep my skills up to date. Recently, these have included:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Counselling Couples and Families : A Person-Centred Approach.
- Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Assessment of Suicide and its prevention
I am registered on the Private Practice Register and work with EAP Clients.
I am registered under the Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme (Protection of Vulnerable Groups)
I am registered with the General Teaching Council (GTC).
I have a wide range of experience working with individuals and couples in a variety of settings. Currently most of my work is within my own private practice but I have also worked within various counselling agencies and currently volunteer as a counsellor within the Scottish Prison Service. I have experience of working with EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) clients.
As well as running my own private counselling practice, I teach part-time on the HNC Counselling course in a further education college.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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My fees are £40 per individual hourly session.
Student and low income discounts may be available on request.
Couple Counselling is £50 per hour or £65 per hour and a half.
Family Counselling is £65 per hour and a half.
Where to find me:
I work in Southside of Glasgow and in Glasgow City Centre
My southside and city centre practices provide a safe, private space.
My southside practice has free on street parking. It is conveniently situated for public transport with the nearest train station 5 minutes away.
The Glasgow City Centre practice is based in West George Street (Next to Queen Street Station).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work weekdays and some evenings. Please contact me to check availability. Skype Sessions and Home Visits may be available upon request.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|