Alison Gallacher, COSCA Accredited.
Hello, my name is Alison.
I know that 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 feel anxious, overwhelmed or depressed. Life doesn't always run as smoothly as we would like and counselling can be a way of helping you through these tough times. I will support you through the counselling process at a pace that would help you. I am committed to my clients and helping them through the counselling process. I work with both individuals and couples.
I have a wide range of experience of helping clients with issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, loss and bereavement and relationship issues. I can help you to look at some of the reasons for negative thinking patterns or addictive behaviours. I believe that self-care is crucial to our mental health and will help you to prioritise this for yourself.
Some people come to counselling because something has happened to them or some strategy has stopped working. Counselling can be a real benefit at these times. I understand that it takes a lot of courage to take the first step to come to counselling. I provide a safe and confidential space for you to talk.
I use an integrative approach in my counselling sessions in order to find the approach that will help you the most. This may involve a Person-Centred, CBT or Psychodynamic approach. I find this helps me respond to the needs of my clients.
I am an experienced Counsellor and a fully accredited member of COSCA, whose ethical framework I adhere to.
Training, qualifications & experience
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.
My clients tell me that they feel listened to and have been helped to make positive steps to help deal with some of the difficulties they are facing.
As well as running my own private counselling practice, I teach part-time on the HNC Counselling course in a further education college.
Training and Qualifications:
I am trained in an integrative counselling approach which means that I can use a way that best suits you. I have training in working with couples and families. 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)
Areas of counselling I deal with
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My fees are £40 per individual hourly session.
Some student and low income discounts may be available on request.
Couple Counselling is £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. I aim to respond within 24 hours on weekdays. Skype Sessions and Home Visits may be available upon request.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|