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 us through these tough times.
I am committed to supporting you through the counselling process at the pace that suits you best. I have a wide range of experience of helping clients with issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, loss and bereavement and relationship issues. I work with both individuals and couples.
I know that it takes a lot of courage to take the first step to come to counselling. 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 will provide a safe and confidential space for you to talk.
I am an experienced Counsellor and a fully accredited member of COSCA, whose ethical framework I adhere to.
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
- Career counselling
- 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. 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|