Amber Pipsky MBACP
I aim to offer a safe space for you to explore anything that is creating concern for you. Struggling with something difficult in life can often be the starting point for new learning and new ways forward.
I work with intuition, compassion and optimism, using your experiences and whatever you find most meaningful to light the way. I start from the beliefs that you are unique, and have had a life experience different from anyone else and that there is no one right way to be, we are all capable of choosing the best answers for ourselves. I don't see this as a clinical exercise, more of a genuine human encounter, where your experiences and way of looking at the world are central to finding the best ways forward for you. I will help you work closely with your emotions, beliefs and ideas, using these to guide our work together. Sometimes we will look at where you have come from, sometimes where you want to get to, often at where you are right now.
I work from my home in Lenzie, and in the Glasgow Kelvingrove area, depending on which is more convenient, and can offer daytime, evening and sometimes Saturday am appointments. Please see my website or contact me for more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PG Diploma in Counselling and Supervision (2003) (Kinharvie, Glasgow)
- Certificate in Individual Supervision of Counsellors (2014)
- Daring WayTM Facilitator (CDWF) (2014-2017)
- Emotion Focused Therapy (levels 1 & 2)(Strathclyde University) (2013)
- Relationship Counselling (Edinburgh Gestalt Institute) (2013)
- Certificate in Couple Counselling (Relationship Scotland) (2017)
- Registered Member of BACP (Current)
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency (2011)
- Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (1991) (Jordanhill College, Glasgow)
- Registered General Nurse (1987) (John Radcliffe, Oxford) (not currently registered)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a particular interest in difficult childhood experiences, existential issues and relationships.
I trained as Daring WayTM facilitator in 2014, and can offer a deep understanding of experiences of shame, connection, authenticity and vulnerability; see my website for more information.
I offer a 30 minute initial session by phone at no cost.
After that it's £45 for each session, lasting one hour, with some time spent at the end considering future arrangements. This rate applies to individuals and couples.
Payment is by cash or cheque, I have no facilities for handling card payments.
Some reduced fees are possible if you have a low income. These are limited, so please mention this when you contact me so that I can be clear if I can offer a place at this time. Reduction is offered on a sliding scale (£30-£40), according to what you can afford. I will generally only be able to offer reduced rates for daytime appointments (11-3)
I can work by Skype or FaceTime if you have access to a stong internet connection.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available Thursdays and Fridays in Glasgow, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Lenzie
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I see supervision as a vital and dynamic process, essential to providing both the respectful holding of clients, and to support and care for the counsellor.