Britta Schuessler MA, Registered MBACP (accred)
My name is Britta Schuessler and I have been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist since 2003. I have also practicing mindfulness for over 25 years. I use an integrative approach to therapy and mindfulness to support you to address your issues in a safe way so you can begin to relax, change and enjoy your life more.
I provide counselling and trauma therapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. My aim is to enable you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
At present I have a room near the town centre of Stirling, 5 minutes walk from the Thistle shopping centre. I am open to discuss home visits for people, who have great mobility problems.
Unfortunately due to the high numbers of long term clients I have at present I can only offer you spaces on my courses. To maximise your learning and comfort, I keep the size of my groups very small. The maximum number of participants in my courses is six people.
A six week Mindfulness course will start in April 2019
Please go to my website for more information!
(See link at top of page)
Here is what clients have said about me (printed with their permission):
When I started to work with Britta, my life was mostly determined by anxiety caused by unprocessed trauma. I was desperate and felt like I am not living my life anymore. Britta helped me to find back to my myself without being afraid of it anymore. She helped me to understand the pattern of my motivation and we uncovered the world inside of me, with all the different parts that define a person and especially those, that were ignored and caused over time this unbalance I found myself in. What I most liked about working with Britta is that she finds the EXACTLY right way to approach you, no matter what. She knows so many different techniques that I always felt comfortable! (Kristina U., July 2017)
Britta has literally turned my life around. I had been struggling with stress and anxiety for such a long time that I was sceptical that anything or anyone could help me.It took time and courage for me to make that step and I only wish that I had did so sooner because I feel like the old me again after only a few months worth of sessions. Britta has provided me with tools and techniques that I'll be able to use for the rest of my life to keep my stress and anxiety at bay. I won't hesitate to use Britta again in the future. (Robert, Falkirk, May 2017)
"I worked with Britta for a few months during a time of high anxiety and in order to help process some previous traumas. Her calm, caring and professional manner enabled me to adopt a calmer and more pragmatic approach to work and life. I have been able to step off the emotional rollercoaster I was on and am now much happier and more confident. I saw my time with Britta as an investment in myself and my future and would not hesitate to return to her in the future or to recommend her to others." (Gillian Macadam, Alloa, November 2016)
"Britta has helped me to come to terms with the trauma and stress of losing a loved one. I feel I am now much stronger and more able to cope with life's challenges thanks to Britta. I found her approach to be empathetic, non-judgemental, supportive and encouraging. She employed a range of techniques and methods to deal with the different problems I am facing and has given me the necessary tools to help me to continue to improve in the future." (Stuart Gibson, Tillicoultry, October 2016)
"Britta is a wonderful (wise!) woman who helped me throughout a difficult period of anxiety and relationship issues. She puts people at ease, she is a great listener, and the best thing for me is her ability to steer conversations and pick up on what's important to help people. She is not fanatical about any particular approach - we tried different therapies and sometimes I even just went in and talked. Her experience and calm nature make her an ideal counsellor and I would heartily recommend her to anyone. " (Steven, Stirling May 2016)
"I began to work with Britta Schuessler last summer when I was suffering from depression and anxiety. We decided that my recurrent low mood came from old trauma and not just from a recent bereavement.
Britta offered me the opportunity to use her somatic techniques for clearing trauma and I found this to be most effective.The method is non intrusive and feels very safe as it is based on breathing and listening to the body rather than on conversation. The body goes at its own pace and is not threatened.
I found the process to be deeply relaxing as well as illuminating.
Over a surprisingly short period of time first my depression lifted and then my anxiety cleared. I can highly recommend Britta Schuessler as a therapist. " (Jenny, Glasgow February 2016)
"Britta was always the professional , great to work with, made me feel so relaxed, easy to communicate with. Britta is a great listener and really understood me. I would definitely recommend Britta in a heartbeat." Debbie Young, Glasgow (2013)
I am also a life coach with several years of experience running group work on issues like:
- How to deal with your anger?
- Stress and anxiety
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in advanced CRM, 2015
Certificate in CBT Toolkit 2014
Certificate in Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM), 2013
Certificate in Brainspotting Phase 1 & 2, 2013
Certificate in Psychotherapy and Positive Psychology, 2011
Certificate in Coaching, 2011
Diploma in Person Centred Therapy (PCT), 2005
Certificate in Bereavement Counselling 2003
Counselling Skills 2002
- Deep Brain Reorientation (Frank Corrigan) 2018
- Mindfulness (Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield) 2018
- Family constellations 2018
- Focusing 2017
- Working with Guilt and Shame (Deirdre Fay) 2016
- Becoming Safely Embodied (Deirdre Fay) 2016
- Self Empowerment 2014
- Working with clients who have experienced Trauma 2014
- TRE & Somatic Experiencing (Introduction) 2013
- ASIST 2013
- Motivational Interviewing 2012
- Group Therapy Skills 2012
- Mental Health First Aid 2011
- Working with Survivors of Sexual Abuse 2010
- Support after Sudden and Violent Death 2009
- Focusing 2008
- Managing Change 2007
- Problem Solving 2007
- Working with Anger 2004
- 5 years as a bereavement counsellor for Cruse Bereavement Care Glasgow
- 2 years as a sessional counsellor in the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice
- 7 years of work for Victim Support Glasgow
- 4 years as an alcohol counsellor for Glasgow Council on Alcohol
- 3 years as a generic counsellor for the Tom Alan Centre, Glasgow
- 25 years of Mindfulness practice
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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I offer FREE initial assessments.
They are an opportunity for you to find out, if I am the right person for you and whether the way I work will suit you.
£50 for a talking therapy session or 1:1 coaching.
These sessions are an hour long.
£75 for 1.5 hours for body-based trauma therapy. (Have a look at Any further information for why this might be a good choice for you)
If you are unemployed, on benefits or really struggle with your finances, please talk to me, if you think you cannot afford my rates.
Body-based trauma therapy
I offer this type of therapy alternatively to the usual talking therapy, because in my experience I have found that often talking about the problems or reframing them cognitively, does not completely solve them. And sometimes it does not even seem to make any difference, no matter how well you understand what has caused your problems or what you could do differently. This is because often the underlying issue and cause for the problem is trauma. Trauma comes from Greek and literally means 'wound'. Trauma is a psychological or emotional wound that has not healed. It is encapsulated in us. Trauma cannot be resolved by talking about it, because trauma is held in the body and in parts of the brain that are not associated with language and cognitive thinking.
I use an approach that is body-based and also uses neuro-scientific understanding of our mind and brain. It is a profound approach to healing our deepest wounds. If you want to find out, if trauma might be the cause of your problems or if you would like to learn more about the approach I use, go to my website www.brittaschuesslertherapies.com.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Sorry I do not have any spaces at the moment for one-to one counselling. If you suffer from anxiety, stress or depression maybe have a look at the courses I offer on my website.
Types of client