Catriona Harper. PGDip CBT Counselling & Groupwork (MBACP)
The Lomond Clinic
55-56 West Clyde Street
Argyll And Bute
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Counsellor, offering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person Centred and Solution Focused Brief Therapy(SFBT). I offer confidential face to face, telephone and Internet counselling. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP), a Counsellor member of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA), an Accredited Pregnancy and Infant Loss counsellor and I am on the accredited register with the professional standards authority.
I realise looking through pages of information can be quite daunting. I am more than happy to offer a free, confidential no obligation 20 minute telephone consultation to talk through any concerns or queries you may have. If you then feel that you would like to have a session with me, we can arrange a time to suit you. Sessions last 50 minutes and are normally weekly to begin with, then as your symptoms lesson you may choose to move to fortnightly sessions.
More about me.
I have many clients dealing with issues including anxiety, depression, low moods, phobias, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, guilt, anger, low self-esteem and low confidence. Often clients have anxiety around social situations such as public speaking, board meetings and family/social gatherings. This can impact on holidays, family life and work.
I have over 9 years experience counselling child and adult survivors of sexual violence, recent and historic cases.
I am now an Accredited Pregnancy and Infant Loss Counselling Professional with The Foundation for Infant Loss.
I have several year's experience counselling in schools in Scotland and Norway working with young people aged between 8 and 18years, delivering workshops on sexual exploitation and counselling young people referred by guidance staff.
I also work with The Carers Trust offering person centred and CBT counselling to unpaid carers dealing with the many issues their caring role can raise including, guilt, anxiety, anger, depression and self neglect.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It's most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.
CBT can help you gain greater control over your moods, change unhelpful thought patterns and behaviour, improve your emotional well-being and self confidence and help develop new coping skills.
CBT looks at how both cognitive and behavioural processes affect one another and aims to help you get out of negative cycles. The emphasis on behavioural or cognitive approaches will depend on the issue you are facing. For example, if you are suffering from anxiety or depression, the focus may be on the cognitive approach. If you have a condition that causes unhelpful behaviour (such as obsessive compulsive disorder), the focus is likely to be the behavioural approach.
CBT is a structured time limited talking therapy on average taking between 10-15 50minute sessions.
I have an office in Helensburgh covering the Arrochar, Balloch and Dumbarton areas on the West coast of Scotland and within easy reach from Glasgow by road and rail.
Please feel free to e-mail me or phone me for an appointment or to ask any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a professionally qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapy counsellor.
Post Graduate level Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Counselling and Group work.
Certificate in CBT.
Accredited Pregnancy and Infant Loss Training with The Foundation for Infant Loss.
Child Exploitation on line protection (CEOP) Ambassador.
NHS Sexual Health and Relationship Education (SHARE) facilitator.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainer (ASIST) trained.
As a member of COSCA and BACP, I practice and adhere to their Ethical Framework and Professional Conduct procedure.
I have worked with the Ministry of Defence, Rape Crisis, Cancer Support Scotland. Police Scotland, Choose Life, Samaritans and Carers Trust.
Over 10 years experience supporting Adult and Child survivors of Sexual Abuse. I have also worked with many issues including Depression, Anxiety, Phobias, Low self-esteem, Self-harm and suicide.
I deliver Group Therapy for Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem and Depression.
I also work as a School counsellor with young people aged 7 - 18 years.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£50 for face to face session, skype or telephone sessions.
£40 for email sessions.
- Each session lasts 50 minutes.
I am happy to offer one free 20 minute telephone consultation to answer any questions you may have about the service I can offer. I am also able to offer some evening appointments.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday 9-5pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|