Christine Douglas- CBT Psychotherapist (B.A.Hons-Dip CBT) MBACP
Firstly a warm hello! Finding the right therapist and booking your first session can be a daunting experience and it takes a lot of courage to do so. I could say a lot about my specific qualifications and the type of therapy I offer, but honestly, I believe all types of therapy can work. The most important factor on your journey I believe, is the therapeutic relationship you have with your counsellor or therapist. If you feel you can really trust and open up to your therapist, then your journey of self discovery and healing can truly begin. So please take time to read about me and go with what your gut tells you (its normally right!)
People quite simply are my passion as is improving mental health. Mental health is so vital to our quality of life and how we relate to the world around us. Without it, life can seem overwhelming, and our view of ourselves, the world, and our future, tainted; almost like we are looking at the world through a muddy lens. I help clients to clean that lens, and look at the world, self, and others, in a realistic evidence based way; challenging those negative thoughts that can make us feel so bad and act in a way that perpetuates the cycle of negativity. Empowering people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to understand and help themselves discover a more authentic and fulfilled way of life.
I specialise in providing structured CBT therapy for females experiencing low mood, self esteem and anxiety together with the various forms it can take (post traumatic stress disorder, health anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, post natal anxiety, general anxiety, panic attacks or phobias). Your bespoke treatment plan will be unique to you and tailored to meet your specific goals for therapy. I can help you feel in control of your emotions and your life again.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, experienced Counsellor and a Registrant with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. The heart of my practice is treating my clients with genuineness, warmth, empathy and unconditional positive regard. No matter what your story is I will be there not to advise, judge or criticise, but to support, explore, and teach you skills to help understand yourself and manage your emotions. Working with you to meet your goals. I specialise in providing structured CBT therapy for females experiencing low mood, self esteem/confidence issues, and anxiety together with the various forms it can take. I also specialise in supporting females who have experienced emotional and physical abuse.
I provide confidential counselling and CBT therapy from my private counselling office based in the St James Business Centre, Renfrewshire (ideal for those who prefer to avoid the hassle of city travel; secure free parking on site and easily accessible from Glasgow and surrounding areas). I never cease to be amazed at the power of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and the transformations in my clients from session to session by applying the learning we embark on through therapy, to their daily lives.
Together we will work towards making sense of what is causing you distress just now, and work towards meeting your goals for therapy, session by session, step by step.I take such great pride in the progress and success of my clients by applying the learning we embark on through therapy, to their daily lives. I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your journey!
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Mon - Fri 10 am - 8pm (6-8pm females only)
I never cease to be amazed at the power of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and the transformations in my clients from session to session by applying the learning we embark on through therapy, to their daily lives. The skills used in CBT can be empowering and life changing, offering a new and improved way of living.
I take such great pride in the progress and success of my clients by applying the learning we embark on through therapy, to their daily lives. I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your journey!