Claire McGhie

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Counsellor, BACP
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Larkhall, South Lanarkshire, ML9
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Hi, I'm Claire.  I'm an integrative counsellor and a member of the BACP and COSCA.  I'm experienced in working with both individuals and couples. I offer a  reduced fee for students and those on low income benefits. I also provide a free 20 min consultation for us to find out if we're a good fit. This can be done via phone or video call, whichever suits you best. 

When life and relationship problems overwhelm us, it can be hard to find a way through.  It often feels like no-one understands what it’s like to be you. These are all normal responses, but often we feel deep guilt or shame for feeling the way we do. Whether we are feeling sad, angry, confused, depressed, anxious, hopeless, or even completely numb, it's not a sign of weakness when we reach out for help.  It's actually very brave, and is our first step to gaining control over our thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

I welcome you to come and share your story in a safe, confidential space, either online or in my counselling room in Larkhall. I’ll listen without judgement, and together we can look for a way forward. I use an integrative approach. This means I have a wide range of counselling techniques and tools which I can tailor to suit your needs. I'm client led, so you will never feel pressured to go anywhere you're not ready to go.

Someone once said,  ‘A friend will give you sugar. A counsellor will give you brown rice.’  I hope to challenge your thinking, but I will always soften the rice and serve it to you gently!

Don't hesitate to get in touch.

We can make that first step together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified integrative counsellor.

  •  COSCA certificate in counselling skills at Glasgow Caledonian University.
  • PG Diploma in Relational Counselling at The Spark Counselling, Glasgow.
  • I have over 450 hours clinical experience working with individuals and couples.  
  • I am trained in ASIST (suicide prevention).

Member organisations

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA)

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC. It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland

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£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

  • Individuals £40 per session
  • Couples £50 per session (£70 for an extended 1.5hr Session)
  • Students & concessions £35

** Sessions can vary in frequency to meet client needs**

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun


Immediate availability most Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fridays during the day.  

Evening sessions may require a wait time.

** Online sessions only between mid Sept - mid November**

Further information

  • I am a Give Us A Break facilitator supporting  Children & Young People who have experienced bereavement or loss.
  • I am trained to work with CYP using LEGO Build to Express and Drawing & Talking.

Larkhall, South Lanarkshire, ML9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

PVG Scheme

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My counselling room in on the ground floor. There are 2 small steps to access the building.

Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams
Claire McGhie
Claire McGhie