Hello, my name is Colin and thank you for visiting my page.
I am a fully qualified and registered Person-Centred Counsellor based in East Kilbride.
As a middle-aged man who has lived in the Greater Glasgow area for 58 years I was rarely encouraged to talk of my emotions.
The five years I spent as a volunteer with The Samaritans along with my own experience of being in therapy has helped me understand how the simple act of listening can be of help to someone in need.
Therapy and Counselling
The relationship between therapist and client is the bedrock of the person-centred approach and as your therapist I aim to help you find clarity and a way forward at your own pace.
In our relationship I will be open, honest and listen to you with empathy and without judgement, offering a confidential and safe environment to help our relationship flourish.
Suffering from poor mental health is not a mark of shame, but I appreciate that to talk about how you are feeling can take courage, and to take that first step to share how you are feeling can also take bravery.
It really can be good to talk and a problem shared can be a problem halved.
If you feel ready to take the first step or if you just wish to know a little more about me before you decide, I welcome your enquiry.
Training, qualifications & experience
My counselling experience has been gained by working with clients aged between 12 - 70 at various organisations including a Further Education College in Glasgow, and also in the third sector with Stepping Stones (Glasgow) and The Wynd (Paisley).
Some of the areas I have covered include:
Grief and Loss
Prior to joining the counselling profession I was a listening volunteer, mentor and trainer with The Samaritans in Glasgow for many years. There I learned how the act of listening could help and support people suffering from depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Persona Development and Training/University of Aberdeen)
COSCA Counselling Skills Course (University of Strathclyde)
Introduction to Counselling (Glasgow College)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Initially, I offer a free telephone consultation to discuss your concerns and what may be appropriate for your needs.
Should you decide to attend therapy each session will last one hour with a fee of £40 per session.
If you have to cancel for any reason there will be no charge made if the session is cancelled with at least 48 hours notice.
Currently, I work as a school counsellor at a comprehensive school and also in private practice where I am based in East Kilbride.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Currently I am available every Saturday from 9 AM - 1 PM
Types of client