Dearbhla Murphy MBACP, Msc, Dip Couns.
As a qualified, experienced BACP registered therapist I offer individual counselling in the Glasgow area and strive to provide a secure, confidential and empathic environment where your individual needs will be fully respected.
Sometimes life can be overwhelming and frightening and this can lead to feelings of isolation or panic/ loneliness. In the busy world that we live in, we often don’t want to burden friends or family members. It can be difficult to communicate authentically even with the people we are closest to and in these uncertain times it can be a struggle to express, or even recognise what our own needs are. You’ve maybe dealt with things on your own in the past but have now reached a point where that seems impossible. Perhaps you recognise patterns of behaviour that are no longer helpful or there are issues from your past which remain unresolved and are holding you back. Perhaps you’re just feeling stuck and are looking for greater personal understanding in order to move forward.
There is strength in asking for help and in my practice I aim to provide a safe, non-judgemental space in which together we can explore the issues that are affecting you in a meaningful and compassionate way.
My background is in Psychodynamic practice which focuses on how the past might be playing out in the present and explores how our earliest relationships and experiences may have informed how we relate now. Defense mechansims are learnt behaviours which are often established in our early years as a response to negative experiences. Whilst they may have helped us survive when we were younger – they can now be holding us back and be preventing us from connecting authentically.
My aim is to enable and develop a deep level of trust between us and provide a safe space within which you can begin to understand how your own experiences and relationships have shaped who you are and, in so doing, begin to make more informed choices, develop more meaningful relationships and start to live the life you deserve.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Psychodynamic Counsellor
Post-graduate qualification in Psychodynamic Counselling (COSCA)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Family relationships, Loss, Panic Attacks
£45 - 55
Payment by Bank Transfer or cash
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon - Fri, 9am - 5.30pm and evenings by arrangment
Types of client