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About me

My name is Debbie and I am a fully qualified counsellor based in the South Lanarkshire area. I am currently working face to face but I am working online (zoom) for anyone that cannot travel. I am a registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work within the BACP framework and code of ethics.

I can help you with:

  • Anxiety and  when you are feeling low.
  • Help you work through and process your experiences from the present and past.
  • Gain new perspectives.
  • Learn new coping strategies.
  • Support through difficult times
  • Heal from your past.

I am currently offering Single Session Therapy. This could be useful if you have a current issue or dilemma that needs discussed with a professional, offering a space to talk through and different perspective. This could be done with 1 or 2 sessions. 

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Diploma in Counselling
  • PDA Addiction Counselling
  • PDA Substance Misuse
  • Certificate in loss, grief and bereavement
  • Cert in Group Counselling
  • Recent Training:
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Suicide and Self-harm
  • Safeguarding and Managing Risk through Digital Media
  • Relational Depth
  • A Pluralistic Approach to Therapy

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Parents with children who have a life limiting illness


From £30.00 to £40.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

Counselling can help with:

  • Help you work through and process your experiences.
  • Gain new perspectives.
  • Learn new coping strategies.
  • Support through difficult times
  • Heal from your past.

Glasgow, South Lanarkshire, G72

Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, ML3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme