Elissa Ferguson

Elissa Ferguson

East Kilbride

07704 208 561

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East Kilbride

07704 208 561

About me

Choosing the right therapist for YOU is so important. Someone you feel comfortable with, someone you feel you are to be able to share your thoughts and feelings with, in a safe space.

I work with people to firstly hear what's brought you along to therapy, and we work together, to help you understand what may be getting in the way for you. We look together at your thoughts, feelings and behaviour, and the situations that cause your main difficulties. It is your time & space. I practise a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach, integrated with some other therapeutic techniques. Simply, we can use whatever tools and techniques will help YOU, in your situation, and what you may relate to most, as an individual. No two people are the same.

I know first hand, the difficulties we can come across in our working world, and generally in life. I worked for many years in a fast paced, ever changing corporate environment, including working with National Savings & Investments, Siemens Business Services and ATOS. This has given me a first hand experience of the various problems and pressures we encounter at times, and the way these can make us feel, and act. I have learned how to manage these in a more helpful way, using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) tools and techniques, and by developing more helpful ways of coping. There is no 'magic wand', no 'one size fits all'', and it is important to be supported appropriately, with your own experiences.

I currently work in Psychological Services, with AXA PPP Healthcare Employee Assistance Programme, supporting service users emotionally. I also practice privately in East Kilbride, and Glasgow City Centre.

My clinical experience also includes working as a volunteer counsellor with Childline, and as a volunteer CBT Therapist with Talk Now, an East Kilbride charity, providing 1:1 support for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I remain as a committee member with Talk Now. I have also worked as a Tutor at The Centre of Therapy & Counselling Studies, with the Certificate In Counselling Skills (COSCA), and supported students on the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Post Graduate Diploma course. I am also a Clinical Supervisor, working with CBT Diploma students.

If you are thinking you want something to change in your life, If you need time and space to talk, in a safe, comfortable, non judgemental environment, please give me a call, or send me an e mail. Any questions are welcome.

It is important that you feel comfortable, that you choose the therapist who feels right for you, as you start walking your journey to change.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Skills & Groupwork, a Cognitive Behavioural Approach

Advanced Clinical Skills Certified

COSCA Certifcate in Counselling Skills

Diploma in Learning & Development (Trainer)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

For any groups of individuals, or organisations, I would be pleased to offer Groupwork relating to any areas of emotional wellbeing.

Photos & videos

  • Rainbow light through the trees
  • Rainbows on the horizon
  • HSR quote
  • Every storm quote
  • Change
  • If you always
  • Mental health is just as important as physical health
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  • Take the first step
  • Wishes for you


£45 per session

Reduced cost considered for students & those on low income
( some evidence will be required)

Maps & Directions

Glasgow, G74

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: No


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Saturday 9am - 2pm. Evenings on request. I can be flexible to suit your needs.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme