Elissa Ferguson

Elissa Ferguson

Glasgow
East Kilbride
G74

07704 208 561

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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.

Firstly, I work with people to hear what's brought you along to therapy, and we then work together, to help you understand what may be getting in the way for you. We look together at your thoughts and feelings, and how you currently cope with these, and the behaviour that evolves, within the situations that cause your main difficulties. It is your time & space in the session, and the aim is to have a therapeutically collaborative relationship.

I practise a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach, integrated with some other therapeutic techniques. We will bring in whatever will help YOU in your situation, whatever you may relate to most as an individual. No two people are the same.

Day to day we come across various stressors in life, and when our usual ways of coping no longer serve us, therapy can give us support. I know first hand, the difficulties we can come across in our working world for example, having worked for many years in a fast paced, ever changing corporate environment, including working with National Savings & Investments, Siemens Business Services and ATOS.

My life and work life experiences, both clinical and corporate, have given me a real experience of the various problems and pressures we can encounter at times, and the way these can make us feel, think and act. I have learned how to manage these thoughts, beliefs, patterns and behaviours in a more helpful way, using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) tools and techniques, and by developing more helpful ways of coping and being more compassionate of mind. 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, and I am a Clinical Supervisor.


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

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. All questions are welcome.

It is important that you feel comfortable with you who choose to work with, someone you feel is 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

COSCA

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

Fees

£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
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: No

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Thursdays - daytime/evening appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme