Eric Medcalf - UKCP, MBACP
I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist with 35 years experience in short and long term work with individuals with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, loss, trauma and personal challenges; and also couples going through relationship crises, separation or divorce.
I enjoy working with a wide range of issues, especially those connected with times of change in people's lives: whether in relationships, work or personal aspirations. I particularly enjoy working with young people and artists from many fields. (Students and working artists with low income would be eligible for a reduction in fee).
I also enjoy working with older people as they make sense of their lives (appointments can be made in residential homes).
Having worked in both private practice and public sector settings in the UK and overseas I am familiar with the challenges of the modern workplace.
My therapeutic style is varied, depending on the issue presented and the client's own styles of thinking, relating and experiencing their emotions. My psychodynamic training leads me to understand current issues as they relate to earlier experience; yet I will also work with patterns that emerge from present stressors and experiences, using techniques from cognitive therapies.
My consulting room is located close to the Park/Charing Cross area of Glasgow's West End. There are weekday metered parking bays and frequent bus services. The nearest subway is St. Georges Cross.
Evening appointments can be arranged when available
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons),(CNAA); Cert.Appl.Soc.Stud.(Aberdeen);C.Q.S.W. (CCETSW);Dip.Psychother.(Sheffield); Adv. Clin. Practice. (NZAP)
Accredited as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy via the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis and the Hallam Institute of Psychotherapy
Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Fully Registered as a Psychotherapist with the Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Full member of the New Zealand Assocation of Psychotherapists.
Trained as a Supervisor and trainer of supervisors with Bath Associates (Peter Hawkins)
My 35 years work experience ranges from work in private practice as a psychotherapist in New Zealand and the UK; in the public sector, in both countries and in University Counselling Services. I have also worked as a tutor on counselling programmes, as a trainer of social workers, supervisor and 2 years as a Hospice volunteer. I also have a strong interest in organisational dynamics, supervision of trainee therapists and clinical supervision generally.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Clinical Supervision for working therapists and therapists in training.
£60 per session
Discount for 10 sessions booked in advance.
Concessions for students and working artists.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesdays 10-8pm, Wednesday 10-8pm, Thursday 10-8pm, Friday 10-1pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer clinical supervision to trainee and experienced counsellors, psychologists and psychotherapists.