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About me

Do you struggle with relatinships in your life? Perhaps you are tired to trying to meet other people's expectations of you? Or perhaps you are feeling let down, or hurt by people who can't or won't support you when you need it. Maybe you are feeling like a burden and finding yourself withdrawing from those close to you. Oftentimes, withdrawing from loved ones is painful and substances (eg. alcoho, drugs) or behaviours (eg. over eating, self-harming) "help" to fill the void.

Let me sit alongside you, and work together with you to gently explore and untangle your thoughts, feelings and relationships (perhaps including your relationship to substance/behaviour of non-choice, and the most important relationship - your relationship with yourself).

I offer therapy online (video, phone call, emails or instant messaging) and outdoors. There are a lot of benefits from being outside and adding movement to your sessions. I also have limited availability for indoor counselling from my studio in the east end of Glasgow. I offer a 15-min phone call free of charge if you would like to enquire further.

Getting started.

You am reachable by email, phone or text. I will get back to you promptly (please allow for at least a couple of hours because I may be busy when you try to reach me). If you are curious about what therapy entails and what to expect on your first session, I offer a 15-min phone call free of charge to discuss things further or you can have a look at my website, where I go into details of what I have to offer.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Member of the Association for Person Centred Therapy Scotland
  • Member of the PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Strathclyde University, Glasgow)
  • Certified Cyber Therapist (The Online Therapy Institute)
  • Training on working with Substance Use (Simpson House, Edinburgh)
  • Training on working with Hearing Voices (Time and Space, Glasgow)
  • Different training days on Trauma (please, email me if you want to know more about these).

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Thanks to my experience within an addiction counselling service, I work particularly well with people who are struggling with their relationship with the substance(s) of choice, trauma, anxiety and depression. I can help you to understand your relationship with the substance(s) by supporting you to understand the relationship you have with yourself.

I also work well with people who experience auditory, visual and tactile hallucinations, paranoia and dissociation thanks to my counselling experience with Time and Space (Glasgow).

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy


£45.00 per session

Additional information

I offer an initial 15-minute phone call or video call free of charge.

Thereafter, 50-minute sessions at £45

Payments by BACS only


Weekdays, please contact to check my availability.


Type of session

In person

Types of client


Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

For outdoor sessions, we will look at places that are accessible to you. For indoor sessions, my studio is not wheelchair user accessible.

Languages offered


Francesca Lo Verso - Registered MBACP

Francesca Lo Verso - Registered MBACP