Gidget Wong, Dip.Counselling, MCOSCA

Gidget Wong, Dip.Counselling, MCOSCA

8 Deer Park Avenue
Livingston
West Lothian
EH54 8AF

0797 4248 129

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About me

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Are you going through some difficult times at the moment? Feeling down? Lost? Or maybe a feeling of hopelessness? They may be due to the following issues:

Anxiety,

Bereavement/Loss,

Depression,

Job insecurity, Redundancy,

Low mood,

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),*

Marital relationship,

Family relationships - children, teenagers (see below no.2),

Workplace Stress/ Harassment/Bullying,

Lack of confidence.

*PTSD can be due to any traumatic incident/s that happened in childhood, adolescent or in adulthood. These traumas can affect the way we view and react to the world around us. The earlier it is looked into, the better we can help ourselves to move on with our lives.

All the above issues and many other circumstances in our lives can hold us back and affect our overall health and mental well being. This is the time when you need to seek counselling to help you deal with life uncertainties, and I can help you get back on your feet with confidence and hope.

I am a qualified integrative counsellor. I have been practising many years since completing my COSCA Diploma Counselling. I am a registered Counselling Member of the Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA).   I come from Singapore, and I have lived in the U.K. with my family for twenty (20) years now. My children have completed their university education and they are in good employment.

I have been providing counselling for adults, young people and children for many years now. I volunteer my service regularly for a charity counselling organisation besides having my own counselling practice in Deerpark, Livingston.

My therapy approaches include:

Integrative,

Person Centred,

Psycho-dynamic,

Mindfulness,

Play Therapy (children and teenagers)

Solution focused therapy

Life Skill Coaching

The counselling approaches used will be according to your needs as you share them with me.

1) I  can help with the following issues which adults and young people** may face with:

  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioural - making choices
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Changes - Out of comfort zone
  • Depression
  • Exam stress
  • Loss - e.g. job, redundancy, relationship
  • Low self-esteem
  • Perfectionism
  • Pornography addiction
  • Parental separation
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship problems
  • Self-harm/ suicidal thoughts
  • Self-management
  • Self-identity and self-belief
  • Work/Life balance

**Young people, especially in this economic climate, are facing a lot of issues concerning their future. They have so much to worry about; studies, exams, peer pressure, self identity, self image etc and for some, how to go about getting a job, interviews etc. All these and many more issues can affect the health and mental well being of our young people.

2) These are some of the issues children and teenagers may be faced with:-

- Anxiety

- Anger

- Bullying

- Bereavement/loss

- Confidence

- Exam stress

- Low in mood

- Parental separation

- PTSD

- Peer pressure

- Relationship with family members

- Self Harm/Suicidal thoughts

- Self esteem

- Self identity

Counselling children and teenagers is different from counselling adult. The approaches used will depend on the age and stage of development of the child and teenagers. Counselling allows them to express their feelings and thoughts in a safe and non-judgemental environment.

In the counselling room, they are allowed to express their feelings through art or play. For teenagers, they may be able to articulate their feelings by talking or both. By coming for counselling, children can be helped to cope better with their feelings and to be happy and more confident in themselves and their future.

You can be assured that any issues (no matter how unimportant or bizarre you think it may be) you share with me, you will not be judged. I am here to listen to you, to support you and to help you to make more sense of the issues you are facing.  I will help you to resolve those issues in the way you can manage at your own pace. I will be with you every step of your journey and, towards an emotionally healthy wellbeing with hope and confidence in your life.

i can be contacted easily at my phone - 07974248129, or

email me at : y97hsc07@btinternet.com

Training, qualifications & experience

  • COSCA Diploma in Counselling
  • Working therapeutically with adolescents
  • Early Years and Education qualification
  • Wide experience in the voluntary sector
  • Place2Be volunteer counsellor
  • Fostering training
  • Continuing Professional Development training

The ongoing continuing professional development training keeps me up-to-date with new research and tools to support my counselling work with my clients.

My years of work as an early years practitioner in council schools enable me to be in touch with school education system. Also, the contact with children, parents and guardians of different race, culture and nationalities provides me with a better understanding of the different family dynamics.

All the above experiences together with my previous work in the business sector, in Singapore and Hong Kong, have helped me to gain a wide and varied understanding of issues face by clients of different age groups and professions who come to me for counselling.

Member organisations

COSCA

Accredited register membership

Fees

Initial assessment - 30 minutes face to face - £20 fee.

- Adult - £40 for 50 minute face to face session.

- Young people and children, ages 10-18, £40 for 50 minute face to face session.

- Skype Counselling for adult only - £35 for 50 minute session.

Further information

I am conveniently located besides the M8 Livingston junction 3. There are many amenities surrounding it.

The counselling room is within a modern, bright and well established business centre. It has a reception area, and tea, coffee are available. It is a safe and conducive place for counselling.

There is full disabled access within the building including disabled toilet.

Maps & Directions

Livingston, EH54 8AF

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Mandarin and Cantonese

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

lift and wheel chair accessible toilet

Availability

Monday-Friday, 9am-7pm

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Employee Assistance Programme