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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8 Deer Park Avenue
Livingston
West Lothian
EH54 8AF

0797 4248 129

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 issues of relationship problems, family, children, job insecurity, bereavement, anxiety, panic attacks, or lack of confidence. All these issues and many other circumstances in our lives can hold us back and affect our overall well being. This is the time when you need to seek counselling to help you deal with life uncertainties, to 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 COSCA. I come from Singapore, and I have lived in the U.K. with my family for twenty (20) years now. I am a Foster Carer.

Also, I work with the Council schools as an Early Years Practitioner. I was a volunteer children counsellor with one of the leading U.K. charity organisations, Place2Be, for children’s mental health and well-being.

I am a volunteer with a non-profit counselling centre in Edinburgh, counselling adults, young people and children for many years now.

My therapy approaches are focused on Integrative, Person Centred, Pyscho-dynamic and Mindfulness as well as Play Therapy (children and teenagers). The counselling approaches used will be according to your needs as you share them with me.

I specialise in the following issues for adult:-

  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Changes - Out of comfort zone
  • Creative therapies
  • Depression
  • Exam stress
  • Loss
  • Low self-esteem
  • Perfectionism
  • Panic attacks
  • Parental separation
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship problems
  • Self-harm
  • Self-management
  • Self-identity and self-belief
  • Work/Life balance

Common issues of children and teenagers:-

- Anxiety

- Anger

- Bullying

- Bereavement/loss

- Depression

- Exam stress

- Parental separation

- Relationship family/friends

- 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 the 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 think in a clear and logical way. In turn, you will then make more sense of the problems 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 towards an emotionally healthy well being 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
  • Registered Counsellor Member of COSCA
  • Working therapeutically with adolescents
  • Early Years and Education qualification
  • Wide experience in the voluntary sector
  • Place2Be volunteer counselling

My work as a qualified Early Years Practitioner at Council schools have provided me the opportunity to work with children, and have communication with their parents. It has given me a deeper understanding of the different race, cultures and family dynamics in the U.K.

Being a Foster Carer has enabled me to look after and care for those vulnerable children and understanding their physical, emotional and psychological issues and problems they face. This challenging and fulfilling work has enhanced my understanding of the different family dynamics in the U.K.

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 facing clients of different age groups who come to me for counselling.

Member organisations

COSCA

Accredited register membership

Fees

Initial assessment - 30 minutes face to face - £20 fee, this fee will be deducted if you decide to go ahead with the counselling.

- 15-30 minutes telephone assessment is free.

- Standard adult - £40 for 50 minute face to face session.

- Children and teenagers - ages 10-16 - £35 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.

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

Availability

Monday-Friday, 10am-7pm

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults