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Gidget Wong, Dip.Counselling, MCOSCA

Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 8AF
0797 4248 129 0797 4248 129

About me

Thank you for taking the time to view my profile.   I provide counselling to adults, adolescents and children.

Are you going through some difficult times?   Anxious and depressed because of the ongoing changes with the lockdown restrictions?   Low mood?   Losing your temper easily?   Or maybe a feeling of hopelessness with job uncertainty, relationships and the future?   I am here to help and support in this difficult and uncertain times.

These are some of the issues we can experience in our life :

Anxiety,

Bereavement/Loss,

Depression,

Low mood,

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),

Marital relationship,

Family relationships - children, teenagers

Workplace problems,

Low self esteem.

Please see below a list of issues that I support my clients with.

I am a qualified integrative counsellor.

I have been practising for many years since completing my COSCA Diploma Counselling in Edinburgh, Scotland.   I am a registered Counselling Member of the Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA).

The counselling approaches used will be according to your needs as you share them with me.   I am a holistic counsellor as I support client to look into every aspect of their overall health and wellbeing.

I work with children and teenagers who are facing some of the following issues:-

- Anxiety

- Anger

- Bullying

- Bereavement/loss

- Confidence

- Exam stress

- Low in mood

- Parental separation

- PTSD

- Relationship - peers or family members

- Self Harm/Suicidal thoughts

- Self esteem

- Self identity

Counselling teenagers is different from counselling adult. The approaches used will depend on the age and stage of development of the child.   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 some 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 ridiculous you think it may be) you can share with me.  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 work on 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.

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 enabled me to be in touch with school education system. Also, the contact with children, parents and guardians of different race, culture and nationalities provided 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

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.

It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

- Adult - £45 for 50 minute face to face session.

- Children, ages 10-15, £45 for 50 minute face to face session.

- Young people, age 16-20, £45 for 60 minute face to face session

- Online Counselling - £45 for 60 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.

8 Deer Park Avenue
Livingston
West Lothian
EH54 8AF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Mandarin and Cantonese

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

lift and wheel chair accessible toilet

Availability

Monday-Friday, 9am-7pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme
Gidget Wong, Dip.Counselling, MCOSCA

Gidget Wong, Dip.Counselling, MCOSCA