Gillian Stanyard -Psychotherapist Dumfries & Castle Douglas

Gillian Stanyard -Psychotherapist Dumfries & Castle Douglas


Castle Douglas
Dumfries And Galloway


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Castle Douglas
Dumfries And Galloway


About me

I believe we all have the capacity to face painful and difficult situations and come to terms with the consequences. However, the right support to do this is crucial. Often the first step to change is acknowledging that you need help. It is  always ok to ask for help, even though it may not feel like that. Seeking help is a sign of courage and signifies taking responsibility for your life. Do not underestimate how powerful this is.

Good and effective therapy comes from within a safe, trusting, and truthful relationship. This is what I offer you, as well as a high level of psychotherapeutic training and experience.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I also hold a Diploma in Stress Management and am a qualified and registered Life Development Coach.

I have undertaken training in working compassionately and efffectively with trauma. I hold a specialist interest in recovery from trauma and how we build self esteem, confidence  and hold ground through assertive communication and healthy boundaries.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Pet bereavement

Estrangement from family


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I charge £50 per hour. I am open to negotiations for fees.

Further information

I am committed to meeting you where you need to be met. Life can sometimes feel painful, confusing and frightening. Anxiety and negative thoughts can make even the smallest decision feel a struggle.  Therapy can aid a process of how you and I meet all the different parts of you and enable healing to take place. Life can start to feel good and friendly.

I also offer phone/skype/online coaching in the areas of building self-esteem, confidence and dealing with difficult relationships. I specialise in Leadership coaching also.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Maps & Directions

Dumfries, DG1
Castle Douglas, DG7

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Wednesdays : Castle Douglas Thursdays: Dumfries Availability outside of these time can be arranged.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme