Gillian Stanyard -Psychotherapist Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Glasgow
Therapy is a unique journey into the world of being you.Things may have happened in your life that feel unfair or make no sense. You may be worrying a lot or have painful feelings such as grief, sadness or anger. You may be anxious with a sense of feeling scared and unsafe in the world. My role as a Psychotherapist is to provide you with a confidential space, where you feel safe and accepted. I will listen and attend to what is weighing on your heart. I will travel alongside you and help you to deepen your sense of self-understanding.
Often the first step to any kind of change or healing is acknowledging that you need help.Through engaging in therapy, you will gain an awareness of your emotions, behaviours and responses and improve your self-awareness and personal responsibility. This can lead to a new connection with yourself and others that feels nurturing, respectful and positive.
Good and effective therapy comes from within a safe, trusting, empathic and truthful relationship. This is what I offer to you as a therapist, as well as a high level of psychotherapeutic training and experience
Psychotherapy can help when life feels unbearably difficult. It can also make a decent life even better. We will work collaboratively so you become more aware of patterns in your life and feel empowered to bring about changes to increase your wellbeing and enjoyment of life.
I hold Psychotherapy sessions in confidential and private locations in Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Glasgow
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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, with a specialist training in the neurobiological aspects of cultivating attachment to self, when trauma has disturbed this. I hold a specialist interest in recovery from trauma and how we build healing through increasing self esteem, confidence and learn to hold our ground through assertive communication and healthy boundaries.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Estrangement from family
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I charge £60 per hour. I am open to negotiations for fees and accommodate a sliding scale.
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Dumfries and Castle Douglas. I also work in Glasgow. I am available for appointments daytime and evenings and a Saturday morning.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|