Gillian Stanyard -Psychotherapist Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Glasgow

Gillian Stanyard -Psychotherapist Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Glasgow


Castle Douglas
Dumfries And Galloway


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About me

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

Text or Email me for an appointment

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.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Pet bereavement

Estrangement from family


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I charge £60 per hour. I am open to negotiations for fees and accommodate a sliding scale.

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


Dumfries and Castle Douglas. I also work in Glasgow. I am available for appointments daytime and evenings and a Saturday morning.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme