Gwen McKerrell BA Pg Dip Counselling COSCA Cert (MBACP) Life Coach Trained
Hi my name is Gwen and I’d like to welcome you to my counselling page.
Are you someone who wants to improve relationships in your working life. In our current lockdown situation, relationships can change and become more strained than usual.
I can help you, with practical ways to manage your working relationships. Depending on your goals we will use a mix of counselling and coaching methods. This will include strategies tailored to your specific needs. I have experience in using these mix of techniques to help people like you conquer their challenges and improve working relationships.
Online or Telephone Working
Due to the current situation, we can work online using a platform such as Skype or by telephone.
Here are just a few benefits of working online:-
· Flexibility:- It’s easy to fit around other commitments. We can connect, make and change your appointment time at short notice.
· Travel:- No travel is needed to and from a session, saving you time and the cost of transport.
· Time:- Being at your laptop, phone or tablet means that we can meet and then you can immediately continue where you left off, perhaps enabling you to implement strategies immediately.
· Confidentiality:- You can take a tablet or phone to a location of your choosing eg your car to ensure you are not overheard.
· Price:- If you are currently struggling financially, online counselling allows me to offer a reduced price of just £20.00 per session.
· Experience:- I am experienced in using a number of online platforms and can assist you in setting up at no extra cost.
At a time when we have restrictions on what we do and everything seems overwhelming, online counselling could be the only opportunity to access help.
Here’s some information about me:-
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be enjoy your work? I know I have! My friends told me I had it all – a good job, fantastic salary, a lovely house but the reality for me was very different. I was working long hours, my relationships were suffering and I felt unfulfilled at work.
I constantly felt out of my depth. I worked in a high-pressure environment and felt as though there was no-one I could turn to for help. Career progression seemed non-existent and the job didn’t meet my personal values. I felt underutilised, unappreciated and uninspired.
My confidence was rapidly reducing. I realised that I had to do something before I reached a crisis such as losing my job. That’s when I decided to seek help.
I was so glad I did. I developed depths of self-confidence that I never thought possible. I went back to work feeling more confident to deal with everyday challenges. I learned more assertive ways to communicate with my colleagues, improving my relationships with them. I found strategies for dealing with stress and anxiety around high level meetings, presentations and workloads. My productivity increased and as my work/life balance and job satisfaction improved, so did my personal relationships.
But the biggest part was changing my relationship with money. As my money worries reduced, my earnings actually rose!
I’ve never looked back and now live a more confident, profitable and fulfilling life.
So much so that I wanted to use what I learned to help people who are facing similar challenges to the ones I had faced. I made the career change from boardroom to counselling room where I now help people like you conquer their challenges and lead more fulfilled and productive working lives.
The average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime so wouldn’t you want your working life to be happy and fulfilled? You can improve your working relationships, and I can show you how to do it.
I’m qualified to Postgraduate Level in Counselling, registered with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and governed by their professional Code of Practice and Ethical Framework. Within my practice, I also offer Coaching, having completed coaching and mentoring training specifically for counsellors.
I have further training in mindfulness.
Your therapy sessions
I work out of comfortable rooms within welcoming premises located in Kilmacolm and Cumbernauld.
I also offer online and telephone counselling from the comfort of your own home.
Therapy sessions last one hour and cost £40.00. Depending on your issues, you may only need a few sessions, while some clients come for a year or more.
The best way to contact me to find out more is to e-mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to hearing from you.
How I can help
I have helped clients with a range of issues including,
affairs and betrayals
bereavement and grief
procrastination and goal setting
separation and divorce
social media pressures
work pressures/work related stress
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and qualifications
Strathclyde University Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling
Glasgow University COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
NHS Mental Health First Aid Training
Glasgow’s Learning – Introduction to Dyslexia
The Mindfulness Association – Mindfulness Foundation Course
Greenwood Events – Coaching Skills for Counsellors – The Centre for Therapy, Glasgow
The Princes Trust – Mentoring Training
Scottish Families Affected by Drugs - Advice Worker Training
Jack Black’s Mindstore - Personal Effectiveness in the Workplace
Citizen’s Advice Bureau - Welfare Benefits and Case Management Training
Counselling as a Private Practitioner working out of offices in various locations across West Central Scotland.
Running a community arts project in Paisley
Volunteer Counsellor in a Paisley counselling service
Facilitating Career Development workshops with The Princes Trust
Group Facilitator with Recovery Across Mental Health
Advice worker with Carers Centre, Scottish Families affected by Alcohol and Drugs, Victim Support and the Citizens Advice Bureau
I have also worked as a Girls Brigade Officer and as an Information Worker with Inverclyde Council and a Greenock Community Resource Centre
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £40 per hour for individual sessions. However if you are struggling in the current situation, I can lower my fees to £20.00 per session for online or telephone counselling.
Concessions offered for
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I look forward to meeting you.