Gwen McKerrell BA Pg Dip Counselling COSCA Cert (MBACP) Life Coach Trained

Gwen McKerrell BA Pg Dip Counselling COSCA Cert (MBACP) Life Coach Trained

Carron House
Carron Way
Cumbernauld
Glasgow
North Lanarkshire
G67 1ER

Giffnock United Reformed Church
163 Fenwick Road
Giffnock
East Renfrewshire
G46 6JB

07837 110504

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About me

Hi my name is Gwen and I’d like to welcome you to my counselling page.

Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions?

How do I improve my personal and professional relationships?

How do I feel less anxious about issues such as health, work or family?

How do I deal with depression, stress, grief, anxiety or jealousy?

The counselling that I offer provides a safe, non-judgemental and caring space to help you with all these worries and more.

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. I have further training in coaching and mindfulness.

Sometimes it’s hard to speak to those we are closest to as we are afraid of being judged by or burdening them. I can offer you a safe, welcoming and confidential place to explore what is worrying you.

No matter your problem, together we will explore the things that are worrying you to allow you to see your situation in a new light and let you move forward in your life.

Your therapy sessions

I work out of comfortable rooms within welcoming premises located in Giffnock on Glasgow’s south side, Cumbernauld and Paisley, all with parking and close to public transport routes. I also offer online counselling from the comfort of your own home, currently via Skype or What’s App Video.

Therapy sessions are usually weekly, 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 gwenmck@hotmail.co.uk.

I look forward to hearing from you.

How I can help

I have helped clients with a range of issues including,

abuse

affairs and betrayals

anger management

anxiety

assertiveness

bereavement and grief

bullying

career issues

depression

discrimination

eating disorders

family issues

life coaching

loneliness

low self-confidence

low self-esteem

mindfulness

personal development

procrastination and goal setting

redundancy

relationship issues

self harm

separation and divorce

social media pressures

stress

trauma

work pressures/work related stress

My training, qualifications & experience:

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

My work experience includes:

Counselling as a Private Practitioner working out of offices in Cumbernauld, Giffnock, Glasgow and 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

Within my practice, I also offer Coaching, having completed coaching training specifically for counsellors.

Training, qualifications & experience
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

My work experience includes:

Thrive West of Scotland Counselling and Wellbeing Services – Partner
Working as a Volunteer Counsellor in a Paisley counselling service and as a private practitioner in Cumbernauld
Facilitating Career Development workshops with The Princes Trust
As a Group Facilitator with Recovery Across Mental Health
As an Advice worker with a 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

The best way to contact me to find out more is to e-mail me on gwenmck@hotmail.co.uk.

Training, qualifications & experience

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

My work experience includes:

Thrive West of Scotland Counselling and Wellbeing Services - Partner
Working as a Volunteer Counsellor in a Paisley counselling service and as a private practitioner in Cumbernauld
Facilitating Career Development workshops with The Princes Trust
As a Group Facilitator with Recovery Across Mental Health
As an Advice worker with a 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

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life Coaching

Personal Development Workshops

Creative and Wellbeing Workshops

Photos & videos

  • BACP Member

Fees

My fees are £40 per hour for individual sessions.

Further information

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I look forward to meeting you.

Warm regards,

Gwen.

Maps & Directions

Glasgow, G67 1ER
Giffnock, G46 6JB

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Skype Sessions

Availability

I have availability all week - daytime, evenings and weekends

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme