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

Kilmacolm PA13 & Glasgow G67 07837 110504 07837 110504
Kilmacolm PA13 & Glasgow G67
07837 110504 07837 110504

About me

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 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

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

Work Experience

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

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life Coaching

Mentoring

Personal Development

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • EMDR
  • Equine therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Fees

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

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Further information

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

Warm regards,

Gwen.

Carron House
Carron Way
Cumbernauld
Glasgow
North Lanarkshire
G67 1ER

St Fillans Church
Moss Road
Kilmacolm
Inverclyde
PA13 4AH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

We can work online using a platform such as Skype or by telephone. I am experienced in this and can assist you to set up if needed.

Availability

I have availability all week - daytime, evenings and weekends.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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