Jade Officer, BA(hons) Psychology, Dip. CBT, PM Cosca
The Glasgow Cognitive Therapy Centre
134 Douglas Street
if you are looking for Counselling or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Glasgow or South Lanarkshire , I hope you find this profile informative and helpful in your search.
I am a qualified counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a passion for people and helping them lead a happy and fulfilled life, I believe we all deserve that. I have extensive experience in treating a wide range of conditions including Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Eating Disorders and bereavement. I also have experience supporting people to develop and strengthen their social skills such as, self esteem, confidence and assertiveness which can often lead to new opportunities and life choices. During my time as a practitioner I have worked with both individuals and Groups and supported them through the therapeutic process. For me, There is nothing more satisfying than helping to facilitate the progress of an individual and watching them rise from what can sometimes be a very dark place.
* What To Expect
Our sessions will be confidential. Together we will explore any links between your thoughts, your feelings, your behaviour and attempt to challenge and change these in such a way that you will feel more able to cope with what is going on in your life.
We will look at any negative thinking patterns and introduce tools and techniques that will enable you to feel more positive about yourself and the world you live in.
My Aim is to provide you with a safe and secure space to discuss yourself and your life, any challenges that you may face and ultimately teach you to become your own therapist, equipped with the tools to help you lead your life in the way in which you want.
Our sessions together will last 50 minutes. Initially we will focus on getting to know one another and explore what you hope to achieve from therapy then we will plan together how we aim to achieve these goals.
In our lives we often focus on supporting others, making sure everyone else is OK and we can sometimes neglect ourselves and our own wellbeing. Counselling is about you and your journey, a space to reflect and think about what you want from life. Don't forget about you.
If you have any queries regarding Counselling or CBT, please don't hesitate to contact me.
* Feedback from clients
"I'd like to say CBT counselling enabled me to speak about my anxiety and recognise I need to take control of it. Anxiety is part of my life, which I think may stem back to when my dad was murdered when I was nearly 5 years of age. Which you (Jade) did through actively listening to me, feeding back to me on areas of my life I did not fully recognise I let anxiety run away with me, leading to negative outcome for myself. Also the homework (thought records, actively breathing, recognise the triggers, reading 'Starry, starry night'), I regularly need to do on a daily basis, to enable me to hold the 'reigns of anxiety'at work place. Mindfulness techniques I further apply."
"I felt comfortable straight away with Jade. I felt she structured the sessions with patience and understanding which allowed me to work through my issues productively and at a comfortable pace. I particularly liked how any decisions or changes to be made were directed back to me when I was ready to make them".
"it made such a difference speaking to you, hopefully now I can make a difference for me"
"Jade, this has been so helpful to me. CBT has enabled me to take back control of my life and made me realise change is my responsibility and only I can make the changes. I have started to view things so much more positively and the impact this has had on my mood swings is incredible. I feel proud of myself for the first time in my life. Thank you."
" I don't quite know how you done it, but you saved my life. I never saw a way out of the hole I was in, it was hard and emotional and at times I wanted to give up but you reassured me and motivated me to keep going I am forever thankful that you did. My life has changed dramatically for the better. I actually like it now and when I think of the future I feel happy and excited rather than sadness and dread"
Training, qualifications & experience
* Diploma in CBT
* Certificate in counselling skills
* BA Honours ( psychology)
I have extensive experience working with Employment Assistance Programmes (EAP) in both a telephone and face to face capacity.
I am a member of COSCA and work under the COSCA code of ethics.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Physical abuse
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Counselling - £45
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - £45
Telephone Counselling - £30
Discounted rates may be considered for those with low or restricted income and Employment assistance programmes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
To suit Client
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|