Dr Jan Ferris
My name is Dr Jan Ferris and I am a clinical psychologist based in North Glasgow. I offer therapeutic assessment and treatment to adults (age 16+) experiencing a wide range of psychological difficulties.
Psychological therapies can help to make sense of distress, to understand why this is happening and what is keeping it going. During psychological therapy we work together to identify the changes that need to be made to reduce distress and improve wellbeing. I am an experienced therapist who uses a compassionate, client centred approach to support clients achieve their goals. All enquiries are welcome.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist working with people who present with psychological distress. I have extensive experience working with clients across the adult lifespan with a broad range of clinical presentations and complexity.
I am an approachable and down to earth therapist. I most enjoy working together with clients to help them make sense of their experiences and to support them to make the changes necessary to reduce distress. I am committed to delivering both the science and art of clinical psychology; providing focussed, evidence-based interventions in a way that is accessible, based on compassion and therapeutic connection.
I have extensive experience of working with various presentations including:
- Adjustment to Life Events
- Anxiety (including: generalised anxiety disorder; obsessive compulsive disorder; panic attacks; phobias, and social anxiety)
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders (I do not offer a diagnostic service)
- Complex Trauma (i.e. relating to significant harm in childhood)
- Depression and Low Mood
- Grief or Loss
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship Difficulties
- Self-Esteem Issues
This list is not exhaustive and I would be happy to discuss how I might help you.
I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 2008.
I am a member of the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC number PYL26968). All clinical psychologists in the UK are regulated by the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC). Registration of clinical psychologists with the HCPC demonstrates that they have the appropriate qualifications and experience to practice as a clinical psychologist and that they meet the HCPCs high standards of ethics, training, education and professional behaviour.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
I offer an initial 10-15 minute telephone consultation to discuss what you are looking for and whether you would like to make a face to face appointment. You can email me if this would be more helpful. This initial telephone or email contact is FREE.
Psychological Assessment and Therapy sessions are charged at a standard rate of £110 for a 55-60 minute session.
I draw on a number of therapeutic approaches to guide my work including:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Behavioural Family Therapy (BFT)
- Systemic approaches
When we work together we will develop a personalised understanding of your experiences, what has happened that has lead you to where you are now and what is maintaining the difficulties that you are facing. We will develop an individually tailored intervention plan which is likely to draw on a range of therapeutic approaches. The therapeutic approaches that I use have been well researched and are proven to be effective in reducing distress.
I have access to therapy rooms in both Bearsden and Milngavie. Both venues have good public transport links and parking nearby.
Further information can be found regarding what to expect from therapy can be found on my website: www.northglasgowpsychologypractice.com. Please feel free to contact me with any queries you may have.