Jessica Golden

Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, ML3 0FD
07398 221620 07398 221620 Registered / Accredited
Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, ML3 0FD

About me

I am a highly qualified registered counselling psychologist, and clinical director of Auric Psychology in Hamilton. I have spent time working in the third sector in adult services and learning disability services as well as primary schools, colleges and with adults within the NHS.

My approach to therapy is to work with you, rather than for you. I hold a belief that although I carry psychological expertise, you would only have come to me if you had tried multiple ways of coping yourself. In this way I aim to work collaboratively with you to understand your difficulties within a safe, confidential and supportive setting, where you will be treated with respect and compassion.

If you are feeling stuck, like you are repeating patterns in your life but you are unsure about how to change this, feel free to contact me for a free consultation to discuss your needs, and how I might be able to help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am HCPC accredited as a counselling psychologist with experience in offering specialised psychological therapy to adults, children, families and couples with moderate to complex difficulties.

I have a professional doctorate in counselling psychology, (Dpsych) which qualifies me to work with adults and children with a wide range of problems. I am expertly trained to use multiple models of therapy such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), schema therapy, couples therapy and person-centered therapy. I also have additional training in:

  • Complex trauma
  • Play therapy for children
  • Autism training
  • Child and adult protection
  • Schema work for personality disorders
  • Behavioural couples therapy.

I also offer clinical supervision for counsellors, psychotherapists and other professionals.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


I offer a 10-15 minute free phone consultation for you to ask any questions you might have, and to support you to make the most suitable decision about how to move forwards.

I understand how it can be difficult to pick a psychologist or counsellor from these biographies, and this is why I offer a free phone consultation, to help to answer any questions you have, and to tell you more about me. If you like what you hear, then we can book a session, and if not, then you will hopefully have more information about what you want and I can hopefully help to point you in the right direction.

  • My sessions are 50 minutes long
  • Fees are £70 per session for individual therapy/life coaching
  • Fees are £95 per session for couples/family therapy
  • Supervision fees are £50 for individual supervision for 1 hour and £70 for 1.5 hours.

6 Candymill Lane
South Lanarkshire

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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 Unspecified


Flexible availability to suit your needs. Contact for more information.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Jessica Golden

Jessica Golden