Dr Jo McColl, Clinical Psychologist, BSc DClinPsy CPsychol
Many people are affected by everyday stresses and strains and sometimes this can become quite overwhelming and take over many aspects of your life. Psychological therapies can be very effective to help you to understand your difficulties, where they may have come from and what is keeping them going. There may come a time when some extra help from a certified and regulated professional can help you learn how to cope with many of life’s challenges. I am here to work together with you and for you to learn how to help yourself.
My name is Dr Jo McColl, I am a clinical psychologist offering clinical psychology sessions in the East Dunbartonshire and Stirlingshire areas of central Scotland. Please have a read through my website for further information and I hope I can help you. All enquires are welcome.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience within the NHS. I am a friendly, down to earth and compassionate therapist currently offering clinical psychology sessions within the Glasgow and Stirling areas and I also work part time as a consultant clinical psychologist in the NHS Glasgow Psychological Trauma Service. I have a wide range of experience and have worked across the spectrum of mental health presentations of differing levels of severity, from mild / moderate to severe and enduring mental health difficulties.
My special interest is in delivering psychological interventions for trauma, particularly with people with a history of childhood sexual abuse. I have lengthy experience of working with various presentations including:
- Anxiety (including panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety, health anxiety).
- Depression / low mood.
- Trauma presentations (e.g., post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD).
- Eating disorders.
- Adjustment disorders.
- Relationship difficulties.
- Bereavement / grief.
This is not an exhaustive list so please contact me to discuss how I may be able to help you.
I graduated with a first class BSc honours degree in Psychology from The University of Glasgow in 1997. I then completed a 3 year postgraduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, graduating from The University of Glasgow in 2001.
I am a member of the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC number PYL24099) and I am a chartered member of the British Psychological Society. The HCPC is the regulatory body for all clinical psychologists and membership of this demonstrates that I have the appropriate qualifications and experience to practice as a clinical psychologist and that I meet the HCPC high standards of training, education, conduct, ethics and professional skills.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
You are welcome to call me for a 10-15 minute chat about what you are looking for and if you think you would like to make a face to face appointment. You can also drop me an email if this suits you better. This initial telephone or email contact is FREE.
Psychological Assessment and Therapy: all sessions are charged at a standard rate of £100 for a 60 minute session.
I am trained in and can deliver a range of evidence based psychological interventions including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), schema focused therapy, phase based interventions for complex trauma, solution focused therapy and compassion focused therapy. I also draw upon other therapeutic approaches and theories including acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness based therapy and psychodynamic theory.
I usually work integratively, meaning that I combine several therapeutic approaches in order to provide specific, individually tailored psychological interventions with the aim of helping you improve more quickly. The therapeutic approaches that I use have been researched and shown to be effective psychological therapies as demonstrated in published guidelines.
I have therapy rooms in three venues (in Milngavie, Killearn and Buchlyvie), you can choose the location which would suit you best. These locations are ideal if you are looking for a psychologist in either Glasgow or Stirling. All venues have free car parking facilities and a waiting area where you can have a seat if you arrive early.
Further information regarding what to expect from therapy can be found on my website www.mccollclinicalpsychology.co.uk. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday 930-230pm, Wednesday 930-230pm. Evening appointments may be available, please feel free to enquire.
Types of client