John McNaughton Dip Counselling MCOSCA

John McNaughton Dip Counselling MCOSCA

S B C Family Life Centre
61-63 Murray Place

Cross House
West Lothian
EH49 7AL

07749 024 784

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About me

Often life can throw things at us which can be very challenging and difficult to cope with.  As a result, we may feel anxious, angry or sad. Often having someone walk alongside us on our journey, and having time and space to process these things can be very useful. If this is where you are at the moment, counselling might be something to think about.

I have 15 years experience of working in the mental health sector and with people who have had difficult life challenges. I am experienced in working with both men and women and in creating a safe space with the people I work with. I use an individualised approach that is warm, non-judgemental, empathic and unique to you. This gives you the opportunity to explore the things in life that are troubling you, and gives you the space to make changes and grow.

Special Areas of Interest

I have a particular interest in working with Anxiety, Depression and Trauma. I am also experienced in working with Addictions, Bullying and Work Related Stress.


I am based in the central belt of Scotland and have rooms in Stirling, Falkirk, Cumbernauld and Linlithgow. All are located in the centre of town and are convenient for transport links.

I am PVG checked and abide by COSCA's Code of Ethics.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for an informal chat on 07749024784

Training, qualifications & experience


I trained in a Person-Centred/Psychodynamic integrative approach. Since qualifying, I have worked as a Counsellor in charity organisations, Quiet Waters in Falkirk and Libertas in Linlithgow.

I have been employed as an Addictions Worker/Counsellor in a service for people who have been affected by trauma and addictions, and have offered counselling in prison. I have also worked with people who have a family member in prison.

As I believe it is important to continually be growing as a Counsellor, I have recently started a Postgraduate Level Diploma in CBT Therapy.


  • 2015 - COSCA Accredited Diploma in Counselling
  • 2015 - Impact of Drug and Alcohol Misuse on Children and Families
  • 2016 - Bereavement
  • 2017 - Trauma and the Brain
  • 2018 - Introduction to Schema Therapy
  • 2019 - Understanding Drugs and Alcohol
  • 2019 - Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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£45 per session

I accept payment by Card, Cash or Bank Transfer.

Maps & Directions

Stirling, FK8 1AP
Linlithgow, EH49 7AL

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


I am available Monday - Fri. I am also available Saturday morning for appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme