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About me

There can be no doubt that life throws things at us which can be very challenging and difficult to cope with. As we begin to find a new way of living post-covid, many of us will be feeling anxious, panicky, low in mood or perhaps just be left feeling sad.

Sometimes the messages that we may have received as a child/young person can have an impact on us in the here and now.  When we are triggered, we may respond or behave in ways which we don't make sense to us.

Perhaps you are ready to make changes in your life and you are looking to find ways of doing this.

Working together, you and I can explore the impact of the past and look at the ways our thoughts and behaviours reflect this today.  We can unpack this and find alternative ways of coping.

I am an experienced counsellor, who has worked in the health sector for over 15 years. I am experienced in working with both men and women of all ages and find that I am able to create a safe space for them. 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 Panic, Bereavement and Social Anxiety.

Location

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

I am PVG checked and abide by the BACP Code of Ethics.

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

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Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

I have trained in a Person-Centred/Psychodynamic integrative approach.  I am also a qualified CBT Therapist.

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.

Training

  • 2019 -2021 - Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • 2019 - Understanding Drugs and Alcohol
  • 2018 - Introduction to Schema Therapy
  • 2017 - Trauma and the Brain
  • 2016 - Bereavement
  • 2015 - Impact of Drug and Alcohol Misuse on Children and Families
  • 2015 - COSCA Accredited Diploma in Counselling

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

Please note I only accept payment by Bank Transfer

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I have availability Monday - Friday.

I also have a few appointments available on Saturday Mornings.

Message me for details.

Family Life Centre
61-63 Murray Place
Stirling
Stirlingshire
FK8 1AP

Linlithgow
West Lothian
EH49

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp

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John McNaughton (MBACP)

John McNaughton (MBACP)