John McNaughton Dip Counselling MCOSCA
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 believe that it is important to make sure that your counsellor is the right fit for you. I offer a reduced fee of £20 for our initial session, so that you can see what I am like and the way that I work. Sessions last around 1 hour.
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.
- 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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£45 per session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available Monday - Fri. I am also available Saturday morning for appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|