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About me

Hi, my name is Justin I am a qualified and experienced counsellor whose core beliefs come from the Person-Centred approach although I do work integratively.  What this jargon means is I am able to offer a warm, safe, non-judgmental space where we can explore your issues or problems confidentially with an approach that's tailored to you. I offer both short-term and long-term therapy.

Are you going through a tough time? Or struggling with day to day life? I understand that thinking about seeing a counsellor may seem daunting. However, most people in their lives experience tragic events, distress or feelings which don’t feel like they are going to end or can’t see a way out.  During this current climate and due to COVID-19, it is becoming an increasing worry wither this be mentally, physically or financially. So I understand these things may be piling on top of ongoing worries, issues or problems. So, my service is a safe and supportive setting where you can explore such events with a trained professional. To listen to you and for you to be understood and to be with you as you take the necessary steps towards change. Please feel free to contact me via email, text or phone call, where we can discuss what I offer and see if I am able to help you in the best way possible for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

As a registered counsellor with the BACP (MBACP), my qualifications as a Humanistic counsellor allows me to offer my clients an approach that is tailored to them. My core values of the Person-Centred Approach allow you to explore many different ways of looking at your life and situation without being judged. I respect your autonomy and believe you hold the answers, I am here to offer support and help you to discover these answers.

I have a professional development award in Addiction Counselling. In my time as a counsellor I haven’t worked directly in an addiction only unit but in settings were addiction is high and the main issue. Throughout my time as a counsellor, I have worked with many different issues and problems that can be encountered and impact life. This includes working with Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Autism, Addictions, Trauma, Loss, Grief, Bereavement, Loneliness, Isolation, Relationship issues, Self-Harm, Physical Abuse, Mental Abuse and many more.

I currently work as a Student Counsellor at Glasgow Clyde College I have been there for around 2 years now. During my time I have gained great experience in working with students and having been a student I understand the struggles myself.

During my time as a trainee I spent a lot of time in Renfrewshire Carers Centre, Counselling people who may have been caring for family members or friends etc. I continued volunteering here for a while after I was qualifying so I have a great amount of experience within this field. I also hold a position as a support worker for The Priory, so I understand what it can be like caring or supporting people in their day to day lives and the challenges that can be faced by this.

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

£45.00 per session

Additional information

£45 per hour or block bookings of 5 appointments for £200.

Student rate of £30 per hour or block bookings of 5 appointments for £125 (will need certified proof, student ID, student email address etc.)

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Availability

At the moment I am currently able to offer every Wednesday between 10:00 and 18:00. Or alternatively, I am able to do Tuesday and Friday mornings (09:00-12:00) and evenings (17:00-19:00)

Glasgow
Lanarkshire
G12

Glasgow
West Dunbartonshire
G60

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Justin McSweeney (MBACP)

Justin McSweeney (MBACP)