Karen Snadden

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MBACP (Accred)
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Glasgow G61 & Stepps G33
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About me

Having gone through some of my own personal struggles, I know how important it is to have someone listen. To be able to vocalise your thoughts without any fear of judgment. Sometimes it can feel like the end of the road, there is no-where to turn. We can feel like there is no hope left. Negative thoughts seem to go round and round in your head. This is the time to reach out and let someone help you.


Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help the way we think (our cognitions) and what we do (our behaviour) therefore affecting the way we feel. There are many different ways in which this can be done and collaboratively I will work with each individual to find which method works best for them. 


The first session is usually about information gathering. I will also ask you to complete a short questionnaire which will give me an idea of what areas you need help with most. Following this, and upon hearing your presenting issue, I will work on a treatment plan which we can look at together. Depending on what comes up in therapy sessions, the treatment plan may vary at times. There will be work for you to do by yourself throughout each week and together we can review your progress. CBT is goal orientated and therefore you will be asked to set some goals that you would like to achieve through therapy. We will review your progress throughout our sessions and may provide handouts relevant to our chat or provide links for you to use in order to provide as much psychoeducation for you as possible.  

Occasionally, it may be beneficial to use guided discovery, breathing exercises and gentle meditation. This is used only if you are comfortable trying it as I understand these things are not for everyone.

Training, qualifications & experience

Cognitive Behaviour Therapist

Qualifications – Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Groupwork

Regulatory Body – British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Registered member 391998

COSCA member (4277)

Member organisations

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA)

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC. It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
Accredited Register Scheme

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Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Pet bereavement- 

Pet Bereavement - Lives are transformed by the love and companionship pets bring. So, saying goodbye to one – whether due to death or separation – is always sad, difficult and often traumatic. It affects people in many ways. Having over 30 years' experience in this area, I can listen with compassion and understanding.  I often hear that friends, family or colleagues don’t quite understand the upset that losing a pet can bring and grieving for a pet can be a very lonely experience. Sometimes it helps to share these feelings with someone who knows, from personal experience, how distressing pet loss can be, and who will listen with compassion and without judgement.

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£50.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Online and phone sessions £50

Face to face session £60

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

If any of these times are not suitable please let me know as I may still be able to accommodate you.

Further information

I Work from the Wellbeing Rooms in Bearsden and Stepps.

This is a comfortable space which will help you feel safe to talk. You can view the rooms I work from at www.thewellbeing rooms.org.uk

Bearsden room - Bardowie

Stepps room - Bishop

The Wellbeing Rooms Scotland LLP, 5A Kirk Road, Bearsden, Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, G61 3RG

183A Cumbernauld Road, Stepps, G33 6EZ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

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Karen Snadden
Karen Snadden