Katharine Miller-Cole MBACP PgDip
H 2-6 The Hive
1061 Argyle Street
City Of Glasgow
What might bring you to counselling
There are many reasons why someone might decide to come for counselling.
Perhaps you have a general sense of stuckness, and life is feeling unsatisfying.
Sometimes it may be that difficult experiences in the past are demanding your attention and you want to find a way to process them and move forward.
It might be that you need to make changes in your life, but you are finding it hard to know the best way forward.
There may be ways you are coping with life that no longer feel like they are serving you well and you are looking to find new ways to respond.
It might be that sometimes how you react to things puzzles you and leaves you feeling like you don’t know yourself.
Maybe relationships are difficult or you are just curious to understand more about you relate to others.
Your reasons for coming for counselling will be unique to you and we will begin by spending some time exploring these together.
How working with me could help
I will offer a non-judgmental, supportive space to explore whatever is going on for you.
Given a supportive, nurturing environment we are all much more able to grow towards our greatest potential. That is what I work to provide as a counsellor.
My own life experiences have shown me that being seen, understood and accepted is transformational.
One of the first tasks of therapy is to begin building, together, a relationship of safety and trust. I am always happy to answer any questions you have and will offer regular opportunities for us to discuss how things are working between us.
I was drawn towards person centred counselling as it recognises that therapist and client are equals – I endeavour to provide a space for you where you can find your way towards your own answers – you are the expert on your own life.
While I won’t offer you advice, I might suggest ways of processing your experiences in therapy.
I can work with you to help you identify and express your needs. Part of that work may be to provide a place where you can allow yourself to experience the grief and loss you might carry for any unmet needs from the past.
Some of the work of counselling can be to integrate all the parts of self, to recognise how all those parts -even those that manifest in ways that puzzle us- are in some way trying to help us to survive our lives. When we offer acceptance to all the parts of ourselves then fear no longer stops us from seeing what we might want to change.
By offering my acceptance and gentle interest I hope to create an atmosphere of compassionate curiosity between us, where you can explore what you are ready to explore when you are ready to explore it and I can be with you in that. We can notice without judgement what is happening within us and respond in new ways.
My belief is that the purpose of therapy isn’t about getting from ‘here’ to ‘there’ it is about a shift from ‘stuckness’ to ‘changingness’ – from being trapped in old patterns to being able to respond freely in the here and now.
“The good life is not any fixed state. The good life is a process.” – Carl Rogers.
What to expect
I offer a half-price first session for you and I to meet and discuss what you are looking for and how we might work together. I am also happy to have an initial chat over the phone and answer any questions you might have.
I have worked with clients with many different reasons for coming to counselling, including anxiety, panic, stress, relationship issues, depression, feeling sad, family issues, bereavement, addiction(s), abuse, work and study issues and many others. If you aren't sure how counselling could help with your particular issue, get in touch and we can discuss this.
Each counselling session is 50 minutes long and is led by you and your sense of what is important and relevant.
I work from my own therapy room in the Hive at Finnieston.
Payment can be made in cash at the session or by bank transfer prior to our appointment.
I completed the post-graduate diploma in person-centred counselling at the University of Strathclyde and have done further training in Emotion-Focussed Therapy.
I moved to Glasgow from Edinburgh in the 90s to study Film and TV and English Literature at Glasgow University. Following university I worked for a number of years as a bookseller, where I enjoyed meeting and talking to many interesting people in the course of my work.
My interest in counselling grew from my own experiences of therapy and how helpful it was. It is a great privilege to be alongside people on their journey and I am always impressed at people’s resilience and resourcefulness.
I previously worked running groups in an inpatient addiction treatment programme and for several years I was part of the Counselling Research Clinic at Strathclyde University. I currently work counselling students at Glasgow Caledonian University alongside my private practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
Emotion Focussed Therapy 1 & 2 University of Strathclyde
Post-graduate Diploma Counselling University of Strathclyde
Cosca Counselling Skills Certificate
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Initial meeting £25, further sessions £50 per session, some concessions available.
Payment can be made by card or cash at the session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have appointments available on weekday evenings Monday to Wednesday and some afternoons.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|