Ben View Resource Centre
50 Strathleven Place
I am a qualified person-centred counsellor with thirteen years' experience in counselling and mental health. I have worked in a variety of different settings, including an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and the NHS, as well as a number of different voluntary organisations.
While counselling can help with most issues and while I have worked with many of them, I am most experienced in working with mental health issues, from stress, including work-related stress, to anxiety and depression to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. I also have a lot of experience working with people who self-harm or who are suicidal, as well as those who have experienced domestic abuse and trauma.
The other area in which I am most experienced is relationships, including relationships with family, friends, significant others and self. I am particularly interested in personal development and how we can work through difficult issues from childhood, including issues with abandonment and attachment, using self-awareness and self-compassion.
I strive to create a safe space in which we can work together on exploring what has brought you to counselling at this time.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills from The University of Strathclyde gained in 2006 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from The University of Strathclyde gained in 2008.
I also have a BA (Hons) in Painting gained in 1997, as well as extensive Continuing Professional Development (CPD) covering a wide variety of topics in the field of counselling and mental health.
I have six and a half years' experience of and extensive training in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and I provide psychological first aid to groups and individuals in the aftermath of, amongst other incidents, acts of terror, armed robberies, deaths in service, including from suicide, and industrial accidents.
Lastly, I am an experienced trainer and I deliver training in mental health awareness and relationship first aid.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
My fees are negotiable depending on your individual circumstances so please telephone me to discuss yours further in the first instance.
I offer face-to-face and telephone counselling at a rate of £40 per 50 minute session payable in person in cash or, in the case of telephone counselling, in advance by PayPal.
Sessions that are not attended or cancelled with less than 24 hours' notice are charged at the same rate of £40.
The Ben View Resource Centre is easily accessible by car and public transport from Balloch, Clydebank, Dalmuir, Helensburgh and the surrounding areas, and is only thirty minutes from the centre and west end of Glasgow.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Face-to-face counselling: Monday mornings and Tuesday evenings Telephone counselling: Various evening and weekend appointments available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|