Linda Hardy MSc. Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Central Glasgow
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My philosophy is that we are our own best helper. Through my service, you can help yourself to understand yourself and your situation better, and also discover new tools and coping strategies that will assist you in the future.
Clients regularly tell me that I am approachable and friendly. I offer a space where you can feel safe and at ease to talk about whatever is on your mind
I will always work with you in a non-judgemental way. - which means I would always respect your own frame of reference, and would not impose my own values on beliefs onto you.
Free half hour consultation to decide if I am right for you
It is important that you feel comfortable with whoever you choose, so I offer a free half hour consultation in my counselling room in Central Glasgow to help you decide if I am right for you.
Relevant Experience and Qualifications, and some of the areas I can assist you with
I have a Masters degree (MSc) in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from the University of London. I was a bereavement counsellor for 4 years, and also worked within a drug and alcohol treatment service for 2 years. Before graduating as a therapist, I worked in community outreach and homelessness for many years, so I have had wide and varied experience working with clients with a range of emotional and social needs.
If you are looking for a counsellor, some of the areas I can help with are documented below.
- bereavement therapy
- help with anxiety and stress
- issues with your relationships
- depression or low mood
- self esteem
- confidence issues or low self belief
- dependency / addiction
I offer a flexible service: Between Monday - Friday, I offer early evening appointments. Saturday day-time appointments are also available.
I am a member on the Accredited Register of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) - the largest professional body for counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK. To secure my membership, I had to complete and pass a 2-hour exam to ensure I could meet their professional standards.
I abide by the BACP's ethical guidelines at all times.
Charge per session
I charge £40 per session. My aim is to keep the fee as low as I feasibly can, since I realise that private therapy is out of reach financially for many people. I hope to be able to offer a concessionary rate to full-time students and people on a low income in the future.
I will never ask you to 'block book', nor pay for sessions in advance.
My counselling room, at 38 Queen Street, is just a few minutes walk from Central Station and Queen Street Station.
Find me next door to Subway Sandwich shop, and just a few doors from Primark's Queen Street entrance.
My room is accessible for wheelchair users.
Like many buildings in Central Glasgow, my office is in a converted tenement building. Because of its historic design, the main entrance on Queen Street is accessed by a couple of steps.
There is full access at the back of the building, and I would arrange meet you a few minutes prior to our session to show you to my room.
Visit my website at Counselling-Glasgow
I invite you to check me out further by visiting my website. More details about me, my service and my approach to my work are available.
As mentioned earlier, I offer a free first consultation. This will give you the opportunity to meet me and decide if I may be a good fit for you at this point in time.
Please feel free to ask any questions you have about my service, and what you could expect during our time together.
My e-mail is Linda@counselling-glasgow.com
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Training, qualifications & experience
- Masters in Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy from the University of London.
- 4 years experience as a Senior Counsellor working with bereaved clients and Carers
- 2 years experience as a counsellor in a drug and alcohol recovery service.
- Certificate in Counselling and Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Various Continued Professional Development Courses, including: Using and teaching Mindfulness tools and techniques; Complicated Grief; Caring For The Caregiver.
- Wrote and presented workshops and seminars to a range of teams, including: Understanding hoarding behaviour; Understanding co-dependent relationships; Using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy tools and techniques every day; Understanding and working with suicidal people.
- Prior to qualifying as a therapist, I worked in the community mental health field in London, also with clients with a range of needs, such as drug and alcohol dependency, anxiety, depression.
- BA (Hons) Politics with Development Studies from Sussex University (graduated 1996)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Exam stress
- low self esteem
Each session is £40.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please see the information detailed in my profile regarding accessibility.
I am currently taking referrals. I offer a flexible approach for people who work, and I can negotiate early evening appointments.
Types of client