Linda Hardy (Masters Degree). Counselling & CBT in Glasgow City Centre & On-line
My counselling service is adjacent to Glasgow Central Station in a spacious and comfortable room. In-person sessions are available again, and I also offer on-line therapy via Zoom.
A warm welcome to my page
Thanks for taking the time to read my page. My first priority to you is to provide a friendly and welcoming service so that you can feel at ease during our time together.
Therapy doesn't always feel easy because you may get in touch with difficult memories and emotions. So, I want to assure you that there would be no pressure on you to talk unless you feel ready; and you will always be in control of the process. I will listen, respectfully reflect with you, and offer you tools and techniques that are right for you to reach your goals, or to enable the healing process to take shape.
How I can help
Below are some of the areas that I have expertise to work with, representing a vast range of experience with clients over many years.
addiction or dependency issues
anxiety and stress
lacking confidence / low self-belief
depression or feeling low
thinking I'm not good enough
assertiveness and constructive communication with others
understanding how the past influences the present
coping with loss
feeling anxious or stressed with regards to the COVID
One of the most common reasons that people seek counselling is because of a lack of confidence to move forward with their goals and dreams in life. For example, a sense of fear or apprehension, which may or may not be felt consciously, may be getting in the way. I can work with you to help you to understand the source of this, and with strategies to help you find a way through.
Anxiety and Stress
Another common factor for many of us, and I don't think that any of us are immune to a degree of anxiety or stress at some point during our life. I have helped many people to understand the underlying source, and to find a way to manage their stress / anxiety with tools that are right for them.
I know, from personal experience, as well as what friends, clients and colleagues tell me, that they experience a mixture of emotions, thoughts, feelings and reactions associated with the pandemic. Sometimes, feelings of safety, and the idea of going back to 'normal' life can feel overwhelming. This is quite normal, and if you feel this way, you are definitely not alone. Talking this through may help you to feel less isolated, and work out a bespoke plan of action for yourself.
This is a small sample of the areas that my service can offer. For more comprehensive information about me and how I approach my work, please visit my Counselling in Glasgow website (www.counselling-glasgow.com)
Free half hour session / consultation lasting up to half and hour
Many people tell me that I am a friendly person, and they feel comfortable opening up with me. But is important that you do too. So I offer a free consultation either on the phone or via Zoom, lasting up to half an hour, so you can meet me and decide if I may be a good fit for you. You will also have the opportunity to ask me anything at all about my service and how I would approach my work with you.
A wee bit about me
My philosophy is that we are our own best helper. I can help you to understand how past events may be influencing the present, and work with you to discover new tools and coping strategies that are right for you now, and in the future.
My experience as a qualified therapist includes working as a senior counsellor for a bereavement service for 4 years, and for 2 years within a drug and alcohol treatment service. I have been working privately in Glasgow for the past 3 years.
More details about me and my service are available on my website at www.counselling-glasgow.com
An in-person counselling service will be available from my room in Central Glasgow from the 11th June onward. COVID safeguards will be in place.
I will also continue to offer an ongoing on-line service via Zoom.
Daytime and early evening appointments are available
I am a member of the Accredited Register of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
This is the largest professional body for counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK.
(Counsellor Linda Hardy: British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Registered Member 725672. (BACP is a member of the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register)
I charge £45 per session.
Counselling in Central Glasgow
My counselling space is in the heart of Glasgow City Centre, located right next to Glasgow Central Station, and just a few minutes’ walk from Glasgow's Queen Street Station.
Find me just off Gordon Street, right next door to the Shelter shop.
Address: 111 Union Street, Glasgow, G1 3TA.
Like many buildings in Central Glasgow, my counselling room is in a converted tenement building, and has a few steps on the ground floor to access the lift. So unfortunately, it is not wheelchair accessible.
My e-mail is Linda@counselling-glasgow.com
Leave a message on my mobile: 07474 605 180
Visit my website for more information about me and how I approach my work: www.counselling-glasgow.com
Thank you for taking the time to read my page.
Please feel free to get in touch to ask any questions you have about my service, and what you could expect during our time together.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Masters in Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy from the University of London (graduated in 2011).
- 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)
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Exam stress
- low self esteem
I am currently taking referrals. Evening appointments are available Monday - Friday