Lisa McGarry - Open Space Counselling
Sometimes life can feel like a struggle, or it may feel like you have lost direction. This can be because of things that have happened to you or around you, or it could be that things don't feel right within you. Counselling can give you the space to explore what's going on for you.
You don't need to feel like you're in crisis to have counselling. It's a way to take care of yourself on the inside.
When we work together you'll have a safe, empathic, and non-judgemental space to explore where you're at and what's going on for you. This will help you gain a better understanding of yourself, and find a clearer path forward in your life.
I offer walk and talk sessions, as I've found that walking in nature can help people to relax and find clarity about what's happening for them. You can find out more about this in the video below.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm Lisa, and I believe that you are the expert on you. My aim is to help you to believe and trust in this.
I'm a COSCA qualified person-centred counsellor and a member of the BACP. This means that I follow the COSCA Code of Ethics, and the BACP Ethical Framework in the work I do. I work with adults (18+) who are facing issues such as anxiety and panic, depression, bereavement and loss, trauma, and low self-esteem.
My role in our work together is to create a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore what's going on for you. I'll draw on my professional skills and on the trust and connection we build to help you on your journey.
You hold the map. I'll accompany you and help you make sense of it.
I'm excited to meet you and see where we can go.
I'm based in Linlithgow, Scotland but can offer online counselling to anyone in the UK.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Outdoor Walk & Talk Session - £50
Online Session (Email or Video) - £50
Face to face (not currently available) - £50