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Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, ML6

About me

There are people who at times struggle with recurring mental health over  a long period of time.  They may have frequent appointments to GP, psychiatric services, A&E and try various medications with little long lasting benefits.  Each episode has an impact on work, relationships and self esteem/confidence. These episodes  may be linked back to difficult experiences in childhood or in early adulthood that have not been worked through. It is very likely, that you will not have connected the episodes in your mind.

I can support you to explore the ,current episode and through working through your history,  help you to make connections with the thoughts, feelings that occur each time. Each person has there own personal history, level of resilience and input from service and therefore each person will take different amounts of time to work through this.  For this reason, I offer sessions to suit the person. The amount of sessions will be discussed on assessment and reviewed regularly. 

I can also support people who are experiencing mental health for the first time due to current situations in their lives; bullying at work, breakup of relationship, moving from secondary education to university or grief to name a few.

After a couple of assessment sessions, a decision would be made to offer supportive or psychodynamic psychotherapy.  

I currently can only offer online sessions and work after 6pm weekdays.  I can offer time slots during the weekend. 

I have full insurance.

Please contact me either by text message or phone call to my mobile to arrange an appointment. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been a qualified psychiatric nurse for over 20 years and worked in acute ward settings, community nursing and A&E offering assessments to psychiatric emergencies.

I have been working in psychotherapy for over 5 years working with various degrees of trauma. 

I am a qualified group analyst with the Institute of Group Analysis.

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Additional information

My current fees are £55 per 50 minute session and £30 per group session of 90 minutes (groups depending on numbers available).

Our first session is £40 as this is an introduction session.

Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, ML6

Type of session

In person
Lorraine McGuinness

Lorraine McGuinness