Luisa Sophie Frei - DClinPsych, PhD
As a highly qualified Clinical Psychologist with experience in both NHS and private practice, I am qualified to work with adults and young people, including people with learning disabilities and other developmental conditions, with moderate to complex psychological difficulties. I work with a range of difficulties, such as different anxiety presentations (OCD, general anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobias), depression and bipolar presentations, anger, grief and bereavement, life coaching, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem and negative self-image, trauma and complex trauma, addiction and adjustment difficulties.
I believe that no one is “defective” and that every difficulty you currently experience is a normal reaction to experiences you have had in your life. My aim is to help you process past experiences and adjust your (emotional, mental, behavioural) coping strategies to navigate your current life in more productive and fulfilling ways.
Please email me or leave a message on my answerphone and I will get back to you as quickly as possible for an initial free email or 15min phone consultation to discuss your needs and what you expect to get out of counselling. We will then arrange a face to face appointment.
I currently have availability on Saturdays in Hamilton and - from January 2020 - on Thursday evenings in Glasgow. There is a special introductory offer for my new clinic in Glasgow, please see details below.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Doctor in Clinical Psychology (DCLinPsych). I base my work on detailed psychological assessments, working with my clients to find the best fit of therapy for each individual. I have trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Metacognitive Therapy, Schema-focused Therapy and Person Centred Therapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
£75 -£90 for self-funding individuals (depending on location)
Please enquire for insurance fees.
Free initial 15 min phone or email consultation.
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER: For the opening of my new clinic in Glasgow, I will offer the first three sessions at a discounted price of £60 each, if the first appointment is booked for either 16th, 23rd or 30th January 2020. Please get in touch if you want to take advantage of this offer.
In Hamilton, I run clinics on Saturdays only, but my colleagues of Auric Psychology may be able to offer different times (please enquire).
Online sessions (Skype) may be available on request in special circumstances (eg illness, physical disability).
Auric Psychology in Hamilton is located only a short walk from Hamilton station. There is pay and display on-street parking on Quarry Street or free parking on neighbouring streets.
Nurture Glasgow is based in Finnieston and there is pay and display parking on Fitzroy Place, Royal Crescent and Sauchiehall Street (free after 6pm). There are good bus links and train and subway stations are only a 10min walk away (Kelvinhall subway, Charing Cross and Exhibition Centre stations).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Saturdays in Hamilton
Thursday evening in Glasgow
Types of client