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, with moderate to complex psychological difficulties. I work with a range of difficulties, such as different anxiety presentations (OCD, generalised anxiety disorder, 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 and Monday evenings in Hamilton and on Thursday evenings in Glasgow. I can offer flexible times for online therapy sessions. Reduced rates for key workers during the pandemic (online sessions only).
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.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I can do ASD assessments for adults without learning disabilities. Please enquire for more information.
£85 -£90 for self-funding individuals (depending on location)
Please enquire for insurance fees. I am a registered provider with Axa PPP and Aviva.
Free initial 15 min phone or email consultation.
Concessions offered for
In Hamilton, I run clinics on Saturdays and Monday evenings, but my colleagues of Auric Psychology may be able to offer different times (please enquire).
Online sessions (Zoom) are available on request in special circumstances (eg illness, physical disability). During the Covid-19 pandemic lock down all sessions are run online.
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).