Dr Marie Ferguson Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Hello and thank you for visiting my web page. My name is Dr Marie Ferguson and I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. I have over 20 years of experience and have had the pleasure of treating many people over the years.
I have offices in Glasgow city centre and Hamilton in Lanarkshire, and I offer a variety of evidence-based psychological therapies. I have spent the majority of my clinical career in a senior role and was Head of an Adult Psychology Service within the NHS for many years.
More often than not people don’t know what’s wrong when they first decide to see a psychologist. They just know that they are ‘not themselves’ and want help to understand what is happening to them and also how to move forward.
The most common difficulty I come across in my clinics is anxiety, people tend to suffer from some form of it, even when it is not the main reason that they are attending. In my experience mental health problems, can make people feel more vulnerable and life feels more unpredictable which in itself can lead to anxiety and stress.
I have experience of working with people with anxiety, panic, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. If you don’t identify with this list then don’t worry, it’s just a brief summary.
I am experienced in a wide variety of psychological interventions, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Schema Therapy, however, I tend to use an integrative approach. This means I do not rely on one approach, I tailor my intervention to best suit the needs of my individual clients. I also believe having a good therapeutic relationship, compassion and at times humour, are very important in therapy.
If you would like to find out more, or have any questions, please feel free to contact me by phone or by email.
Training, qualifications & experience
First Class Honours Degree in Psychology, the University of Strathclyde 1995 - 1999
Awarded the Gustav Jahoda Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement in 1999
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, the University of Glasgow 2000 – 2003
Both Degrees are accredited by the British Psychological Society.
I am a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society which is the benchmark of professional recognition.
I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council which regulates Psychologists in the UK.
I am also a member of the Association of Clinical Psychologists UK.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
My fees for self-funding clients and insurance companies are available on request.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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