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MBACP, MSc, Bsc

About me

Hello and a warm welcome to my profile!

My name is Megan (she/her) and I’m a qualified (MBACP) person-centred counsellor based in the Southside of Glasgow, Scotland. I have experience working with a wide range of clients, supporting them through difficult life events and personal circumstances, including anxiety, depression, bereavement, sexuality, gender, and relationship issues.

My main area of expertise is supporting those who have experienced a wide range of complex trauma. Helping them to overcome the long-term physical, emotional and mental side-effects that come from prolonged trauma. I also have experience working closely with individuals who have a diagnosis of autism, as well as those who are at crisis point and struggling with suicidal ideation, intent, and self-harm.

My approach to therapy

If you are new to therapy - it can often be a bit confusing as to what a therapist can offer and make sense of the various modalities. As a person-centred therapist, I work with clients of any gender, race, sexuality, background, or religion, as well as neurodivergence and disability. I offer an inclusive, confidential and judgement free space in which I encourage clients to express themselves and share whatever is weighing on their minds.

Whilst I recognise that diagnoses and labels can be helpful, they may not provide us with all the answers we are looking for. I can offer a holistic alternative when we may feel we are still searching for meaning in our lives and help you to arrive at a greater understanding of yourself, your relationships and life.

The person-centred approach is one that puts client autonomy and empowerment at the forefront. I believe that we are all unique and therefore, the expert on ourselves. If a space of warmth, acceptance and respect is upheld within therapy - I believe that we can all be trusted to find our own way through our problems and life challenges. As such, I do not offer 'advice' or 'analysis' on how best to live your life, or provide you with the 'solutions' to your problems. Rather, I can offer a safe, supportive, yet challenging space for self-exploration to be alongside you throughout your journey in therapy and help you arrive at your own solutions. 

Throughout this process, I may share with you my observations and relevant psycho-education to help guide you towards finding your own solutions. It is often through this process that we begin to become aware of what might be unconscious or out of our awareness and see a clearer path forward.

The person-centred approach is 'non-directive' meaning that I work with what you share in the sessions and move at your pace. As such, this puts you as the client in the driver's seat.

Whilst my approach to sessions is very much guided by the client, I offer a variety of ways of working. As a professional member of Creative Counsellors - I often utilise creative tools within my counselling practice.  If prospective clients have access to crafts such as paper, pens, pencils, paints etc and wish to explore parts of themselves through creative means - I welcome this within sessions.

I can also offer a variety of practical resources such as worksheets and reading recommendations to accompany the work undertaken in therapy if desired.

It often takes time to feel the benefits of therapy and explore our own minds, but I challenge you to trust the process!

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc (with Distinction) in Counselling and Psychotherapy - University of Strathclyde
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology - Edinburgh Napier University 
  • COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills - Edinburgh College 
  • ASIST Suicide Intervention Training 
  • I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and fully insured. 
  • Professional Member of Creative Counsellors
  • For data protection purposes, I am a member of the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £40.00 to £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer an initial consultation of 20 minutes free of charge. This is an opportunity to ask any questions you may have and assess if we will be a good fit to work together. 

Sessions are 50 minutes and are typically weekly or fortnightly. 

Payments are made via bank transfer. 

When I work

Flexible working hours. 

I endeavour to respond to enquiries within 24 hours Mon-Fri. Please leave a message with your name/number if I do not answer immediately and I will get back to you. 

Further information

I am currently only able to offer sessions to those over the age of 16 and those living within the UK. 

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G42

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults

Key details

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

Online platforms

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