Michael Donnelly BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
I am a qualified Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist, and an accredited member of the British Association of Cognitive & Behavioural Psychotherapists (BABCP), which is the lead organisation for CBT in the UK.
I am warm and empathetic and provide a confidential safe space for my clients to explore the problems and issues they bring to therapy.
I offer a CBT service to help people overcome problems in their lives, which can often be associated with low confidence and self esteem. I also work with people who experience a variety of difficulties including:
-Anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
-Drug and Alcohol Addiction.
I am also experienced working with a variety of people who feel they need help with personal development, enabling them to achieve specific goals either related to their career or within their personal lives.
CBT explores the relationship between what you do, what you think and how you feel. I will work with you to find the best way forward and help you find manageable solutions to your problems. CBT is recommended as the first choice psychological treatment by government NICE guidelines and has by far the largest evidence base for effectiveness of all psychological therapies. If you are experiencing any kind of difficulty, CBT can help.
I am passionate about CBT and the positive results my clients have achieved. With the correct support and techniques, people overcome even the most entrenched barriers and can lead more satisfying and fulfilling lives.
GETTING STARTED IN CBT WITH ME
Please feel free to call me on 07974225868 for an informal conversation about what you would like to get out of therapy. After our first call and If you are happy to continue we can set up a first session. Usually i arrange either weekly/fortnightly appointments after that. On average CBT is recommended for around 8 sessions although everyone is different and the length of therapy is individual to you. Please see below for my availability.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma CBT & Groupwork.
Specialist Certificate in CBT
BSc (Hons 2:1) Occupational Therapy.
ASSIST (Applied Suicide intervention skills)
Trauma: Safety and Stabilisation
Introduction to Schema Therapy
In addition to my CBT practice I also work as a Senior Occupational Therapist with nearly 16 years post graduate experience. For the past 10 years I have practised within an NHS setting, working with clients with a range of psychological problems and recovering from addiction.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
My standard Fee is £50 per session. If you are a student, or on a low income I am able to negotiate a reduced fee.
I work from the Centre of Therapy In the West End of Glasgow City Centre. I am available for appointments mainly evenings and weekends.
I agree initial appointments after a brief telephone consultation normally lasting 15 minutes. This is free of charge and ensures that you are ready for therapy and that i am the right therapist for you.
I am an accredited member of BABCP and adhere to their standards of conduct, performance and ethics, including attending monthly supervision and taking responsibility for ongoing continued professional development.
Maps & Directions
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