Michelle Rutherford; BSC Hons; PGDip PCC; MBACP, MCOSCA
Hi, thanks for stopping by my profile and for taking the first step to finding a person-centred counsellor.
Problems and issues in our lives can sometimes be difficult to admit or express so this first step is a really important one but it can also feel daunting and unfamiliar to do. I hope I can be of some help for you as we find a way together for you to live your best life.
Often problems and difficulties in one area of our life can throw other areas out of balance. I offer an unforced, non judgemental approach to therapy where all aspects of your life experiences are held and honoured to help to promote balance, change and growth.
What I do:
I'm Glasgow and East Kilbride based, PVG registered and a qualified Person-Centred counsellor/psychotherapist, psychologist and a complementary therapist with nearly twenty years of experience in these therapies.
Holding all that you bring in a safe, therapeutic space will enable you to explore and make sense of your difficulties, problems and experiences. I offer an accepting, held space and I will work with you as the expert in your own life.
Our time together will be a space of celebration and support as well. Therapy can be very hard, emotional work at times and so we’ll definitely be celebrating the good bits in your life too, not just acknowledging the struggles.
My Experience and Interests:
My experience is in a wide range of presenting problems but I have a particular interest in childhood trauma and adverse childhood experiences, perinatal (before baby) and postnatal (after baby) and family issues, boarding school and military experiences as well as individual and couples. I also run DBT mindfulness sessions for small groups.
Having lived and been schooled abroad and with an ongoing love for travel, I enjoy and welcome the rich diversity that different cultures and customs brings. I equally know well the hardship and difficulties that not feeling included and/or welcomed can also bring and I offer the safe, unjudgemental space to talk about this should it be negatively affecting your life.
What I offer:
We can work together with face to face short and long-term therapy sessions in Glasgow city centre and by telephone for times when mobility difficulties or anonymity make it preferable.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PG Diploma in Psychological wellbeing, Counselling and Psychotherapy (Person Centred)
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Complementary Therapies (FHT Accredited member)
- BSc Hons Psychology
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Mindfulness
- BACP Registered Member
- COSCA registered Member
As well as working in a busy private practice based in Glasgow city centre and East Kilbride, I'm also currently volunteering in a Glasgow based perinatal service. Other charities I have volunteer experience in are a generic counselling service in Clydebank and an EAP service in North Lanarkshire. I run mindfulness based classes in the Southside of Glasgow as well as in Irvine.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
£45 per 50 minute session.
Reduced rates are available for students and low income clients with proof of circumstances.
I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation for you to see whether you can and want to work with me for more sessions.
Sessions will normally take place at the same time, on the same day weekly (or how often you decide you need). This is open to discussion between us as sometimes life gets in the way and changes might need to be made on both sides.
Cancellation or rescheduling of a session should be notified within 48 hours and if less than 24 hours prior, then a fee will be charged for late cancellations.
Payment can be by bank transfer, PayPal or in cash at the start of every session. Receipts can be issued for cash payments.
Thanks for taking the time to read my profile.
I look forward to meeting you and walking beside you as you make the decision to live the life you want to have.
- Also registered with Therapy Directory
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Steps at the front of the building may make the building inaccessible for clients with mobility difficulties. There is a lift once inside the building.
Week days, Weekends and early Evening appointments are available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|