Dr Oonagh Duffy
"Strength grows in the moments when you think you can't go on but keep going anyway".
Psychological therapies have been shown to be effective in helping you to understand and approach difficulties in your life in a more helpful way. Often a short course (6-8 appointments) of therapy is all that is needed to help you to make changes to the way you cope with certain difficulties in your life.
I provide a dedicated Clinical Psychology and Counselling Service based in the west end of Glasgow. I offer assessments and evidence based psychological therapy for children and adults. My main therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I also use Narrative Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness techniques in my work.
I typically offer appointments on a Saturday but may have flexibility to also offer appointments on Thursday evenings. I can also offer appointments online.
Please refer to my website www.glasgowclinicalpsychologist.co.uk for more information.
I am passionate about my work and I am approachable, supportive and compassionate. I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment in which to explore clients’ difficulties. The part of my job that I love most is when we look back and review all of the progress made over the course of therapy. It is really rewarding to see that our hard work together has made a difference.
Some types of complex psychological difficulties are best treated by a number of health professionals working together and depending on what is required I may not be able to offer this service for you/ your child but will recommend services to meet you/ your child’s needs in these circumstances.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Training
I graduated with a BSc honours degree in Psychology from the University of Glasgow in 2007, I then completed a 4 year research PhD which looked to understand women's experiences of the menopause and published a number of papers from this work. I graduated from this PhD in 2011. Following this I went on to complete a 3 year Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, graduating from the University of Glasgow in 2015.
I am registered with the Health Care Professionals Council as a Practising Psychologist. The HCPC is the governing body which all Clinical Psychologists in the UK must register with in order to practice.
I am a senior Clinical Psychologist with over 7 years experience in the NHS. I have significant experience in the NHS of working with both children and adults in community mental health teams (AMH’s and CAMHS), and working with adults and children with illness in NHS hospitals.
In my work with adults, I have supported people with a range of difficulties including anxiety (OCD, panic, phobias, excessive worries, stress, perfectionism), depression, relationship problems, health related difficulties, trauma and bereavement. I have a particular interest in supporting women with anxiety related to childbirth, birth trauma, adjusting to motherhood and postnatal depression following significant experience working within this area.
In my work with children and young people, I have experience dealing with a range of developmental, relational and mental health issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, aggression, self-esteem issues, as well as common paediatric and developmental problems related to sleep, toileting, eating and behaviour. I have also supported children with grief and loss. I adapt therapy for the child’s age and stage of development.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
You are welcome to call me for a 10 minute chat about what you are looking for and if you think you would like to book an appointment. You can also email me if more convenient. This initial contact is free.
My face to face appointments are £95 for 50 minutes.
My online appointments are £80 for 50 minutes.
I am trained in a range of therapies which have shown to be successful in treating mood related difficulties including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness. This means that I will create a treatment plan for you that may combine a number of therapeutic approaches tailored to your specific needs allowing you to get the help you need quicker. My extensive training and experience allows me to tailor the evidence base to your needs rather than only giving you one specific type of therapy which may not be helpful for you.
I tend to work in a way in which I offer a short number of sessions depending on your needs (typically 6-8 although can be less or more if needed), we establish therapy goals and I help you to learn the skills to reach your goals. In this way I aim to teach you to be your own therapist, using skills long beyond our time working together. You can always arrange a top up refresher session in the future if needed.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Saturday mornings & Thursday evenings
Types of client