Life has a way of presenting us with unexpected challenges that can knock us sideways. When that happens it can be hard to put things into perspective and to trust in our own ability to handle things. My way of working is to acknowledge that fundamentally, you know what is best for you, but the unexpected challenges we face can cloud our judgement and our ability to face them head on.
If you are struggling to cope after a bereavement, loss or trauma or find yourself feeling anxious all the time, stressed out or just feeling overwhelmed, I can support you to understand and put things back into perspective. Together we'll find solutions and strategies that work for you.
I work mainly from a person-centred approach but am qualified in using CBT techniques.
If you would like to find out more about me or how I work, please feel to call or email me. If you call (07951 104108 or 0141 270 9793) and I’m not available, I have a confidential answer service and I will get back to you asap, or if its easier, drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org and I will respond within 24 hours.
It’s really important to me that you choose a therapist who you feel comfortable with. I am more than happy to have a free half hour telephone or face to face session to explain how I work, get an overview of your issue and discuss how we could work together. If after this, you are happy to book a full appointment then we can arrange that either a weekly or fortnightly, which ever suits you.
I currently work out of two venues, my therapy room is in the Caledonia Business Centre, Evanston Drive
Thornlibank Industrial Estate, Glasgow, G46 8JT.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA(hons) in Health Studies and Deaf Studies
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Strathclyde.
COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills from Strathclyde University.
- Diploma (SCQF level 8) The CBT toolkit - Glasgow GATES Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills
- HNC Loss, Grief and Bereavement in a counselling context
- Trauma workshop
- Imagery re-scripting workshop
- Diploma in Stress Management
- Coaching skills for Counsellors
Registered Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work in accordance with BACP's Code of Ethics and am subject to its Complaint Procedure.
Over the years I have had the opportunity to work in the voluntary sector supporting adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse as well as working for Life Works Ceridian (Employee Assistance Programme).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
I offer evening appointments up to 6.30 pm as well as regular office hours.
My fees are £50 per 50 minute session.
The sessions will normally take place at the same day and time on a weekly basis. However it may be possible to accommodate changes and these can be discussed as necessary. Cancellation of a session should be notified and if less than 24 hours prior, a fee will be charged. Payment can be made by bank transfer, cheque or cash.
In addition to my private practice, I work with Strathclyde University in the Disability and Wellbeing service counselling students and teach on the University's COSCA certificate in Counselling skills course.
I firmly believe that for counselling to be helpful, it's important for the therapist and the client to have what I call 'clickability'. I strive to provide a safe space that is non-judgmental and one that helps you to understand what's challenging you at the moment. I also believe that you are the expert in your life and my role is to work with you to help you find your own solutions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Wednesday day time and early evening appointments available
Types of client