Paul McIlvenny

About me

Paul Mcilvenny Experienced Therapeutic Counsellor specialising in Workplace Stress, Addictions, and Anger Management.    

[ East Dunbartonshire (G64) and Lanarkshire (ML1/2/3/4/5/6) ]

I have formal qualifications both in the areas of business management and in counselling. The latter includes an Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and Certificates in both Stress Reduction and Therapeutic Massage but honestly my qualifications really won’t be the reason you might want to work with me as they certainly aren’t the thing that my clients care about after their first or second session.

I use a style of counselling that is different from many of the mainstream schools. It is direct, quick and pretty effective in getting to the root of most problems presented by clients. Thereafter, what you do with the understanding gained, and subsequently the level of work you might wish to do, is entirely up to you and we will clearly agree our programme of work together.

There are many different “schools” of counselling – each has its own strengths and weaknesses. The Integrative style of counselling that I use looks to take the most effective bits of different counselling schools while minimising their inherent weaknesses. The real skill is to be able to bring these elements together effectively according to the particular needs of individual clients with differing issues. This is what I have learned to do over the past 10 years working in counselling.

Instead of trying to market my services here, may I respectfully suggest you visit the website that I share with my wife at for a clear outline of our approach and understanding of different areas of counselling.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working with clients presenting a wide range of issues over the past 10 years. Up until recently, this has been on a voluntary basis while working with a general counselling charity.

An important part of being an effective counsellor is the development of self knowledge and the ability to work effectively with any client and their issues. I have undertaken an extensive programme of my own self discovery and development over many years so have "walked the walk".

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Individual face to face counselling session £40

Online face to face counselling sessions £40

Telephone counselling sessions £30

Therapeutic massage sessions £40

Further information

Special interest & capabilities around Work Related Stress; Anxiety / Anger Issues and Compulsive Behaviours & Addictions

North Lanarkshire

East Dunbartonshire

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Our therapy rooms have a 3-4steps to negotiate.


Evenings and weekends for all types of counselling

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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