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About me

Paul Mcilvenny Experienced Therapeutic Counsellor specialising in all Compulsions & Addictions, and Anger Management.    

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

I have formal qualifications in Gestalt Counselling and also in Compulsions & Addictions Therapy. 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 they begin work with me. 

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 personal work you might wish to do, is entirely up to you and we will clearly agree our programme of work together.

Instead of trying to outline 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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

Individual face to face counselling session £40

Online face to face counselling sessions £40

Telephone counselling sessions £30

Therapeutic massage sessions £40

When I work

Evenings and weekends for all types of counselling

Further information

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

Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, G64

Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, ML1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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

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