Ryan Dawes, Mphil, PGDip, Reg.MBACP - Counsellor In Glasgow & Helensburgh

Ryan Dawes, Mphil, PGDip, Reg.MBACP - Counsellor In Glasgow & Helensburgh

East Princes Street
Argyll & Bute
G84 7DN

West George Street
G2 1DA

01436 570170

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East Princes Street
Argyll & Bute
G84 7DN

West George Street
G2 1DA

01436 570170

About me

Hello and welcome to my page. I did my counselling training at the University of Strathclyde.

In 2014 I spent five months living in three Buddhist monasteries/temples in South Korea, Myanmar, and Thailand and I now visit a Thai Buddhist monastery regularly. I have a regular meditation practice which strongly shapes how I work as a counsellor.

Counselling can be a supportive space to help find a way forward when things are difficult or impossible to bear and a safe space to explore new or unknown aspects of yourself.

I aim to
• create an environment or climate where you feel empowered to be with or explore your thoughts, feelings and aspects of your life important to you in a way perhaps not possible with friends or family
• provide an unconditional acceptance that is safe, warm and respectful of what and how you are. I follow your lead and try to understand things from your point of view.

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (University of Strathclyde)

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society. I’m also a Practitioner Member of Person-Centred Therapy Scotland.

I have worked with children, young people and adults suffering with anxiety, stress, depression, low mood, trauma, dissociation, loss and change, abuse (physical, emotional and sexual), self-harm, suicidal ideation/thoughts about suicide, relationship difficulties and people searching for meaning or significant change in their lives.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Therapies offered


• Standard fee - £40 per meeting (first meeting - £25 (approximately 2/3 price)).
• Reduced fee - £30 per meeting (first meeting - £20 (2/3 price)) if
opt-in to my research into the effectiveness/helpfulness of counselling (visit www.research.ryandawes.co.uk for details), or
on a low income, or
a student.
• Initial 20-minute meeting online - free.

Further information

Types of work:

  • Short-term Counselling (up to 10-20 meetings) for increasing/developing
    • understanding of problems/difficulties
    • understanding of self
    • awareness of feelings
  • Long-term Counselling (up to 30-40 meetings) for increasing/developing
    • understanding of problems/difficulties, understanding of self, awareness of feelings
    • internal resources (for example understanding what you ‘bring’ to a situation, appreciation of your sense of a situation)
  • Focused Counselling (1-3 meetings) – working rapidly and intensively on your problem(s)/difficulty(ies) you already have a developed understanding of.
  • Single/One-off meeting.

Maps & Directions

Helensburgh, G84 7DN
Glasgow, G2 1DA

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Thursday and Friday between 11am and 9pm.

Types of client

Young people
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