Sharon McAulay MBACP
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor who mainly utilises the person-centred approach. I have worked in the fields of mental health and addictions for 18 years and have an academic background in Psychology.
I see clients privately in the village of Kilbarchan and I also manage an award winning community project and charity in Paisley (STAR Project) offering a variety of therapeutic group-work, individual support, befriending and counselling.
I can work with individuals and couples on a short or longer term basis and have experience with a wide range of issues including: depression, low self-esteem, anxiety and stress, bereavement, relationship and family problems, anger management, loss of confidence, abuse (childhood and gender based), self harm and work related issues. I aim to foster a relaxed and sensitive environment where you will be listened to with respect and acceptance.
I can offer daytime and some early evening appointments in Kilbarchan where there is ample free parking as well as a comfortable waiting area. I am a registered member with BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their ethical framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Diploma Counselling - University of Strathclyde
BSc (hons) Psychology - The Open University
Attachment Based Interviewing - Aberlour
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy level 2 - Dr Dan Hughes
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy level 1 - Dr Dan Hughes
Counselling Problem Gamblers Advanced (GamCare)
Counselling Skills in Bereavement & Loss (30 hrs) - The Sanctuary
Counselling Problem Gamblers (GamCare)
Addictions, Drugs and Alcohol - UWS
Counselling skills 1 & 2 - addictions - RCA Trust
Motivational Interviewing - Glasgow Homeless Network
Volunteer Counselling Training - Solution Focused Therapy - RAMH
Mindfulness for stress reduction - Mindfulness Scotland
Sandtray Therapy - Wellsprings - Harrogate
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I offer an initial free 30 - 40 minute session to allow us the opportunity to meet up and discuss your needs. There is no obligation for you to continue attending should you not feel comfortable in doing so. It is important to me that you find the right counsellor.
The cost of each session is £40 for individuals and £60 for couples. Missed appointments and those cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be subject to paying the full session fee.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Currently only have very limited availability on Monday afternoons
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|