Sharon McAulay MBACP

Sharon McAulay MBACP

Kilbarchan Chiropody & Therapies
10 Steeple Street
PA10 2JE


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About me

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

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


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

Johnstone, PA10 2JE

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


Currently only have very limited availability on Monday afternoons

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme