Shirlae Carruthers (pg dip; MBACP Accred)
46 Balcarres Street
City Of Edinburgh
Person Centred Therapy can be effective in helping many different issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, bereavement, feeling lost or suicidal. It may not even be apparent what the issue is, only that something doesn't feel right. There can be many different reasons why we can find ourselves not enjoying life the way we might want to. Whatever's going on for you, it can be hugely beneficial to find a counsellor who will be there to listen in a non judgemental way.
Realising you need some help can feel really difficult. Taking that first step in finding a suitable counsellor to work with is a real beginning. I am a passionate believer in the Person Centred Approach and the positive effects it can bring. Once you commit to the counselling process you are on the road to bringing about positive change. My job is to enable you to do that.
I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor and Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer face to face counselling in two locations: Morningside, South Edinburgh and Carluke, South Lanarkshire. The rooms I use in both places are comfortable and private with good transport links and parking nearby. I am also a qualified Counselling Supervisor and work part time as a tutor with Glasgow Clyde College. I have experience working as a counsellor with FDAMH, Falkirk's Mental Health Charity; CCHDP in Carluke and Hear for You in Lanark as well as offering 'Brief Therapy' for 'Employee Assistance Programmes'. I have developed and delivered training for SAMH and trained Unison staff in counselling techniques as well as being involved in working with students on the HND in counselling at GCC Anniesland campus.
It's important that you feel comfortable with the counsellor you choose to work with. Establishing a safe trusting relationship is vital. I would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have by phone or email to help you make your decision.
I can offer weekday, Saturday morning and evening slots, subject to availability. There are no limits to the number of sessions you may have, you can have as many or as few as you wish. Some people may benefit from six sessions, others may need more than that, and some people may need less.It's unique to each person and there is no pressure to continue once you feel it's time to stop.You can also choose how often you wish to come along. You may want a weekly, fortnightly or even monthly appointment. I charge £50.00 for each fifty minute session.
Training, qualifications & experience
- HNC in Integrative Counselling from Edinburgh College.
- Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Therapy from the University of Strathclyde.
- BACP Accredited Counsellor
- Qualified Supervisor of Counsellors/Psychotherapists/Students
- Tutor with Glasgow Clyde College
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Eating disorders
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am registered with three insurance companies to offer counselling: Aviva, Validium and Vitality Health.
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I charge £50 per session and each session lasts 50 minutes.
If you want to find out more, then please don't hesitate to call, text or email me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Face to face or Skype counselling available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I'm qualified to offer supervision to counsellors, psychotherapists and students.