About me

Sometimes talking can help when life is difficult, we do this all the time if we have a supportive network of colleagues, friends or family. Counselling or psychotherapy is a bit different than that. It's a unique therapeutic relationship in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment. A way of talking that can help get to the heart of the matter. You may have been thinking about seeing a therapist for some time, if you'd like to talk to me before arranging an appointment feel free to phone, text or send an email. I am currently offering in person, indoor or outdoor therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked as a mental health nurse, policy development & research for over 20 years in NHS hospitals, prisons, supported accommodation and nursing homes. As a psychodynamic counsellor I have experience in working with relationship difficulties, depression and anxiety, loss, childhood neglect, addiction and many other adverse experiences.

I have a PGDip in Human Relations and Counselling which is based in Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic theory.

I also have a Masters in Health Research.

I undertake continuing professional development training in line with my professional register requirements.

Member organisations


College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.

It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer several places on a donation basis if you cannot afford the fee. Please contact me to enquire.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

For specific times available, please get in touch or book directly via my website.

Further information

My office is not accessible as there are steps up to the front door. However, I can offer outdoor sessions (weather permitting) to new clients who are unable to access my office.

I am unable to offer online sessions to new clients, I only work online with existing clients.

5 La Belle Place
G3 7LH

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Key details

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

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Stephen Heller-Murphy

Stephen Heller-Murphy