Stephen Murray

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MBACP (Accred)
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Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, ML3 0DD
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About me

I am an accredited Psychotherapist, Counsellor and CBT practitioner, I work with an array of mental health disorders. 

I have experience working with addiction, depression, anxiety, OCD, stress, abuse, self-worth, self-esteem and self-confidence. I have a particular interest in working with panic, anxiety and emotional regulation.

I work with adults between 18 and 80, who have a range of reasons for seeking therapy, from but not limited to emotional distress, addiction, behaviour problems, low self-esteem, relationship issues, work stress etc.

I have a wealth of life-skills and I focus on emotional regulation, and motivation. Within our relationship, you can expect from me a non-judgemental attitude, compassion and understanding with a level of challenge coordinated to help encourage meaningful change.

I am aware and welcoming towards the LGBTQIA communities and promise a respectful and non-judgemental attitude.

As with all therapists, I engage in monthly supervision to help enhance and regulate my practice.

As an accredited member of the BACP, I work and abide by the Ethical frameworks therein. I am fully insured to practice and all certificates, insurances and qualifications are always available to my clients.

I currently work from Hamilton. Home visits are available on request.

Goldmind is a place where people can come and seek help in an environment which is Genuine, Understanding, Empathic and Confidential.

Throughout life, everyone is open to experiencing difficulties which may result in stress, anxiety and depression. At Goldmind I pride myself on delivering a level of care which strives to promote better mental health through the process of discovery and change, whilst using evidence-based interventions and methods tailored individually to improve your quality of life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been a fully qualified therapist since 2016 and as well as doing private clients I have worked for local charities working with young people and adults.

  • SCOTACS Diploma in Counselling and Group work - A Cognitive Behavioural Approach (2016 SQA level 10) at the Centre of Therapy in Glasgow
  • COSCA counselling skills certificate (2014 SQA level 7)
  • ASIST training (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) 2015
  • IMAGO foundations (couples therapy) 2023

Continual Personal Development (CPD)

  • Act Therapy
  • Healing Trauma With Breath
  • CBT for PTSD: Imaginal Exposure
  • Brain, Body Connection CPD

Areas I work with

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Emotional abuse
  • Family issues
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Low self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • OCD
  • Relationship problems
  • Self-harm
  • Separation and divorce
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Health anxiety
  • Career
  • Anger management
  • Behavioural problems                                       

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

Couples therapy fee £80

When I work

I am flexible with my appointments, and I will do my best to accommodate you. session time and place can be arranged depending on your locality and availability.

Further information

I Have a therapy room in Hamilton.

55 Clydesdale Street, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, ML3 0DD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Stephen Murray
Stephen Murray