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Wendy Thorley-Ryder, BSc (hons) Psych, PgDip CBT, PMCOSCA

Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, ML5 3EJ
07861 743811 07861 743811

About me

**Currently offering Video, telephone and online counselling. These are all great ways to start and keep up with therapy and can be just as effective , if not more so than face to face therapy. Message me today to arrange your appointment. No need to feel 'out the loop' now we can use IT to our advantage.                      


Whether or not you are feeling overwhelmed or anxious with work or your personal life or if relationship issues are getting you down. Then counselling can provide you with a safe space to explore your feelings, reduce anxiety/panic and build your own coping strategies', self confidence and self esteem to move forward into the life that you desire with confidence.

I will also work with you to treat acute anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder,  PTSD, trauma, depression/low mood, binge eating/ over eating, OCD and a variety of other presentations.

I am a qualified Integrative and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with 12 years experience working in a variety of Counselling/Therapeutic settings within the NHS, charities and public sector organisations. I am also a Practitioner Member of COSCA, registered member of BACP and  a member of BABCP.

I offer psychotherapy in the form of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Integrative Counselling sessions in Glasgow West End G3 and Coatbridge ML5.  (Please see below for Transport Links)

I am also a qualified Online Counselling and CBT therapist. Online Counselling can offer you flexibility when face to face sessions are not suitable, the written word in a therapeutic medium that has been proven to be a powerful tool in assisting self change.

Although I am qualified and practice Psychology and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, I am also qualified in Mindfulness and Bereavement and Loss. I am constantly building my knowledge and am an active member of the BABCP & BACP, attending many CBT learning events per year in order to keep up to date with specific approaches to counselling and of course to learn new skills which become very helpful in therapy in order to offer YOU the best therapy, taylor made for YOU, to suit YOUR needs.

During my work in the public sector I wrote, developed, delivered and facilitated several therapeutic and psycho educational groups on addictions, bereavement and loss, general anxiety disorder and low mood/depression. I continually develop this work and will be offering a variety of therapeutic groups in the near future. SEE BELOW FOR FORTHCOMING GROUPS!

My background prior to qualifying as a CBT Therapist is in Psychology where I worked in residential children's units, secure units for teenagers and supported accomodation for adults with learning difficulties and behavioural issues. Since then I have focussed on adult mental health issues such as Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorders, Panic disorder, Depression, Relationship issues, Family issues, Low self esteem, Confidence issues, Phobias, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), self harm, addictions and bereavement.

I am passionate about working with my clients in order for them to understand and overcome life's issues, get back on track, re-claim their focus, self esteem and confidence whist managing and overcoming a variety of mental health issues.

We live in such a fast pace modern society, with so many expectations in work and our personal lives that are sometimes stressful and even unachievable, this itself can lead to feelings of sadness, loneliness, inadequacy, low self esteem and confidence issues. Anxiety is now present in most peoples lives and can sometimes be crippling and begin to effect the other parts in our lives such as relationships and work performance.

My aim is always to use a practical approach to your issues whist we explore and understand the reasons for these and then create plans to work towards your more desirable goals, facilitating YOUR effective and positive changes that will allow YOU to fully reach your potential, regain control and find the balance that YOU want. Within this approach the reduction of anxiety and depression can be achieved and self esteem and confidence raised.

I also offer online 1:1 face to face CBT/Counselling via SKYPE if Glasgow/ Coatbridge is not suitable or you just prefer to be in your own home for counselling.

Transport Links

For West End G3 Therapy Room- *street parking available (parking metres), *Just off M8 junction 18, *short walk from ST Georges Cross SPT Subway Station, *short walk from Charing Cross Train Station and *on bus route for 4 & 4A.

For Coatbridge Therapy Room ML5 3EJ- *street parking (free),* Local car park (£1)*in Coatbridge town centre. Buses to Coatbridge Town Centre.

Training, qualifications & experience

Practitioner Member of COSCA.

Registered Member of BACP.

Member of BABCP.

Post Grad Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Group Work.
BSc (hons) Psychology.
Diploma Life Coaching.
Diploma Bereavement and Loss Counselling.
Diploma in Mindfulness

Diploma in Online Counselling.

12 years experience as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Psychotherapist.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Bereavment and Loss.


Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Free brief phone consultation prior to booking.

£45 per 50 minute hour session.

£65 per 90 minute session.

Longer Sessions can be arranged.

Cancellations are FREE if cancelled within 48 hours prior to appointment.


Wednesday's 5pm onwards

Thursdays 12-7pm

Fridays 11am-6pm

Further information

New Groups coming soon.............

The Comfort & Healing Zone.

This is a group for individuals who are feeling overwhelmed and struggling to come to terms with bereavement.

The group aims to offer understanding and compassion for individuals through therapeutic group work with others who have experienced bereavement. Together we aim to help and support each other to come to terms with bereavement and move forward with hope.

  • 4 weeks, 2 hour sessions
  • At Lanarkshire Counselling and CBT Centre
  • Dates and times to be confirmed
  • Introductory one off price of £40 for all 4 sessions.
  • Please register your interest via e-mail to wendy@cbtcounselling.org

Lanarkshire Counselling &CBT Centre
22 St. John Street
North Lanarkshire

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You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Wendy Thorley-Ryder, BSc (hons) Psych, PgDip CBT, PMCOSCA

Wendy Thorley-Ryder, BSc (hons) Psych, PgDip CBT, PMCOSCA