Wendy Thorley-Ryder, BSc (hons) Psych, PgDip CBT, PMCOSCA
*Now offering therapy on Bothwell area, Lanarkshire*
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, 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.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Bereavment and Loss.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 9am-1pm Tuesday 9am-1pm Thursday 6pm-9pm Friday 10am-6pm Saturday 10am-12 noon
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|