Therapy to Change
Your Life, Reimagined
What Can I Offer?
I am happy to work with whatever you bring and avoid using the traditional labels associated with mental distress. Instead I work from an existential perspective which takes into consideration the entire life of a person and how you can live a more accepting and meaningful life in spite of the suffering you may have faced. If you want to find out if we can work together the best thing to do is get in touch to discuss your difficulties with the free telephone consultation I offer. You can read more about my experience and background to understand the services and people I have worked with.
1:1 Counselling Therapy
Working together to live life more fully
In a nutshell 1:1 counselling therapy is a relationship which offers a non-judgemental space to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. A space to be challenged and supported in shifting perspectives and deepening your understanding of self which helps to enable you to accept yourself and/or accept life realities.
Assessment & Suitability
I offer a free telephone or Skype consultation of up to 20 minutes to discuss your difficulties and needs. If we decide that you would be better served by another practitioner or service I will signpost you appropriately. If we decide that you want to go ahead and schedule an appointment I will take some personal details from yourself - with your consent.
Accepting Life Challenges
Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond to certain situations. With online sessions we can tailor the therapy to what suits you best whether that is via video chat or messaging.
"Living safely is dangerous"
Irvine D. Yalom
I have a BA in Social Sciences and a Postgraduate Diploma in person centred counselling. I have completed several courses since to enhance my knowledge and skills as a practitioner including; trauma and stabilisation, existential theory in practice, counselling for depression. I currently work within the NHS and have specialised in trauma services, focusing on sexual violence, and primary care for many years facilitating change with clients experiencing multiple and varied difficulties. I also have experience working with the LGBTQI community and young adults from 14 years old up. I have a particular interest in Existential issues e.g. death and loss, meaninglessness, responsibility, isolation, freedom of choice and actively work with these human difficulties.
I am accredited by the BACP as a counsellor and a member of the Society for Existential Analysis.
I work out of the southside counselling centre in Glasgow (Clarkston Road) which has free parking and good public transport links.
What kind of therapy?
There are many types of therapy out there that all follow different models. Yet beyond all of this the most important aspect of whether or not therapy is effective is the relationship you build with the therapist. It has been widely accepted and researched that the therapeutic relationship is paramount in facilitating change. So I encourage you to consider this above qualifications or how much you may be charged per session. Take time to reflect on how well you get on with the therapist, how comfortable you feel with them, after all this is someone that you will be sharing your deepest thoughts with and paying them for the privilege.
1:1 counselling therapy
My standard rate is £50
(50 minutes per session) this rate also stands for any online therapy work. I do offer concession rates for students or low-income individuals.