Hello and welcome to my page. I did my counselling training in person-centred/experiential counselling at the University of Strathclyde.
In 2014 I spent five months living in three Buddhist monasteries/temples in South Korea, Myanmar, and Thailand. I have a meditation practice which strongly shapes how I work. In 2018 I was able to explore my interest in the process of complex trauma arising out of routine or prolonged and repeated abuse within a relationship(s) which led me to explore my own experience of routine abuse in childhood.
Person-centred/experiential counselling is • a confidential space that can offer safety when things are difficult or impossible to bear • a space to help explore new or unknown aspects of yourself.
I aim to provide or offer • an unconditional acceptance that is safe, warm and respectful of how you are and what you are • a climate conducive to being with your feelings, thoughts or what is important to you through following your lead and trying to understand things from your point of view.
I have worked with children, young people and adults suffering with anxiety, depression, trauma / complex trauma, dissociation, prolonged and repeated abuse within a relationship(s) / routine abuse, ritual abuse, self-harm, suicidal impulse / thoughts about suicide, relationship difficulties, loss and change and people searching for meaning or significant change in their lives.
I can meet in Glasgow or online.
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Strathclyde)
I am a Practitioner Member of Person-Centred Therapy Scotland, a Practitioner Member of The Person Centred Association (TPCA) and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
- Standard fee - £40 per meeting (first meeting - £30 (3/4 price))
- Reduced fee - £30 per meeting (first meeting - £25 (5/6 price)) if
opt-in to my research into the effectiveness/helpfulness of counselling (visit www.research.ryandawes.co.uk for details), or
on a low income, or
- Initial 20-minute meeting online - free.