Would you like to develop more positive personal and professional relationships?
Would you like to lessen your anxiety over issues such as health or work?
The counselling that I offer provides a safe, non-judgemental and caring space to help you to resolve any issues you may be having.
My name is Gwen and I am a qualified counsellor with additional life coaching training.
I'm qualified to Postgraduate Level in Counselling, registered with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and governed by their professional Code of Practice and Ethical Framework. I have further training in coaching and mindfulness.
My counselling training was in person centred theory, however my approach is an integrative one, which is client-focussed and ensures that I will be able to find the right tool in my toolkit to best meet your needs.
Sometimes it’s hard to speak to those we are closest to as we fear being judged by or burdening them. I can offer you a safe, welcoming and confidential place to explore what is troubling you.
No matter the issue you are experiencing, I will provide warmth, empathy, acceptance and understanding. Together we will explore the things that are troubling you to allow you to gain insights that will let you find clarity in your situation. Counselling will give you the tools to empower you to find a way towards self-healing and personal growth.
Clients often tell me that they find it easy to open-up and share their experiences with me. They have said that they found this helped them to see their situation in a new light that enabled them to move forward in their lives.
How I can help
I have helped clients with a range of issues including,
bereavement and grief
procrastination and goal setting
social media pressures
work pressures/work related stress
Among the principles I uphold are:
A commitment to support you, the client, fully
Building relationships on truth, openness, trust and equality.
A belief that you, the client is capable of much better results than you are currently experiencing.
My training, qualifications & experience:
Strathclyde University Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling
Glasgow University COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
NHS Mental Health First Aid Training
Glasgow’s Learning – Introduction to Dyslexia
The Mindfulness Association – Mindfulness Foundation Course
Greenwood Events – Coaching Skills for Counsellors – The Centre for Therapy, Glasgow
The Princes Trust – Mentoring Training
Scottish Families Affected by Drugs - Advice Worker Training
Jack Black’s Mindstore - Personal Effectiveness in the Workplace
Citizen’s Advice Bureau - Welfare Benefits and Case Management Training
My work experience includes:
Counselling as a Private Practitioner working out of offices in Cumbernauld, Giffnock, Glasgow and Paisley.
Volunteer Counsellor in a Paisley counselling service
Facilitating Career Development workshops with The Princes Trust
Group Facilitator with Recovery Across Mental Health
Advice worker with Carers Centre, Scottish Families affected by Alcohol and Drugs, Victim Support and the Citizens Advice Bureau
Within my practice, I also offer Coaching, having completed coaching training specifically for counsellors.
What is coaching and how can it help you?
Coaching is more specific than counselling. It focusses solely on a particular situation giving it the attention that it may be hard to find elsewhere. It may also include aspects of goal setting and solution-focussed exercises. I will listen to you, understand who you are, what you think and how you experience the world. I will present you with an objective view that creates real clarity. Our conversations will encourage you to rise to challenges, overcome obstacles and move towards positive action.
What is the difference between coaching and counselling?
Coaching is goal orientated and counselling is coping orientated. Both can help you to move forward in your life and achieve the results you want.
Please feel free to call me on 07837 110504 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org to for an informal, no obligation discussion of what I can offer. If there is no answer, simply leave a message and I will respond as soon as I can.
I work out of comfortable, dedicated counselling rooms within welcoming premises located in Giffnock on Glasgow’s south side, Cumbernauld and Paisley, all with parking and close to public transport routes. Please feel free to contact me for further information.
My fees are £40 per hour session.
I look forward to hearing from you.
163 Fenwick Road
Next to Harry Fairbairn BMW Garage and across the road from Morrisons on Fenwick Road
On major bus routes and close to Giffnock Train Station.