Christine Douglas - Qualified Cognitive Behavioural Pyschotherapist (B.A.Hons, Dip) (COSCA, BACP)
Firstly a warm hello! Finding the right therapist and booking your first session can be a daunting experience and it takes a lot of courage on your part to do so. I could say a lot about my specific qualifications and the type of therapy I offer, but honestly, I believe all types of therapy can work. The most important factor on your journey I believe, is the therapeutic relationship you have with your counsellor or therapist. If you feel you can really trust and open up to your therapist, then your journey of self discovery and healing can truly begin. So please take time to read about me and go with what your gut tells you (its normally right!)
I specialise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy but the heart of my practice is treating my clients with genuineness, warmth , empathy and unconditional positive regard. No matter what your story is, or what thoughts and feelings you have now, or have had in the past, I will be there; not to advise, judge or criticise, but to support, explore, and teach you skills to help understand yourself and manage your emotions. Working with you to meet your goals, step by step, session by session.
People quite simply are my passion as is improving mental health. Mental health is so vital to our quality of life and how we relate to the world around us. Without it, life can seem overwhelming, and our view of ourselves, the world, and our future, tainted; almost like we are looking at the world through a muddy lens. I help clients to clean that lens, and look at the world, self, and others, in a realistic evidence based way; challenging those negative thoughts that can make us feel so bad and act in a way that perpetuates the cycle of negativity. Empowering people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to understand and help themselves discover a more authentic and fulfilled way of life.
I can help you to shape your perspective into a healthy and productive one.
Whether it’s your career, your relationships, or anything else that’s important to you. I’ll help you develop the habits and skills to effectively deal with the emotional hurdles you may encounter in life and offer you support through many of life's challenges including; anxiety, depression, low self esteem/confidence issues, bereavement, self harm, relationship difficulties, post natal anxiety & depression, phobias and addictions.
I provide confidential counselling and CBT therapy from my private counselling office based in the St James Business Centre, Renfrewshire (ideal for those who prefer to avoid the hassle of city travel; secure free parking on site and easily accessible) If it suits you better, therapy can also be offered via Skype.
I specialise in providing structured CBT therapy for low self esteem, depression and anxiety together with the various forms it can take (post traumatic stress disorder, health anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, post natal anxiety, general anxiety, panic attacks or phobias). I can help you feel in control of your emotions and your life again.Together we will work towards making sense of what is causing you distress just now, and work towards meeting your goals for therapy, session by session, step by step.
I never cease to be amazed at the power of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and the transformations in my clients from session to session by applying the learning we embark on through therapy, to their daily lives. The skills used in CBT can be empowering and life changing, offering a new and improved way of living. I take such great pride in the progress and success of my clients by applying the learning we embark on through therapy, to their daily lives. I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your journey!
Please get in touch for any enquiries. No question related to your mental well being is too trivial. If it matters to you then it matters to me!
PRICING : Prices are £40 per session (50 mins).
I am currently setting aside a limited number of discounted places (£25 per session ) available for students, over 65's and clients who qualify as low income.(Proof will be required). If you would like to book a session or wish more information please call or e-mail.
Skype sessions are £30 per session for 50 minutes. All payments are fully refundable if cancelled 24 hours in advance. Payments can be made online through 'bookings'. Or via cash or credit/debit card, on the day of your face to face session. (Skype sessions are to be paid in advance through the online booking system).
Weekend appointments are available by arrangement upon request