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COUNSELLING 
PSYCHOLOGISTS

Please note that the following practitioners rent rooms at The Wellbeing Rooms and all practitioners have their own individual businesses. Please click the professionals link to contact them directly for information or to book an appointment. The Wellbeing Rooms holds no responsibility for each practitioner in terms of their business, clinical practice, or booking or cancelling appointments.

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DONNA SHANNON-KAYE

Counselling Psychologist (ADOLESCENTS & ADULTS 16+ years)
Qualifications: MSc Counselling Psychology, PGDip Developmental Disorders
Regulatory body: Health & Care Professions Council (PYL31293)
Location: Stepps

Donna Shannon-Kaye is a highly experienced Counselling Psychologist (HCPC registered) working with adolescents (16+) and adults who works in private practice and part-time in the NHS. Donna has spent over 20 years working with children, adolescents and adults with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties including Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Eating Disorders and Loss. She also has a particular interest in working with individuals with a diagnosis of ASD, ADHD, Dyspraxia or Developmental Co-

ordination Disorder who are experiencing difficulties.

Donna also provides Adult Autism Assessments for those 18 year and older. Donna works with clients in a flexible, collaborative and client-centred way. She aims to develop a good working relationship with each client, so clients feel respected and understood. She will tailor her approach to suit the needs and goals of each individual.


Donna takes an integrative approach to psychological interventions and is trained in a number of therapeutic models including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Person Centred Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Donna has also undertaken additional training in Bereavement and Loss, Psychological

Assessment, Suicide Prevention, Autism and Developmental Disorders. Donna also provides consultation and supervision for mental health professionals including Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Counsellors.

Donna can be contacted on DSKPsychology@gmail.com

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DR EMMA DARROCH

Counselling Psychologist (ADULT 18 years +)


Qualifications: Doctorate of Counselling Psychology

Regulatory Body: Health & Care Professions Council (PYL33549)

Location: Bearsden Wednesday AM/PM, Thursday evening, Friday AM/PM

Emma has a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and graduated in 2016. She has worked in community, educational, and NHS settings which has enabled her to gain experience working with a wide range of mental health concerns such as, depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, eating disorders, low self-esteem, bereavement and PTSD.

Emma's approach is one of empathy and warmth. Her main focus is to create an

atmosphere in which people can feel safe and comfortable to talk through whatever is difficult for them and feel heard and understood. Emma has undergone training in various evidenced-based approaches to therapy including person-centred counselling, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and

Commitment Therapy, and Compassion-focused therapy. She uses her knowledge of different therapies to personalise her approach to her clients concerns, goals, and circumstances, to help them work through their difficulties and build better lives.

Emma is particularly interested in helping her clients develop a rich understanding of themselves and to make sense of their difficulties through introducing insights from neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, and attachment theories in a way that is simple and clear to understand. Emma is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society and a registered Psychologist Practitioner with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC membership number: PYL33549) She offers face to face and online private therapy to self-funding adults (aged 18 and over). In addition to her private practice, Emma continues to work within the NHS.


You can find out more about Emma and get in touch through her website or Counselling Directory profile below:

www.mindsetmattersuk.com or https://www.counselling-

directory.org.uk/counsellors/emma-darroch

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DR KAREN ANN GRAY


Counselling Psychologist (ADULTS 18 years +)
Qualifications: Doctorate of Clinical Psychology
Regulatory Body: Health & Care Professions Council (PYL30601)
Location: Bearsden Saturday 9-2pm

Karen is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, registered with the HCPC, BPS and BABCP. Karen works with adults and with people who are experiencing difficulties as a result of complex trauma, PTSD, dissociative process, generalised anxiety, health anxiety, panic, social anxiety, issues around worry and rumination, relationship difficulties, problematic emotions and mixed anxiety/depression and low mood. 

Karen has worked in NHS, local government, private healthcare and academic settings. 

Karens approach to psychological therapy is from a humanistic perspective and she is currently working towards accreditation in Emotion Focussed Therapy. She also has additional training in schema therapy, CBT, person centred counselling, DBT skills, mindfulness and foundational mentalisation work.


Karen can be contacted by email on karenann.nurture@gmail.com

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DR LAURA TAYLOR

Counselling Psychologist (ADULTS 18 years +)
Qualifications: Doctorate of Counselling Psychology, MSc Forensic Psychology
Regulatory Body: Health & Care Professions Council (PYL26096)
Location: Stepps Monday evening

Laura is an approachable, down-to-earth, open and compassionate person, and therapist, who offers a safe, non-judgemental environment to clients to address their experience of psychological distress. Laura is highly experienced and works with individuals experiencing a range of psychological and relational difficulties, and specialises in the psychological treatment of trauma, and substance misuse. Laura has a particular interest in working with individuals experiencing difficulties related to relationships, sexuality and gender.

Laura draws from a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches to provide a collaborative assessment and treatment approach based upon an understanding of the individual, in order to meet your needs and achieve your goals. These approaches include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Person Centred Therapy.

Laura is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society and a registered psychologist with

the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC, membership number PYL26096). Laura offers face to face and online private therapy to self-funding adults (aged 18 and over). In addition to private

practice Laura continues to works part-time within the NHS.

Laura can be contacted by email on laurataylorpsychology@outlook.com or by calling 07707212826,

to discuss the help you require and/or book a free 15 minute phone consultation.

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DR EMMA SELBY

Counselling Psychologist (ADULTS 18 years +)
Qualifications: Doctorate of Counselling Psychology
Regulatory Body: Health & Care Professions Council (PYL30546)
Location: Bearsden Thursday 10.30am-3.30pm or online

I believe the difficulties we experience in life can be highly impactful on how we see ourselves, how we relate to ourselves/ others and on our own wellbeing. We can become stuck in unhelpful patterns of behaviour, trapped in our own internal conflict or afraid of/ detached from our own emotion.

Recognising that each of us is unique, I view therapy as a highly individualised process that aims to help us understand how our own internal world may be impacting our external problems. Focus is placed on gaining a compassionate understanding of why our lives are as they are and on processing any blocked emotion that is preventing change.

I draw from different therapeutic approaches and offer both short-term and longer-term therapy. I have completed core training in Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy and am currently undertaking advanced training. I also have training in schema therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, CBT and process-experiential/ person-centred therapy.

I am BPS chartered and HCPC registered and have worked both in the NHS

and in private healthcare for over 10 years. I can be contacted by email at dremmaselby@outlook.com

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DR LINDA RALEIGH

Counselling Psychologist (ADULT 18 years +) 
Qualifications: Doctorate of Counselling Psychology
Regulatory body: Health & Care Professions Council (PYL30250)
Location: Bearsden Tuesday 9.30 am – 5.30 pm, Saturday 9.30 am – 1.30 pm

Linda trained and worked in the NHS for five years in adult primary care practising across a range of clinical issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, phobia, OCD, stress related problems.  In addition, Linda has worked in a national veterans’ charity providing psychological assessment and trauma therapy to veterans with PTSD. She has also worked

in two national children’s charities with children and adolescents with complex needs.


Linda has worked for seven years in private practice during which time she has provided cognitive assessment, screening and therapeutic support in dyslexia, Developmental Coordination

Disorder (DCD)/dyspraxia and ADHD.

Linda’s aim in therapy is to support you in coping with emotional distress within a safe and caring relationship.  Her approach to therapy is to balance a personal understanding of your

situation with evidence-based therapies to meet your individual needs. These therapy approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills

(DBT Skills), Schema therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).  Linda can also provide support with the functional and emotional difficulties often associated with dyslexia, DCD/dyspraxia and ADHD. She can help you develop strategies to make the most of your potential including motivation, time

management, organisation, planning, and help you tackle procrastination and build

emotional regulation skills.

Linda is a registered practitioner Counselling Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC- PYL30250) and she is a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society. Linda offers face to face and online therapy to adults (age 18+).

Linda can be contacted on 07391546286 and linda@golgipsychology.co.uk

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DR JANICE ALSTON

Counselling Psychologist (ADULT 18 years +)


Qualifications: Doctorate of Counselling Psychology

Regulatory Body: Health & Care Professions Council (PYL38900)

Location: Bearsden Monday AM/PM, & flexibly online

Janice is a chartered counselling psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS). She works flexibly and in partnership with her clients to suit their individual needs and ensure that they are treated within a safe, warm, and compassionate therapeutic environment that will facilitate exploration and establish means of coping.

Janice works from a range of evidence-based approaches including Cognitive- behavioural and Person-centred therapies. She also integrates elements of Compassion-focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy into her work as well as attending to lifespan issues

if appropriate and of benefit to her clients. Janice works with individual adults (age 18+) with a wide range of issues and problems including low mood/depression, anxiety disorders, stress, woman’s health

related issues such as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and menopause, bereavement and loss, life transitions, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), historic childhood sexual abuse and other complex traumas, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); self-harm; and many more issues.

Janice has had therapeutic roles within a number of different therapeutic settings including working currently within a veteran mental health charity, and previous roles within the NHS, specialist cancer services, a university counselling service, and third sector organisations. Furthermore, Janice’s previous work as a commercial interior designer and lecturer enable her to bring a creative quality to her therapeutic work with clients. 

Janice has a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych) from Glasgow Caledonian University and an MSc in Psychological Studies from the University of Glasgow.

Janice can be contacted on 07811254803 and drjanicealston@proton.me

Dr Janice Alston email
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DR YIOTA STEWART

Counselling Psychologist (ADULT 18+ years)
Qualifications: Doctorate of Counselling Psychology, MSc in Applied Psychology
Regulatory Body: Health and Care Professional Council (PYL31910)
Location: Bearsden Wednesdays 9am-2:30pm, flexibly online.

Yiota is a friendly and compassionate Counselling Psychologist with 12 years of experience in the NHS and third sector organisations in both London and Glasgow. She has experience in working with a variety of mental health difficulties, and has a special interest and speciality in the treatment of psychological trauma and trauma related difficulties, having worked in specialist trauma services for 8 years.

Yiota is trained in various therapeutic models, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), Schema-Focused Therapy and Mindfulness approaches. She takes an integrative approach to psychological interventions, and she will draw from her experience to create a bespoke treatment plan that meets each person’s individual needs. Yiota’s practice is inclusive and non-judgmental, and she places a lot of value on the therapeutic relationship. She works collaboratively with her clients to understand their difficulties and develop an appropriate plan to help them. You can find out more on her website at www.healinglanepsychology.com .

Yiota offers face-to-face and online therapy to self-funding clients, and also clinical supervision to trainees or qualified mental health professionals. Yiota is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society, a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC, membership number PYL31910) and a member of the UK Psychological Trauma Society.

Yiota can be contacted on 07562983212 or by email at yiotastewart@protonmail.com

COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGISTS: Team
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