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COUNSELLORS & PSYCHOTHERAPISTS

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.

COUNSELLORS & PSYCHOTHERAPISTS: Team
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FIONA WILSON

Person Centred Counsellor & Systemic Therapist

(CHILD, ADOLESCENTS & ADULT

12 years +)

Qualifications: Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, Family & Systemic Practice

Regulatory Body: BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (107214)

Fiona originally trained in Occupational Therapy before finding her way into therapy. She is now a trained Person Centred Counsellor and Systemic Therapist with over 12 years of experience in supporting young people and adults with a range of issues which impact their mental health, everyday living and relationships. Fiona offers a non-judgmental and safe space to work collaboratively to help you with whatever struggles you may be facing. Informing and underpinning all of Fiona’s work is the therapeutic relationship, alongside therapeutic approaches including: Person-Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focussed Therapy, BRIEF Therapy and Systemic Therapy. Fiona has experience of working in many settings: sexual trauma centre, eating disorder units, GP surgeries and schools.Fiona would be more than happy to answer any questions through email or speak with you on the phone prior to starting therapy.  She fully understands the importance of finding the right person to work alongside and would welcome the opportunity to explore this with you.You can contact Fiona via email: fcwcounselling@gmail.com or on the phone: 07900991336

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EMMA JANE LA ROCHE

Counsellor & Psychotherapist (ADULT 18 years +) 

Qualifications: BA (Hons), FdA, Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis


Regulatory Body: British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP-

Accredited 93174)

Location: Bearsden Tuesday 12-4pm

Do you often feel overwhelmed by your emotions or that you are going round in circles feeling lost and confused? Do family and friends offer you their opinion about how you should feel or behave when in fact they may sometimes be the cause of your anxieties?


Emma Jane’s aim is to offer you a warm, empathic, non-judgemental and confidential space where you can share what’s on your mind and feel listened to, validated and acknowledged. Expressing your feelings and trying to make sense of your emotions is an important part of your therapy. Counselling isn’t just about listening though. Emma Jane will teach you techniques and give you tools to help you grow whether in your personal or professional life. Sessions may also include exploring your past to check out old coping mechanisms and strategies which may not be appropriate or helpful in the present. A particular strength of Emma Jane's is in helping you to identify these old habits and together work towards putting the skills you’ve learned into practice!


Emma-Jane has a particular interest in working with Adults with ADHD offering a safe space to talk about the impact on both the client, their relationships as well as work and home difficulties. 


She enjoys helping people to discover they have choices and options using a variety of therapeutic approaches and to help realise change is possible! 


Emma Jane has particular experience working with :


Anxiety

Depression

Adults with ADHD

Bereavement - Loss, Grief, Redundancy, Pet loss, Loss of relationships

Improving communication skills and relationships.

Living with the menopause and other life changes.

Low self-esteem

Stress and worries – work, exams

Hurt and Anger

Life changes and decision making

Phobias


Emma Jane has worked for several years with Mind Matters offering counselling through the NHS, in GP surgeries and running her own private practice. 


To book an appointment please call 07834 765144 or

Email:enquiries@emmajanelaroche@gmail.com

www.emmajanelaroche.co.uk

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LINDA SMITH

Integrative Counsellor
Qualifications: Diploma in Relational Counselling, Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling
Regulatory Body: BACP Registered Member (number 00742877)
Location: Stepps

Linda is an Integrative Counsellor who will greet you with compassion, empathy and

respect at all times.  You will feel heard, considered and valued. You will have her

undivided attention which will be confidential, non-judgmental and supportive of your autonomy. Linda offers counselling face-to-face, by phone or online.

Sometimes you may experience changes or traumas that leave you struggling with

the pressures of life, relationships, work or studies. This may affect your self-esteem, your sense of identity and your ability to cope. This may become overwhelming and may lead to unhelpful or harmful thoughts and behaviours. With help, Linda can help you overcome your difficulties and learn to manage your emotions more effectively.


With compassion, empathy, respect and a safe space, you can feel heard, considered and valued. By understanding your thoughts and behaviours, you can feel empowered to make positive changes that can lead you to a much more balanced and harmonious lifestyle.

Linda appreciates individuality and will work with you with a bespoke integrative

approach. She will help you to navigate through your issues or difficulties in a more effective and positive way.  She respects and values whatever you bring and will work with you in a manner and speed that suits you.  You and Linda will work together to uncover and address what has caused or is causing you difficulties or pain.

Linda can work with adults, young people and children.  Linda also specialises in

couple work.   

Linda can support issues such as anxiety, self-harm, trauma, self-esteem, depression, parenting concerns, relationship conflicts, gender dysmorphia, body dysmorphia, sexuality & addictions.

Linda uses a blend of Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),

Solution Focused, Emotion Focused Therapy and Attachment Based therapies, which will be client appropriate. She adopts a multicultural world view to ensure that she relates to all clients regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexuality, religious, political beliefs or their socioeconomic backgrounds.


Book your appointment with Linda:

Sessions last 60 minutes and cost £50 for individuals (adults or children) and £65 for

couples.

lcscounselling@yahoo.com

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DEIRDRE WEBB

Person Centred Counsellor
(Children, Adolescents and Adult 10 years +)
Qualifications: Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Wellbeing, Counselling Psychotherapy
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Care
Bachelor of Arts Community Education
Regulatory Body: BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (00948644)
Location: Stepps Tuesday evening

Deirdre has worked extensively with young people in her previous roles, in addition to having been trained as a mental health nurse and have working within the care sector for a number of years. Presently Deirdre works with the NHS as schools counsellor for children age 10 years and above. 


Deirdre has experience of working with a range of issues including bereavement, loss, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma and relationship difficulties.

She lives by the philosophy that people have it within themselves to change and flourish all they need is to have a safe and confidential space and someone who will help you explore and process your feelings in a supportive and non-judgmental way. Within that, this will help empower you to find your own sense of your life through your own eyes.

Deirdre realises that this can be a daunting experience for individuals but what she can offer is a caring,

empathic and genuine nature to help you navigate through this process.

She understands that taking the first step into counselling can be difficult but she is happy to offer a free of charge initial phone call to answer any questions and to establish if she is the right person to support you.


Deirdre can be contacted by telephone or via Zoom call. If not available, please leave a short message and she will get back to you as soon as possible.

You can contact Deirdre by email, text or phone.

(Website / email under construction)

Text/phone 07526338676

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JOANNE HOGAN

Person Centred Integrative Counsellor 

(children, young people & adults)


Qualifications:

MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy

MSc Psychology

Emotion Focused Therapy Level 3

Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People 

Regulatory Body: BACP Registered Member 395370

Location: Stepps Tuesday & Wednesday

Joanne originally began her career in education, where she became very experienced working with people before finding her way to becoming a therapist. She is a trained Person Centred Integrative Counsellor and has particular experience

working with a range of issues including varied traumatic experiences, childhood

adverse experiences, feeling isolated and alone, anxiety, bereavement, work related

stress, pressures of parenting and adversity impacting your everyday life and sometimes your relationships with others. 

Joanne uses a warm and curious approach to work together, helping you with whatever difficulties you bring, listening with undivided attention in an accepting, empathic way to help you feel heard, and able to acknowledge and connect with your feelings at your

own pace. ‘Person Centred’ means essentially, going with what YOU bring, and helping you look carefully at what you bring, a bit like a journey together in a car: you are driving, pointing out the sights and choosing the direction, but with empathy and support you can

perhaps notice the parts that may be difficult and acknowledge them.

Joanne has experience of working in environments with people of all ages and would be happy to have a short phone call or an online meeting to discuss any

questions you may about how therapy might help you.

Contact Joanne:

W: www.joannehogancounselling.com

E: joannehogancounselling@gmail.com

T: 07785629564

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JULIE THOMSON

Person Centred Therapist (YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULTS)

Qualifications : Postgraduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, Certificate in Hypnotherapy, Certificate in CBT informed skills, Certificate in Supervision

Registered Body : BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (#906504)

Location : STEPPS, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – Saturday AM

Julie works with a person-centred approach, listening to what you need, and using CBT informed skills where appropriate and beneficial, as well as NLP inspired skills and hypnotherapy techniques when requested.

Julie’s work experience has been gained from over 30 years of working with people across continents and always with a passion to understand and connect. Julie has lived in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia.


As well as Julie’s work in private practice, she works in a school as a school counsellor with young people aged 5-18. This can involve working with families, when appropriate, and working alongside parents and carers, if the child or young person feels that this is beneficial. Julie’s work in private practice is with adults and young people alike.


Julie has also been trained in 'Seasons for Growth' which is an early intervention grief education programme for children, young people and adults to help deal with grief and loss.

You can contact Julie by email, text or phone

Email – info@juliettherapies.com

Text/Phone #07864502227

Website www.juliettherapies.com

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CAROLE MAYO DONKIN

Person Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist – Adult, Child & Adolescent (age 5+)

Qualifications: Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Wellbeing, Counselling and Psychotherapy. Diploma in Child & Adolescent Counselling

Regulatory Body: BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (00928133)

Location: Stepps Tuesday & Thursday evenings

Carole has worked in the field of gender based violence for the past 30+ years; working with survivors of rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, domestic abuse and every experience of the continuum. She has also worked with people who experience issues linked to these experiences or other traumas, eg low self esteem, anxiety, depression, self -harm, bereavement.

Carole believes that finding the right therapist for you is important as the relationship between you and her will form the foundation of any work done together. Carole is a person centred counsellor and psychotherapist working from an embodied approach; bringing the body and mind together, offering a caring, non-judgemental and confidential service. As a trauma informed and trauma aware therapist, she will invite you to become aware of how we store trauma in our bodies and how we can learn to drop into our bodies for information, which can allow us to create space to become who we are supposed to be at our core.

Carole believes that you are the expert in your own life and she will do her best to ensure you feel heard and supported as you explore whatever is troubling you and find your own way forward. You will always be at the centre of the work you both do together. She aims to create a safe enough space for you and her to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences and together help you gain a better understanding and new perspectives for positive changes to occur.

Carole embraces diversity and welcomes enquiries from all sections of society including those who experience themselves as a minority. She offers 1-hour sessions, either weekly or fortnightly, at the same time and place. Carole is excited to be working from a calm, bright, relaxing room based in The Wellbeing Rooms in Stepps . She is PVG registered and works with anyone aged 5+.

Carole looks forward to hearing from you.

You can contact Carole either by email, text or phone :

Email carole.donkin@btinternet.com

Mobile 07772210666

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SARAH STEWART

Person-Centred Counsellor & Psychotherapist - Adolescents (16+) & Adults

Qualifications: MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy, BA Psychology

Diploma (SCQF Level 11) in Counselling Children and Young People (10-18 years) (in progress)

Regulatory Body: Registered MBACP (number 389046)

Location: Stepps

Sarah’s background is in mental health support, particularly with young adults and those within the care system. Sarah studied Psychotherapy after becoming aware of the power supportive and empathic therapeutic bonds can have on a range of mental health concerns. Sarah has worked with a vast range of clients with varying difficulties but has a particular focus on childhood experience, self-esteem, existential questioning and anxiety. 


Clients coming to a session with Sarah can expect a non-judgmental, warm and genuine connection that has them and their experience at the heart of our work. Therapy is an excellent place to process and let go of difficult experiences, explore parts of ourselves we are unhappy with and/or support us in reaching our full potential. Sarah’s approach to therapy is to support clients in finding the answers to the questions they seek from themselves, rather than being told what to do or made to feel like they must fix something. Instead, providing an environment that is accepting and collaborative in working towards potential resolutions or solutions can be a lot more effective.


Throughout sessions, Sarah provides clients with a space that holds and tentatively challenges them, allowing them to understand their story and experiences in a new light and occasionally bringing in psychoeducation or psychology. It is also important to note that Sarah is keen to work in a way that suits your needs and believes in collaboration; this would be discussed throughout sessions.

Sarah is educated in Psychology and Psychotherapy, meaning she has the understanding and training to help you explore and work through your emotions and experiences, as well as having an awareness of the impacts of physiology, development and behaviour can have on mental health. 

Sessions are £45 for 1 hour. Sarah offers free 20-minute virtual consultations to answer any questions you may have and to find out more about sessions.

Contact Sarah:

holdingspacetherapy@outlook.com

+447379534657

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KAROLYN DAYE

Person Centered Counsellor (children 5 years +, adolescents, adults)
Qualifications: Postgraduate Diploma In Counselling
Regulatory Body: COSCA (5018)
Location: Stepps

Karolyn is a person-centered counsellor who gained her postgraduate diploma from

Strathclyde University in 2015. During her studies she trained with Place2Be which gave her the passion for early intervention work with children. This also linked to her previous training of Child and Education Level 3 which she gained before having her own children.

During her time as Project manager/counsellor with Place2Be, Karolyn trained and gained many certificates in play therapy. She spent a few years working within Primary schools offering play therapy with children from Primary 1 to 7. Karolyn continues this work managing a local counselling department which offers Play therapy and talking therapy to many children in their local area as well as reaching out to many primary schools in the surrounding area. She oversees 17 counsellors within the service and is the designated safeguarding officer after gaining a certificate in Level 3 Designated Safe Guarding Lead. Karolyn still continues to provide counselling sessions herself with children with a wide range of issues. Karolyn also gained a specialist module in bereavement in 2014 while supporting people within Cruse loss and bereavement.

In 2021, Karolyn gained her certificate in COSCA counselling supervision. This supports her work with supervising many counsellors on top of her management role.

Karolyn believes that offering a confidential, supportive and caring environment helps to open the opportunity for anyone to work through current issues and past experiences that they may be trying to hide, which can then come out in other behaviours or struggles in life. Karolyn also offers parent/carer support for families who are struggling with issues arising in parenting/caring. She feels that offering this support also helps children at home and in life. She has seen an increase in families struggling with children who have additional support needs, needing emotional support.

Karolyn is offering counselling from The Wellbeing Rooms in Stepps for children age 5 years and up. She is also

available to offer over 16s/adult counselling to support in a wide range of issue that they may be having.


Karolyn is also available to offer supervision to counsellors working with children and young people.

enquirieswithkarolyn@outlook.com

07751902468

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CLAIRE MANN

Bereavement Counsellor 
Qualifications: Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, BSC Psychology
Regulatory Body: COSCA (4958)
Location: Bearsden

I am a warm and encouraging Bereavement Counsellor working from The Wellbeing

Rooms at Bearsden. I offer flexible in-person sessions to adults, but I am also happy to work with you on the phone or via zoom if more convenient.

Often when we are struggling after a loss, we can feel very alone. I am here to listen to you and offer support while you explore your thoughts and feelings. Sharing your experience with me in

a safe, confidential space may help you to process painful emotions and untangle unhelpful behaviours and beliefs.

Grief and loss affects us all at some point in our lives, whether that be the death of a loved one, loss of a pet, our job, our health or relationship. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, each person will experience it differently and I can offer informed support which may help you to

manage your own individual process. I have experience of supporting bereaved families at a local Hospice, counselling individuals, and facilitating group sessions. I also work with anxiety,

depression, stress, low self-esteem, childhood trauma and attachment issues.

I have a Professional Diploma in Counselling; a BSc in Psychology and I am a member of COSCA which ensures that I practice in an ethical and regulated way.

Please email me at clairemanncounselling@gmail.com or call/text on 07546 608716

and we can arrange to have an initial 15-minute phone call (free of charge), to determine if I am the right counsellor to work with you.

Thank you, I look forward to hearing from you.

Please note appointments thereafter will be charged at £60 per session (50 minutes) and the

number of sessions required will be agreed on an individual basis.

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AILSA SMITH


Counsellor & Psychotherapist (adults)

Qualifications: Postgraduate Diploma in Communication and Counselling

(based on Transactional Analysis)

Regulatory Body: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

BACP Accredited Member 00539068

Location: Bearsden – flexible

Ailsa originally started working 30 years ago as a counsellor in a Cancer

Support Organisation. Ailsa has worked for over 20 years for the

Psychological Services of a Private Health Care Organisation, in GP Surgeries

and running her own private practice. Ailsa was also involved in teaching,

supervising and mentoring of Postgraduate Diploma Students.

Ailsa believes the therapeutic relationship is of prime importance and is a

special kind of relationship. Ailsa respects the fundamental worth and value

of each person and recognises that each individual is constantly striving for

health, wellbeing, happiness and fulfilment of potential. Ailsa uses a style of

counselling with an integrative approach which allows her to be flexible and

adaptable to each and every client. Ailsa’s aim is to be supportive, while

carefully exploring choices and options and to treat clients with respect and

integrity and encouraging clients to treat others with respect and integrity.

Ailsa has experience of working with a wide range of issues including anxiety,

depression, health issues, bereavement, grief, redundancy, relationships, loss

of a pet, self esteem, work related issues, improving relationships and

communication both personally and work related, living with major life

change.

Ailsa is available for F2F appointments in Bearsden. Telephone counselling

may also be available. Ailsa can be contacted by email, text or phone.

E mail: a.smith858@btinternet.com or Text/phone: 07960 351 319

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JEAN GALLAGHER

Person Centred Counsellor (adults 16 years +)


Qualifications: Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling, Psychological Wellbeing & Psychotherapy

CRUSE Bereavement Care Foundation Certificate

Diploma in Pet Bereavement Counselling

Certificate in Neuro Linguistic Programming

Regulatory Body: British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited MBACP 

Location: Stepps

I am an accredited person centred counsellor/psychotherapist working in private practice where I offer both face to face appointments and sessions online, via Zoom or Skype. I can provide both short term (6 weeks) and long term therapy.

We all go through times in our lives where we face issues which seem overwhelming and often we feel there is nowhere to turn. I offer a safe and nurturing space where I will listen without judgement, and work with you to help you understand your thoughts and feelings. Together we can identify where these may be having a negative impact on your life.

I am not here to tell you what to do, but rather to support and help you as you explore and make sense of your own issues, enabling you to find answers that will work for you. In that way, you can develop skills and strategies you can take forward to help you live your best possible life. As well as person centred therapy, I have also studied Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), which is about learning to communicate with ourselves more positively, and I sometimes use this method during sessions.


As well as working in private practice I have also worked with PETAL Support where I counselled people suffering with complex grief due to bereavement caused by murder, suicide or Covid19.

I volunteered with Cancer Support Scotland where I counselled patients and family members.

I have experience of working in an employee assistance programme with clients of O.H Assist and Therapeutic Counselling Services. I have volunteered with Crisis in Erskine, working with clients from G.P referrals and self referrals and have also volunteered with CRUSE Bereavement Care.


I have worked with a wide range of clients on many issues including abuse, anxiety,

bereavement, bullying, depression, emotional abuse, family issues, generalised anxiety disorder, illness, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, relationship issues, self harm, sexual abuse, stress, suicidal thoughts, trauma and work related stress.

To book an appointment or if you have any other questions please call

07775 893 602

Or

Email: jean31@hotmail.co.uk

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BRIAN CARR

Person Centred Integrative Counsellor
(Young people and adults 16+ )
Qualifications
Cosca Counselling Skills Certificate
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
PDA in Addiction
Regulatory Body
BACP Registered Member (Number 00399057)
Location: Bearsden

Brian is an Integrative Counsellor with Person Centred, collaborative approach. He offers a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space where you can feel fully respected, and explore your thoughts, feelings, and concerns. Thoughts and feelings directly impact behaviour and mood and can affect our ability to cope with life. Talking through these feelings can help encourage positive change The time is yours to explore any issues that you feel are causing you distress.


As an Integrative Counsellor Brian can draw on techniques from different types

of Therapy to help find the most appropriate approach for you.

Brian has a particular speciality in counselling people who are, or have been, affected by addictions. He works as a part-time therapist at The Priory. One of the most successful Addiction rehabilitation hospitals in Europe. Addiction is not ‘self-inflicted’ or a ‘moral

weakness’ it is recognised in The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual as a debilitating illness. Counselling can be effective in managing both substance (alcohol, drugs etc) and behavioural (gambling or shopping, for example).


Brian also offers counselling services to

clients experiencing issues with:

Anxiety

Bereavement

Loss and Grief

Depression

Shame and Self-criticism, Low self-esteem, Trauma, Self-Harm


You can contact Brian via email, text, or phone.

Email brian@bcausecounselling.com

Phone 07753690557

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