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.
EMMA JANE LA ROCHE
Counsellor & Psychotherapist (ADULT 18 years +)
Qualifications: BA (Hons), FdA, Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis, BWRT (Brain Working Recursive Therapy) Practitioner.
Regulatory Body: British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP-
Location: Bearsden Tuesday 1-5pm
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 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 offers both short-term (6 week) sessions and long term therapy and has particular experience working with :
Bereavement - Loss, Grief, Redundancy, Pet loss, Loss of relationships.
Improving communication skills and relationships.
Adults with ADHD
Living with the menopause and other life changes.
Stress and worries – work, exams
Hurt and Anger
Life changes and decision making
Emma Jane has worked for several years with Mind Matters offering counselling through the NHS, in GP surgeries and running her own private practice. She also has experience working in youth counselling and with the visually impaired.
To book an appointment please call 07834 765144 or
You can also contact Emma Jane through her website www.emmajanelaroche.co.uk
Qualifications: Diploma in Relational Counselling, Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling
Regulatory Body: BACP Registered Member (number 00742877)
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
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
Counsellor (Pluralistic, Integrative) – working with Children, Young People and Adults
Qualifications: MSc Counselling, BA Hons Art
Regulatory body: Registered Member MBAC BACP 00955212
Location: Bearsden Monday AM/PM, Wednesday PM/evening
Life can be difficult and as fellow human-being, Ingrid knows how hard it is to be a person. Overcoming some of her own life challenges has given her the experience, passion and desire to support others to move past whatever holds them back from living the life they want. Ingrid works therapeutically with adults, children and young people to support problematic anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, relationship, health or grief issues.
Ingrid trained as a pluralistic counsellor as she recognises that each person is unique and her counselling approach is tailored to meet your individual needs and preferences. Ingrid can use a range of therapeutic tools, but the most important element of her counselling is to give you a warm and safe relationship to help you work through whatever it is in life that is hard for you, causes you distress and that you wish to change.
Ingrid recognises the importance of the therapeutic relationship and that its important to find the right person to trust with your innermost fears and worries and problems. She has experience of
working in practice within schools, with students and adult services as well as private practice.
Ingrid recommends contacting her via email initially to organise a introductory phone call or short zoom session to see if you think she is the right person for you to talk to.
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.
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Person Centred Integrative Counsellor
(children, young people & adults)
MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy
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.
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 – email@example.com
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 :
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)
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.
Relationship Therapist (ADULTS 18 years +)
Qualifications: Diploma in Relationship Counselling, MSc Social Science Research (Medical Sociology), MA Sociology
Regulatory Body: BACP, COSRT
Location: Stepps and Online
Nicola is a qualified and registered integrative Relationship Therapist. She works with both couples and individuals for long-term and short-term therapy. She offers a safe and inclusive space for you to explore and process issues that are going on for you, helping you work towards a fulfilling relationship. In therapy, Nicola can explore your relationship dynamics and help you to find positive
Nicola is down to earth and works empathically and compassionately. Whether you attend as a couple or as an individual, and if you’re planning to stay together or have an amicable ending, she
can help provide a safe space for insight and transformation.
Nicola has experience in a wide range of relationship issues, particularly including, affairs, communication issues, life stage changes such as becoming parents, intimacy issues, the impact of loss, and family challenges. Nicola enjoys working with mixed sex and same sex relationships and also enjoys working with neurodiversity in relationships.
Nicola’s clinical practice is informed by her clinical training and experience, her academic background from the University of Glasgow which specialised in sexuality and gender, and her past work experience in sexual health, mental health, and addiction.
Sessions are 50 minutes and cost £65 for couples and £55 for individuals.
Nicola can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Person Centered Counsellor (children 5 years +, adolescents, adults)
Qualifications: Postgraduate Diploma In Counselling
Regulatory Body: COSCA (5018)
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.
Qualifications: Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, BSC Psychology
Regulatory Body: COSCA (4958)
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 email@example.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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Text/phone: 07960 351 319