Ms. Nicola Keogh
Ms. Nicola Keogh
I was once told ‘this too will pass’ and I have found the difficulties in my own life have done so. However I could not do it alone, as it felt too tough a journey to be on. Looking back today, I am glad I had a counsellor to listen to me and support me throughout my journey. You may feel as I did overloaded, confused and questioning why? As your counsellor I will to listen to you with empathy and compassion, help you see your strengths and show you kindness as you work through your challenges. With my support, over time your difficulties will too will pass and you will be able to lead the life you want. I believe counselling gives us the space to get to know the real self. My aim is to help you get your life back on track.
Hello, my name is Colin and I am a fully-qualified Person-Centred Counsellor. In addition to my professional counselling qualifications I also bring many years of life experience to my practice, which include my role as a listening volunteer and mentor with The Samaritans Organisation in Glasgow, supporting people who expressed anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts. Our mental health can be impacted by many things and counselling is often sought when we are at our lowest ebb, and it can take great courage to admit that you are struggling to cope. Talking to a counsellor who won’t judge or force opinions upon you can help you find clarity and perspective and lead to positive change.
While it can be valuable to talk about your problems with close friends and family members, sometimes the people around you aren’t able to provide the help you need. I’ll listen to you and help you to understand yourself better, so you can make positive changes in your life. I’m happy to consider working with almost any issue and have experience of working with a wide range of men and presenting issues. I’ve a speciality in working with people who are affected by trauma, I’ve completed Trauma Enhanced Practice Levels 2 and 3. I holds awareness that an event, a series of events or a set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally hurtful or life threatening can be termed as trauma.
I practice person-centred and pluralistic therapy in Glasgow, on an affordability basis (suggested £20-£45, organizations £35). My practice is based on deep acceptance and understanding of what someone brings to me, and offering a strong presence to hold their suffering. I am told that I have the ability to make people feel heard and accepted, and to experience their own worth in new ways. I have opened up to my own suffering and pain over the last 20 years, and feel that this gives me a deep capacity to be with the suffering of others, whatever it is. I also often draw on mindfulness, self-compassion, and cognitive therapy. I have experienced depression, anxiety, isolation, worthlessness, and suicidal ideation (not intent), and have grown through them all.
An increasing number of people come to a place in life when they want to talk to someone about their challenges. I am practised at providing a space in which clients feel able to start to share. This sharing can be a relief for clients and the start of a rewarding yet challenging journey.
I am trained in both the person-centred and psychodynamic approaches. The person-centred approach can help with getting in touch with the hidden parts of ourselves to have a positive influence on our life. The psychodynamic part can provide insights.
As well as studying counselling and psychotherapy at the University of Edinburgh, I have studied organisational development and nonviolent communication (NVC).
Hello! My name is Miranda – a counsellor and life coach. I work with an Integrative Therapeutic Approach to draw benefits from various modalities to suit You. I have worked with adults with various concerns, including social anxiety, performance anxiety, self-esteem issues, finding self-identity & meaning in life, career & vocational transformation, depression, bereavement, panic attack, anxiety, fixed core belief, nightmares, communication issues within relationships, self-harming, binge eating, long-term therapy support, dual diagnosis, alcohol and substance abuse, anger management and BPD issues. I participate in continual professional training regularly to keep my practice up-to-date in serving the various concerns of my clients.
I offer both face to face and online therapy in Edinburgh city centre.
I specialise in helping other men with issues of anxiety, bereavement, chemsex issues, depression, relationships, LGBTQI+ issues, and men who have been or are currently victims of abuse.
I am listed on The Directory of Pink Therapists.
Although I trained in the dialogue between psychodynamic and person-centered approaches, I work creatively and intuitively, depending on the client’s needs. Essentially, my belief in the existence of an inner world through which we perceive an outer reality where the past is alive in the present is premised on my personal life experience. However, my primary objective is to build a therapeutic relationship with you grounded in honesty and openness, which may lead to trust and mutual understanding. What is most important to me is the relational aspect of our work together, which is deemed the prime factor in the therapeutic process according to research.
You may have arrived here because you feel stuck or flat or numb. Or wrung out. No time for you. Always there to help others, and sometimes taking on too much and not knowing how to say no. Boundaries are difficult. Not knowing where your partner (or friend or mother or boss) ends and where you begin. I know that I’m not a fixer – I can’t fix other people. But I absolutely believe people don’t need fixing. In my experience, we generally need a bit of time and space to air our feelings, our stuckness, our chaotic inner experiences with all their pain and uncertainty. I can sit with that uncertainty and pain, and explore it with you very gently.Because I firmly believe that the answers lie where the pain is.
Ms. Alison Elliot
Ms. Alison Elliot
I’m a person centred counsellor with a specific focus on emotion focussed therapy. I’m trained in EMDR and have experience of working with men exploring their sexuality, transgender, fertility and working through complex trauma. I aim to provide a safe welcoming environment to explore the challenges you face.
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