Counselling, Psychotherapy and Trauma Therapy in Kilsyth area (Falkirk, Stirling, Cumbernauld, Kirkintilloch, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow))

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My practice is based in Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire serving the area around Cumbernauld, Condorrat, Kirkintilloch, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, Denny, Falkirk and Stirling. I provide a Counselling, Psychotherapy and Trauma Therapy service for central Scotland .

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Stressed? Struggling? Need some help to get through a difficult period?

I work with many of the human issues that are part of life:

  • Stress
  • Anger
  • Anxiety, Panic, OCD, Phobias
  • Depression, Hopelessness, Guilt
  • Suicide
  • Eating disorders, food related issues
  • Childbirth, Post Natal Depression
  • Bullying, Domestic Abuse, Work issues
  • Chronic Pain, ME, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue
  • The Trauma Spectrum, Dissociation, Flashbacks, Post Traumatic Stress
  • Childhood physical, emotional and sexual abuse
  • Bereavement, loss, traumatic death
  • Addiction recovery (with provisos)
  • Somatic disorders(body illness worsened by stress)
  • Bruxism, IBS, Migraine
  • Performance anxiety, sports psyhology
  • Relationship difficulties

  • Living with Depression - TED talk about depression

    Food issues, weight and dieting - Obesity and insulin resistance, and also Metabolic syndrome

    Short term Counselling is up to 12 sessions, to scope your present difficulties, set them in the context of your earlier life, and help design therapuetic interventions specifically for you.
    Medium range therapy is up to 30 sessions, where deeper and recurrent difficulties can be dealt with in Psychotherapy, involving more commitment, regular attendance, and a backdrop of some stability in life.
    Longer term Psychotherapy may be used to address specific issues in a very focused way, work at depth, or be used as a support system in life. This would be the setting for working with issues of complexity, early abuse and trauma, although modern brain based therapies mean that the time you need to be in therapy can be shorter than previously thought.

    Complex Childhood Trauma manifests itself in adult life as anxiety, depression, phobias, abusive relationships, self harming, PTSD and many psychiatric diagnoses (like borderline personality disorder). This is when a dependant child has had to bond with a carer who was depressed, anxious, negligent, violent, frightening or inconsistent. It may involve violence, verbal abuse, physical or sexual abuse, and it results in a fragmented human being who struggles to live life. I am specially trained to work neurobioligically with this difficult material with therapies like EMDR, Brainspotting and Comprehensive Resource Model. To begin to understand trauma and its effects I suggest you Understand the freeze response and trauma

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