Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counselling in Glasgow

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Dr Louise Legg
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G75
My main training is in CBT and Person-Centred Therapy, but I also use techniques from other methods like DBT, Mindfulness-CBT, Schema Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Therapy.
Are you dealing with challenges like depression, anxiety, stress, long term health conditions, neurodiversity related issues or relationship issues? Are you looking for a strong, trust-based therapeutic relationship where you feel safe and understood? Are you looking for a non-judgmental, supportive, and genuinely caring therapist to work together to figure out what is going on and to set goals? Alternatively, are you looking for career mentoring or support with personal development or significant life changes from an experienced therapist who has 20 years of experience working in finance and living overseas?
My main training is in CBT and Person-Centred Therapy, but I also use techniques from other methods like DBT, Mindfulness-CBT, Schema Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Therapy.
Are you dealing with challenges like depression, anxiety, stress, long term health conditions, neurodiversity related issues or relationship issues? Are you looking for a strong, trust-based therapeutic relationship where you feel safe and understood? Are you looking for a non-judgmental, supportive, and genuinely caring therapist to work together to figure out what is going on and to set goals? Alternatively, are you looking for career mentoring or support with personal development or significant life changes from an experienced therapist who has 20 years of experience working in finance and living overseas?
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Dr Xi Liu
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G3
I draw on a wide range of therapeutic approaches, including (but not limited to) Person-centred Therapy, Mindfulness, Emotion-focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Positive Psychology.
I aim to provide a warm and accepting space where my clients feel truly understood and respected. I believe everyone has the ability to grow and change, and I'm here to support them on their journey. By listening without judgment and encouraging self-exploration, I help clients tap into their own inner wisdom and find solutions that work for them.
I draw on a wide range of therapeutic approaches, including (but not limited to) Person-centred Therapy, Mindfulness, Emotion-focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Positive Psychology.
I aim to provide a warm and accepting space where my clients feel truly understood and respected. I believe everyone has the ability to grow and change, and I'm here to support them on their journey. By listening without judgment and encouraging self-exploration, I help clients tap into their own inner wisdom and find solutions that work for them.
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Susan Campbell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G3  (Online Only)
I offer a person centred approach which supports mindfulness alongside counselling and/or coaching techniques.
Hello and thank you for connecting with me. Are you fed up feeling fed up? I completely understand and am here to help. I support women who have issues with confidence and self-esteem. This may be because of challenging personal relationships, family issues, trauma, domestic or childhood abuse or just the many challenges life brings. Sometimes, we may be unsure why we feel the way we do, but have a strong sense that things could be brighter. Peeling back the layers of our lives takes great courage, but change is possible, indeed inevitable, when we take that leap of faith.
I offer a person centred approach which supports mindfulness alongside counselling and/or coaching techniques.
Hello and thank you for connecting with me. Are you fed up feeling fed up? I completely understand and am here to help. I support women who have issues with confidence and self-esteem. This may be because of challenging personal relationships, family issues, trauma, domestic or childhood abuse or just the many challenges life brings. Sometimes, we may be unsure why we feel the way we do, but have a strong sense that things could be brighter. Peeling back the layers of our lives takes great courage, but change is possible, indeed inevitable, when we take that leap of faith.
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Liz Cornwallis
MSc
Verified Verified
Glasgow G1
I offer a wide range of therapies including Hypnotherapy and Applied Mind Techniques including Neuro-linguistic programming, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, Mindfulness, Motivational Coaching, OldPain2Go and Functional Imagery Training, a new research based method for successful weight loss.
Imagine feeling calm, being slim, overcoming stubborn habits or fears. Relief of pain, hot flushes or IBS symptoms. You're unique and my range of skills and qualifications mean I can create a personal therapy package to meet your needs. Clients often choose to work with me because I'm friendly and supportive as well as qualified, skilled and experienced. I’ve helped many people over the years, as a nurse, university lecturer, training consultant and now Registered Hypnotherapist and wellbeing coach. Just get in touch for a free initial phone consultation.
I offer a wide range of therapies including Hypnotherapy and Applied Mind Techniques including Neuro-linguistic programming, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, Mindfulness, Motivational Coaching, OldPain2Go and Functional Imagery Training, a new research based method for successful weight loss.
Imagine feeling calm, being slim, overcoming stubborn habits or fears. Relief of pain, hot flushes or IBS symptoms. You're unique and my range of skills and qualifications mean I can create a personal therapy package to meet your needs. Clients often choose to work with me because I'm friendly and supportive as well as qualified, skilled and experienced. I’ve helped many people over the years, as a nurse, university lecturer, training consultant and now Registered Hypnotherapist and wellbeing coach. Just get in touch for a free initial phone consultation.
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Barbara MacDonald
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Glasgow G61
I have a background in mindfulness and find that this calming approach works well within therapy.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist based in the Glasgow area. I offer sessions using a collaborative approach in a confidential, compassionate environment to support you through a difficult time in your life. CBT is a talking therapy that uses a range of methods, including psycho-education, to increase your awareness of the issue and to develop the skills to change your thinking and behaviour, enabling real life changes. I believe that working together is the key to success and throughout our journey we will focus on your goals and aspirations in order to find solutions that will enable you to move forward.
I have a background in mindfulness and find that this calming approach works well within therapy.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist based in the Glasgow area. I offer sessions using a collaborative approach in a confidential, compassionate environment to support you through a difficult time in your life. CBT is a talking therapy that uses a range of methods, including psycho-education, to increase your awareness of the issue and to develop the skills to change your thinking and behaviour, enabling real life changes. I believe that working together is the key to success and throughout our journey we will focus on your goals and aspirations in order to find solutions that will enable you to move forward.
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Michael Brown
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G3
My approach is person centred with elements of mindfulness, often focusing on our emotions in the present moment, which I've found to be particularly helpful for depression and anxiety.
Welcome! I offer online, phone, and in person sessions in Glasgow city centre. I work with individuals with a broad range of challenges including depression, anxiety disorders, stress, bereavement and loss, life's transitions, and addiction/compulsive behaviours. Perhaps you feel stuck in repeating patterns of behaviour or thinking that feel in conflict with how you wish to be with yourself, and in your relationships. Perhaps life events have become overwhelming. I work with clients authentically and with gentle curiosity, I include my own rich journey with self-acceptance and the belief that we can all change and heal.
My approach is person centred with elements of mindfulness, often focusing on our emotions in the present moment, which I've found to be particularly helpful for depression and anxiety.
Welcome! I offer online, phone, and in person sessions in Glasgow city centre. I work with individuals with a broad range of challenges including depression, anxiety disorders, stress, bereavement and loss, life's transitions, and addiction/compulsive behaviours. Perhaps you feel stuck in repeating patterns of behaviour or thinking that feel in conflict with how you wish to be with yourself, and in your relationships. Perhaps life events have become overwhelming. I work with clients authentically and with gentle curiosity, I include my own rich journey with self-acceptance and the belief that we can all change and heal.
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Dr Richard Golsworthy
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G3  (Online Only)
These are complemented by further training which includes Schema Therapy, Emotion-Focussed Therapy and approaches rooted in mindfulness and (self-) compassion.
Hello and welcome. If you are reading this, you are likely feeling in a stuck, difficult or distressing place in your life. We all bring a unique history and mind-set to the life difficulties we encounter. These will have given us strengths to help manage problems, but sometimes we need to discover new ways we might feel, think or act. I think of my specialism as 'stuckness' - whether in emotions, relationships or unhelpful behaviours - which is often expressed in terms such as: anxiety, depression, stress, fear, trauma, low self-esteem, sleep problems, bulimia and binge eating, adjustment to loss, illness & major life changes.
These are complemented by further training which includes Schema Therapy, Emotion-Focussed Therapy and approaches rooted in mindfulness and (self-) compassion.
Hello and welcome. If you are reading this, you are likely feeling in a stuck, difficult or distressing place in your life. We all bring a unique history and mind-set to the life difficulties we encounter. These will have given us strengths to help manage problems, but sometimes we need to discover new ways we might feel, think or act. I think of my specialism as 'stuckness' - whether in emotions, relationships or unhelpful behaviours - which is often expressed in terms such as: anxiety, depression, stress, fear, trauma, low self-esteem, sleep problems, bulimia and binge eating, adjustment to loss, illness & major life changes.
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Carole Forde
Psychotherapist, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Glasgow G3
Using CBT, Mindfulness, Compassion Focussed Therapy, Hypnotherapy for Stress Management, amongst other therapies, I can help with issues such as Loss & Bereavement, Suicide Ideation, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Phobias, Motivation, Assertiveness, Self Esteem issues & many more areas.
Hi, my main therapy offered is CBT, integrated with a variety of different therapies to suit individual requirements. Together we can work to create positive changes in your life slowing you to cope better with emotions and negative issues as they arise. A warm & friendly welcome for each client. I can help you set goals to create positive changes. I offer professional advice, confidential sessions, in a non judgemental environment.
Using CBT, Mindfulness, Compassion Focussed Therapy, Hypnotherapy for Stress Management, amongst other therapies, I can help with issues such as Loss & Bereavement, Suicide Ideation, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Phobias, Motivation, Assertiveness, Self Esteem issues & many more areas.
Hi, my main therapy offered is CBT, integrated with a variety of different therapies to suit individual requirements. Together we can work to create positive changes in your life slowing you to cope better with emotions and negative issues as they arise. A warm & friendly welcome for each client. I can help you set goals to create positive changes. I offer professional advice, confidential sessions, in a non judgemental environment.
0141 280 7080 View 0141 280 7080
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Dr Karen Ann Gray
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G61
Additionally, I have undertaken training in mindfulness and mentalization.
I work with people experiencing a wide range of mental health problems which are creating issues in their lives. These include different types of anxiety, low or fluctuating mood, worry and rumination, stress, problems in relationships with others and issues resulting from historic or more recent trauma. Focus is given to understanding the nature and origins of problems and how change can occur. Currently, as a result of being unable to provide face to face therapy due to covid-19, I am working remotely via secure video and/or telephone conferencing.
Additionally, I have undertaken training in mindfulness and mentalization.
I work with people experiencing a wide range of mental health problems which are creating issues in their lives. These include different types of anxiety, low or fluctuating mood, worry and rumination, stress, problems in relationships with others and issues resulting from historic or more recent trauma. Focus is given to understanding the nature and origins of problems and how change can occur. Currently, as a result of being unable to provide face to face therapy due to covid-19, I am working remotely via secure video and/or telephone conferencing.
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All Seasons Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G61
Having gone through some of my own personal struggles, I know how important it is to have someone listen. To be able to vocalise your thoughts without any fear of judgment. Sometimes it can feel like the end of the road with no-where else to turn. It can feel like there is no hope left. Negative thoughts seem to go round and round in your head. This is the time to reach out and let someone help you. I aim to provide a safe and confidential space to work through issues and will use other evidenced based therapeutic approaches to suit individual needs, such as compassion focused therapy and mindfulness. ​
Having gone through some of my own personal struggles, I know how important it is to have someone listen. To be able to vocalise your thoughts without any fear of judgment. Sometimes it can feel like the end of the road with no-where else to turn. It can feel like there is no hope left. Negative thoughts seem to go round and round in your head. This is the time to reach out and let someone help you. I aim to provide a safe and confidential space to work through issues and will use other evidenced based therapeutic approaches to suit individual needs, such as compassion focused therapy and mindfulness. ​
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Dr Emma Williams (EmPsych Ltd)
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G1  (Online Only)
I am trained and a variety of psychological therapies including Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness and Medical Hypnosis.
Hi! I'm Dr Emma Williams, Clinical Psychologist and Director of EmPsych limited. People come to me for therapy for help to manage a range of emotional and physical difficulties. I specialise in trauma therapy, adjustment to physical health difficulties, adjustment to and rehabilitation from neurological conditions including Functional Neurological Disorder (FND).
I am trained and a variety of psychological therapies including Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness and Medical Hypnosis.
Hi! I'm Dr Emma Williams, Clinical Psychologist and Director of EmPsych limited. People come to me for therapy for help to manage a range of emotional and physical difficulties. I specialise in trauma therapy, adjustment to physical health difficulties, adjustment to and rehabilitation from neurological conditions including Functional Neurological Disorder (FND).
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Ajay Lamba
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G1  (Online Only)
During treatment Mr Lamba predominantly uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and calls upon a number of complementary psychotherapeutic techniques such as mindfulness and compassion-focussed work, to provide his clients with a range of tools to help them make sense of their difficulties and then for us to work together in overcoming their distress.
Ajay Lamba has delivered psychotherapy in NHS hospitals and private practice, which has provided a wealth of experience with people from diverse backgrounds and all age groups. His academic and work career has been focused on helping people achieve their goals of recovery by relieving symptoms of depression and anxiety, from mild to severe psychological difficulties.
During treatment Mr Lamba predominantly uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and calls upon a number of complementary psychotherapeutic techniques such as mindfulness and compassion-focussed work, to provide his clients with a range of tools to help them make sense of their difficulties and then for us to work together in overcoming their distress.
Ajay Lamba has delivered psychotherapy in NHS hospitals and private practice, which has provided a wealth of experience with people from diverse backgrounds and all age groups. His academic and work career has been focused on helping people achieve their goals of recovery by relieving symptoms of depression and anxiety, from mild to severe psychological difficulties.
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Malik Rezzi
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Glasgow G1
My therapeutic approach has been influenced by integrative, humanistic, cognitive behavioural, applied behaviour analysis, meditation, mindfulness-based, psychodynamic therapy, ISTPD etc.
I was born and raised in multicultural societies all my life. Living in several different countries on 3 different continents (United Arab Emirates, Canada, Pakistan, Wales and England) has given me unique knowledge about culturally adapting therapy. It has also taught me to understand and work with many different kinds of people. I believe in building a strong therapeutic relationship with the client to create a safe and comfortable space to address and potentially alleviate psychological trauma. I have extensive experience adapting contemporary therapy and counselling and tailoring it to unique cultural nuances.
My therapeutic approach has been influenced by integrative, humanistic, cognitive behavioural, applied behaviour analysis, meditation, mindfulness-based, psychodynamic therapy, ISTPD etc.
I was born and raised in multicultural societies all my life. Living in several different countries on 3 different continents (United Arab Emirates, Canada, Pakistan, Wales and England) has given me unique knowledge about culturally adapting therapy. It has also taught me to understand and work with many different kinds of people. I believe in building a strong therapeutic relationship with the client to create a safe and comfortable space to address and potentially alleviate psychological trauma. I have extensive experience adapting contemporary therapy and counselling and tailoring it to unique cultural nuances.
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Gail Carvil
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G20
I offer a warm friendly space for you to speak openly about the difficulties that may be keeping you feeling stuck. Whether it is anxiety, depression, stress, relationship difficulties, or maybe you are struggling with the impact of trauma, abuse or bereavement. I am here to listen and help you unravel the issues that are getting in the way of you living the life you desire. I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with a keen interest in compassion focused therapy and mindfulness practice, providing online, telephone and face to face counselling sessions.
I offer a warm friendly space for you to speak openly about the difficulties that may be keeping you feeling stuck. Whether it is anxiety, depression, stress, relationship difficulties, or maybe you are struggling with the impact of trauma, abuse or bereavement. I am here to listen and help you unravel the issues that are getting in the way of you living the life you desire. I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with a keen interest in compassion focused therapy and mindfulness practice, providing online, telephone and face to face counselling sessions.
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Dr Corinna Panagou - Trauma Therapist
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G12  (Online Only)
Warm welcome, I'm Corinna, an academic and a registered Clinical Psychologist with doctoral-level training in evidence-based therapies, and a profound interest in trauma, and relationship issues. I bring extensive experience from diverse NHS settings, working with various age groups. My integrative approach includes CBT, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, ACT, Schema Therapy, and DBT, enriched by psychodynamic insights. I am also trained in Flash and EMDR for trauma. I combine therapies for a personalized and tailored approach to each client's unique needs.
Warm welcome, I'm Corinna, an academic and a registered Clinical Psychologist with doctoral-level training in evidence-based therapies, and a profound interest in trauma, and relationship issues. I bring extensive experience from diverse NHS settings, working with various age groups. My integrative approach includes CBT, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, ACT, Schema Therapy, and DBT, enriched by psychodynamic insights. I am also trained in Flash and EMDR for trauma. I combine therapies for a personalized and tailored approach to each client's unique needs.
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Aye Psychology
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G46  (Online Only)
Throughout life we are presented with uncertainties and difficulties, some can be overwhelming and take a toll over our mental wellbeing, physical health and come in the way of being able to lead the meaningful lives we wish to have. If you are struggling with repeated unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving, wish to explore means of taking care of your mental health and build an understanding of how challenges have impacted on you, accessing psychological therapy could help you to make meaningful change and/ or build acceptance in your life. Aye Psychology is committed to supporting you and I look forward to hearing from you.
Throughout life we are presented with uncertainties and difficulties, some can be overwhelming and take a toll over our mental wellbeing, physical health and come in the way of being able to lead the meaningful lives we wish to have. If you are struggling with repeated unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving, wish to explore means of taking care of your mental health and build an understanding of how challenges have impacted on you, accessing psychological therapy could help you to make meaningful change and/ or build acceptance in your life. Aye Psychology is committed to supporting you and I look forward to hearing from you.
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Dr Jonell Smith
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G3
Dr Jonell Smith is an experienced Chartered Counselling Psychologist and a BPS RAPPS registered clinical supervisor. Jonell works in a collaborative, flexible, client-centred and integrative way and tailors her therapeutic approach to suit individual needs, goals and preferences. Jonell offers a warm and welcoming approach where you will work together at a pace that works well for you. Jonell will support you to explore, to learn skills, to manage and to hopefully overcome your difficulties. Please note, the office operates online and by appointment only. Dr Jonell Smith does not provide out of hours or crisis support services.
Dr Jonell Smith is an experienced Chartered Counselling Psychologist and a BPS RAPPS registered clinical supervisor. Jonell works in a collaborative, flexible, client-centred and integrative way and tailors her therapeutic approach to suit individual needs, goals and preferences. Jonell offers a warm and welcoming approach where you will work together at a pace that works well for you. Jonell will support you to explore, to learn skills, to manage and to hopefully overcome your difficulties. Please note, the office operates online and by appointment only. Dr Jonell Smith does not provide out of hours or crisis support services.
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Dr Aisha Tariq
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G77
I'm Aisha, a clinical psychologist and director of Illuminated Thinking. With over 15 years of experience in adult mental health, I have a wealth of knowledge and expertise that I bring to my work. Sometimes we need support to survive and work through psychological pain. Therapy can also build resilience for whatever may lie ahead. My welcoming and friendly practice is your safe space to explore and grow. My priority is to allow you to explore what is going on in the here-and-now, learn and move on from the past, and re-focus on growing into the person you want to be.
I'm Aisha, a clinical psychologist and director of Illuminated Thinking. With over 15 years of experience in adult mental health, I have a wealth of knowledge and expertise that I bring to my work. Sometimes we need support to survive and work through psychological pain. Therapy can also build resilience for whatever may lie ahead. My welcoming and friendly practice is your safe space to explore and grow. My priority is to allow you to explore what is going on in the here-and-now, learn and move on from the past, and re-focus on growing into the person you want to be.
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A Welcome Space Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G61
Having supported children, young people and families for around 20 years, I have worked with clients with a range of issues including: bereavement, low self esteem, anxiety, depression, family, divorce, addiction, obesity, confidence etc. I enjoy working in partnership with clients to set goals for therapy or to provide a safe space to talk things through, whichever they would prefer. Client feedback has included that I am an honest and genuine person. I really do care about my clients and enjoy providing for them a safe and welcome space to explore their issues. I work in a person centred way.
Having supported children, young people and families for around 20 years, I have worked with clients with a range of issues including: bereavement, low self esteem, anxiety, depression, family, divorce, addiction, obesity, confidence etc. I enjoy working in partnership with clients to set goals for therapy or to provide a safe space to talk things through, whichever they would prefer. Client feedback has included that I am an honest and genuine person. I really do care about my clients and enjoy providing for them a safe and welcome space to explore their issues. I work in a person centred way.
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Julie Strain
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glasgow G53
Life can be challenging, overwhelming and sometimes it feels like you're on your own. I often felt like that until I turned to a therapist for some support and guidance along the way. I soon realised that I wasn't on my own. The old saying of 'it's good to talk' is never a truer word spoken. I'm a good listener and I'm ready to hear you. The first step is what you're doing right now. We will work together through the challenges you face and set some goals. Clients often say they want to get back to their old self, however, my hope is that you become able to lead the life you want becoming a better version of your self.
Life can be challenging, overwhelming and sometimes it feels like you're on your own. I often felt like that until I turned to a therapist for some support and guidance along the way. I soon realised that I wasn't on my own. The old saying of 'it's good to talk' is never a truer word spoken. I'm a good listener and I'm ready to hear you. The first step is what you're doing right now. We will work together through the challenges you face and set some goals. Clients often say they want to get back to their old self, however, my hope is that you become able to lead the life you want becoming a better version of your self.
0141 673 6632 View 0141 673 6632

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Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counsellors

How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy work?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy originated in the work of John Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He developed mindfulness-based stress reduction, which is a technique found in yoga and meditation. MBCT is a combination of this type of stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy; it essentially quiets emotional distress through mindfulness, utilizing proper breathing and meditation. These techniques aim to bring the individual into the present moment when in a state of distress.

When do I know if I need treatment with mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

If an individual’s mind is filled with emotional distress and general negativity, the person may feel trapped. A mindfulness-based cognitive therapist can help a person change their thinking patterns as well as their behaviour through calm acceptance and compassion. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

This therapy often takes place in group sessions. A therapist will work with the group as well as with each individual. Meditation and breathing exercises are core practices that aim to invite inquiry and discovery into a person’s troubled mental state. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviours and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more realistic way. This therapy is supportive, accepting, and warm.

Is mindfulness-based cognitive therapy effective?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with major depressive disorder have benefitted from this type of therapy; the person accepts their distressed thoughts and also moves into healthier patterns of thinking. This therapy also aims to move an individual away from automatic negative responses. This type of therapy can bring a person lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioural habits.