Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Counselling in Johnstone

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Photo of Gail Carvil, Counsellor in Johnstone, Scotland
Gail Carvil
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
CBT can help you make sense of your experiences and allow you to consider the changes you would like to make.
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.
01505 805534
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Johnstone PA6
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Derek Milroy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
I specialise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy but offer a number of tools and treatment plans for whichever presenting problem each individual client has.
It's tough opening up to someone but we, via the therapeutical alliance, can create a safe space of trust where there is confidentiality, no judgment and that the client feels comfortable sharing. Here are some testimonials from previous clients for you to ponder: Social anxiety- My gran nearly fainted when she saw me ask someone who works in a shop a question, something I've never done in my life before. Grief- My therapist has helped me as I was feeling lonely and it cheered me and made me realise that I do have a future by myself with friends and family to support me. Low self esteem- I've realised I'm stronger than I thought.
0141 673 8062
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Johnstone PA10
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Photo of Geraldine Hamilton, Counsellor in Johnstone, Scotland
Geraldine Hamilton
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
Verified
Are you living with the worry and uncertainty that a cancer diagnosis brings? Or maybe you are struggling to cope with an incurable cancer, fearful of the future. You may be trying to rebuild your life after cancer but feel lost or isolated. If this is you or someone close then I can help. Entering the cancer world can feel like being dropped on another planet without a map. You don’t want to be there, and you can't speak the language. As a cancer nurse and counsellor I have supported many people and their loved ones, through the pain of diagnosis, treatment, life after cancer and sadly sometimes their grief, and I can help you.
01505 805536
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Johnstone PA5
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Kate Miller
Psychotherapist, MCOSCA
Verified
Verified
Through the use of Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and drawing on other therapies, we will explore your thoughts, physical symptoms, emotions and behaviours.
Hi there, my name is Kate. I am a Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Registered Mental Health Nurse. I care about what is happening for you and want you to know, there is always hope. I can help you to reduce unhelpful worrying, resolve phobias, anxiety, low motivation and other emotions you find upsetting for acute or chronic psychological issues. We work together (via Zoom or Teams) to find the cause of the issue and how to resolve it, using simple practical everyday steps. During this process, we review your progress to ensure you feel the therapy is worthwhile and moving in a positive direction.
01505 801243
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Beith KA15
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Heather O'Hare
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
Verified
I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist however I offer an integrative and flexible approach to our therapy, ensuring that it is the right fit for you.
I understand that reaching out can be difficult, I will support you on your therapeutic journey by offering you a safe and respectful space in which you feel listened to, valued and accepted. Our sessions are about you, I pledge myself to help you discover your unique strengths and potential for self-empowerment.  We will work together to create tailored sessions in which you are able to work through your difficulties and progress toward your goals.
0141 673 8873
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Paisley PA1
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Photo of Andrea Gallagher-Cowley, Psychologist in Johnstone, Scotland
Andrea Gallagher-Cowley
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am trained in evidence based therapies such as IPT, ACT, CBT & EMDR to help people build safety and make changes.
I am Dr Andrea Gallagher-Cowley, a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist and member of The Beacon Practice. I'm passionate about working with young people, families and adults presenting with psychological distress. I help clients understand their difficulties and make changes to improve their mental health, wellbeing and relationships. I believe that compassion and kindness are key for a person to heal emotionally and make progress to reach their goals. I provide a non-judgemental space for clients to feel listened to and understood.
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Glasgow G46
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Craig Lavery
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
My name is Craig and I'm a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist from South Lanarkshire but based in Glasgow. If you give me the opportunity I'd like us to work together to provide the help you need, to uncover why you are feeling this way and then to find the solutions that you can use going forward in your everyday life. Taking the first step in therapy is never easy but just by reading this today you have taken that step. I have an office in Rutherglen/Shawfield that is easily accessible from the motorway. I understand the thought of calling someone new is daunting so if you would prefer then you could email to make first contact.
01698 538935
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Newton Mearns G77
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Photo of Isobel Quinn, Counsellor in Johnstone, Scotland
Isobel Quinn
Counsellor
I am a qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and work with adults and young people on a range of issues.
Sometimes we need a bit of help to manage the challenges of life and you have taken the first step looking for just that. If you are feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or depression, or you need some support for your child or teenager, counselling can offer a safe place to talk about what is going on. We can work together to help you better understand your feelings, thoughts and behaviour and move towards reaching goals and making positive changes.
01505 800126
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Newton Mearns G77
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North Ayrshire Psychology (Dr Harriet Hockaday)
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I draw from a number of evidence-based modalities including CBT , Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT).
My name is Dr Harriet Hockaday, and I am a HCPC registered qualified Clinical Psychologist. I am an experienced and specialist therapist, who has worked in various mental health services within the NHS since 2014, including in adult mental heath, older adult psychology, child and adolescent mental health and neuropsychology services. I currently offer online and telephone based therapy to adults (18+) across the UK. I also offer face-to-face appointments in comfortable surroundings in Beith, North Ayrshire. I also offer sessions from Glasgow Southside (Clarkston) on a Friday morning.
01505 805911
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Beith KA15
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Jen Bannerman
Psychotherapist
I provide an integrative Cognitive Behavioural approach which means I am able to utilise a range of techniques from other therapeutic modalities to provide a more holistic approach.
Hello, I'm Jen. I understand there are times we all need some support to overcome the challenges life throws at us. Everyday life can be difficult so when we experience added stressors such as health and financial worries, relationship issues, work stress, bereavement, loss and trauma, it can impact our mental health and wellbeing being further. I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist experienced in working with teenagers, adults and groups across a variety of mental health difficulties.
01357 510652
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Glasgow G41
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Photo of Vicki Creanor, Psychologist in Johnstone, Scotland
Vicki Creanor
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Before completing my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, I completed a Masters in Psychological Therapy, focussing on treating adults with problems such as anxiety, depression & sleep disorders using a CBT framework.
Within my practice, it is imperative that all clients are aware that therapy is taken at their individual pace. Following a thorough assessment, I help clients understand their current difficulties by building a narrative of what past events have contributed to the current problem and what may be maintaining it. From this, we collaboratively create an individual treatment plan that targets the presenting problem/s using the most relevant therapeutic approach available.
0141 673 8843
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Barrhead G78
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Charlotte Crawford
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The combination of CBT , Solution Focused Brief Therapy(SFBT), mindfulness and Neuro-linguistic Programming(NLP) provides a positive motivational approach with practical techniques to call upon in times of crises.
The most important aspect of success in counselling is the relationship between us. I tailor the approach to your needs in collaboration with you so that ultimately you can become your own therapist, by applying new skills and techniques to determine positive patterns of thinking and behaving. I understand that coming for therapy can be a bit scary or daunting, even if you have been before, meeting someone new can be challenging especially if you’re feeling vulnerable or out of sorts. Choosing to come for therapy is about caring for and prioritising your own needs, and allowing yourself time and space to think things through.
07723 457185
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Kilbirnie KA25
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Christine Douglas
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I specialise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy but the heart of my practice is treating my clients with genuineness, warmth, and empathy.
I could say a lot about my specific qualifications and the type of therapy I offer, but honestly, I believe all types of therapy can work. The most important factor on your journey I believe, is the therapeutic relationship you have with your therapist. If you feel you can really trust and open up to your therapist, then your journey of self discovery and healing can truly begin. So please take time to read about me and go with what your gut tells you (its normally right!) I specialise in working with adults & young people experiencing anxiety/low mood, self esteem issues, and also survivors of abuse, emotional or physical.
01505 805901
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Beith KA14
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Laura Hunter
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hi I'm Laura & I am an experienced CBT therapist specialising in the treatment of anxiety and OCD. I am based in Glasgow city centre but offer online therapy to clients throughout the UK. Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task particularly if you are looking for a particular approach or skill set and it's so important to find someone you can trust and connect with. I help clients to identify, challenge and overcome their negative thought processes and unhelpful coping strategies that no longer serve them. I am also knowledgeable and experienced in using exposure response prevention techniques in the treatments of OCD.
0141 465 5898
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Renfrew PA4
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Therapy with Stephany
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
Verified
Therapy is an investment in yourself - Let's work together to support your mental and emotional well-being. I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I deliver CBT in a warm and flexible way. I provide face-to-face therapy in Paisley and Glasgow city centre. I also offer the option of online therapy for anyone in Scotland and across the UK, at a time that is convenient for you.
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Paisley PA1
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Dr Aisha Tariq
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
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. As a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of experience in working with adults, I use the latest, evidence-informed therapies to reach the heart of your problems and effectively tailor treatment to your needs. My priority is to provide a safe space for 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.
0141 673 0229
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Glasgow G41
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Harper Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Cognitive behavioural therapy ( CBT ) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave.
I have many clients dealing with issues including anxiety, depression, low moods, phobias, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, guilt, anger, OCD, low self-esteem and low confidence. Often clients have anxiety around social situations such as public speaking, board meetings and family/social gatherings. This can impact on holidays, family life and work. I have over 14 years experience counselling child and adult survivors of sexual violence, recent and historic cases. I have several year's experience counselling  in schools in Scotland, Germany and Norway working with young people aged between 7 and 18 years.
01475 603631
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Office is near:
Dumbarton G82
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Graeme Dunn Therapy
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
The idea of my approach is an integrative one: I've studied, and I'm qualified to deliver, a mixed modality of therapies to address client issues. From psychodynamic active listening and using a safe space to get things out in the open, or perhaps using CBT techniques to address something specific, either way - I'm equipped to help guide you through what it is that is troubling you, or holding you back, from moving forward.
020 4538 9184
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Newton Mearns G77
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Angela McCafferty
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a professionally qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist ( CBT ), based in Paisley, providing therapy services for all areas via MSTeams. I use an integrative style leading with empathy and compassion and the skillset of CBT (ACT), whilst focussing on your individual needs to get the best out of our sessions together. I aim to build a positive and trusting relationship with my clients and offer a relaxed, safe and confidential space to talk through your problems. Using a collaborative non-judgmental approach, I can assist you in learning new ways of coping, decision making and problem-solving techniques.
01505 805895
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Paisley PA2
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LMcounselling & Coaching MBACP (Accred)
Counsellor, BACP
I work therapeutically using aspects from varied approaches based on what you find to be helpful; including Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ( CBT ), Psychodynamic Therapy and Transactional Analysis.
I am a qualified counsellor and Accredited member of the BACP. I use a pluralistic approach to my therapy. This involves working collaboratively with my clients, their individuality thus incorporating shared decision making.  I can work with a wide range of concerns and assist you with issues you may be facing such as anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, stress, anger, sexual abuse and many others. An example of this approach is discussing with you what you would like to achieve from therapy then working together to achieve the most effective way to get there.
01355 209598
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Glasgow G41
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Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Counsellors

How does cognitive behavioural therapy work?

Cognitive behavioural therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario (catastrophizing) or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioural therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioural therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioural therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioural therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioural therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.