Welcome to the GADS: Glasgow Anxiety and Depression Counselling Service website and thanks for dropping by. From our experience, many people of all ages and backgrounds worry that their problems, concerns or difficulties are not 'big enough’ or 'serious enough' to warrant help and support.
As far as we are concerned, if you are experiencing problems, concerns or difficulties that affect your life in some way, or you feel that you need to talk to someone about what's going on for you in life, it's important for you to seek the help and support you need and deserve. Evidence suggests that the sooner you receive support for anxiety or depression, from a professional, the more effectively and successfully you'll be able to start exploring your concerns, find ways to address problems and improve your quality of life. Just click on the service you want more information about below or in the menu above.
To find out more about GADS: Glasgow Anxiety and Depression Counselling Service, our experiences and what we offer, please feel free to browse this website or get in touch for information.
The Director and Lead Psychotherapist (Accredited), Alexandra, and any Affiliate Therapists and Counsellors are all qualified and/or accredited psychotherapists and clinicians with specialised clinical training in CBT and practice as Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists. Alexandra and her Affiliates all have experience of working with various forms of anxiety and depression, including some of those listed on this website. Our Therapists and Counsellors have also worked with many clients who are experiencing other concerns, difficulties and mental health issues, in addition to anxiety and depression, including: body image; stress; self-esteem; eating disorders; relationships; assertiveness; identity issues; grief; confidence; goal-setting; personality disorders; career/work goals; emotional distress; trauma; coping with difficult feelings and emotions and much more.
The Director, Alexandra, has undergraduate and postgraduate university degrees in Psychology and Psychological Research as well as degree in English. She hopes to undertake her Doctorate in Psychology in 2019. Alexandra has additional qualifications in other therapies such as Stress Management Therapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy as well as qualifications in clinical supervision, self-harm, suicide, training and development, group facilitation and much more. Our Director is a qualified and accredited Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Trainer/Tutor/Lecturer, Consultant and Group Facilitator with previous experience as a charity director, psychology researcher, charity trustee and facilitator.
Alexandra and all Affiliates engage in regular Clinical Supervision (individual, group and peer supervision) and frequent Continuous Professional Development (CPD). Therapists and counsellors hold Professional Memberships with various organisations (e.g. COSCA, BABCP, BACP, NCS, UKCP, BPS, NMC, ASFH, NHC), have their own Professional Indemnity Insurance, hold PVG/Disclosure Scotland Membership and are registered with ICO's Data Protection Scheme.
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