GLASGOW ANXIETY & DEPRESSION COUNSELLING SERVICE
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Getting started with our services is easy! Follow the steps below or feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, need any more information or need to check out something with us. We are here to help! Even if you are not sure what type of therapy or support you want or need, don't worry - we will discuss this via email or in-person at the Assessment Session.
Please see the help and support we can provide both individuals and groups in the 'Services and Support' section below. More information about our qualifications, therapists, counsellors and experience can be found in the 'About' section. If you are looking for Professional Services, such as membership clubs, clinical supervision, training, consultancy etc. please refer to the 'For Professionals & Organisations' section.
CBT is an evidence-based approach which has been proven to work effectively in overcoming problems and challenging situations in the here and now and in the past.
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is recommended by The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (N.I.C.E.) as a treatment for anxiety, depression, OCD, phobias, acute stress, PTSD, eating disorders and is very helpful in the treatment of many other problems/conditions. The key basics of CBT therapy are:
Counselling allows you to discuss problems and difficult feelings in a safe, confidential environment. Counselling is a process people seek when they want to change something in their lives or explore their thoughts and feelings in more depth. The basics of counselling are:
If you feel stressed out by modern life, you're not alone! Stress has major health consequences and diminishes our ability to enjoy life. Stress Management Therapy/Coaching is ideally suited to helping you cope with and reduce stress. Some of the basic key principles of Stress Management Therapy/Coching are:
Guided Self-Help is a half-way option between 'traditional' therapy and self-help. It’s a little less formal than psychotherapy/counselling. Guided Self-Help is based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach to supporting people with various problems, issues and concerns. Some of the basic key principles of Guide Self-Help are:
Group Therapy is a type of psychological therapy that takes place within a group of people rather than one-on-one with just one other person (i.e. the therapist). COMING SOON!
Group Therapy and one-to-one therapy are alike in many ways and have similar aims. However, during Group Therapy, therapists make use of group dynamics to achieve these aims in a different way. Here's more details about Group Therapy:
Integrative Therapy draws from various therapeutic approaches, allowing us to tailor therapy to each individual client as much as we can.
Integrative Therapy incorporates elements, ideas and tools from, for instance: general counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, person-centred approaches, behavioural activation, dialectical behavioural therapy, stress management therapy, mindfulness, schema therapy, compassion focused therapy, transactional analysis, lifestyle coaching and elements of other approaches. The key basics of Integrative Therapy are:
Existential Therapy and Counselling often centres on you rather than on the symptoms you are experiencing. This form of therapy and counselling highlights your capacity to make rational choices and to develop you to your maximum potential. The basics of Existential Therapy and Counselling are:
Coaching aims to empower you to make, meet and exceed personal and professional goals including: accomplishing work targets; becoming happy and fulfilled at home, exploring self and the world; achieving ambitions; and much more. Coaching:
We provide various Personal Development and Self-Help Classes. These are open to anyone over 16 years old. Many Classes and Workshops focus on 'Psychoeducation' (more information in the Information Sheet below).
Classes help you grow and develop your ability to plan, develop and work towards goals. Goals may include: reducing anxiety; increasing self-esteem; improving confidence; challenging negative thoughts; making changes; addressing emotional or mental health difficulties; self-awareness; and much more.
Our established Support Groups started in Spring 2010 (Eating Disorder Support Groups) and have been very valuable to 100s of people from all over Scotland. We've seen many people 'recover' and make many changes in their lives. This is very inspiring and rewarding to witness.
We are now introducing some other Support Groups - Family and Friends Eating Disorder Support Group, Glasgow Women's Support Group and a Mindfulness Club. Click the 'Read More' button below more details below.
PLEASE NOTE: we hope to begin providing this later in the year. Online Therapy (or e-therapy) is a relatively new development in mental health and psychotherapy. Therapists provide emotional and psychological support in real-time and therapy can be accessed in the comfort of your home. The basic principles of Online Therapy are:
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