about therapy

People often think that therapy is where you go when you’re depressed, or anxious. But often, we’re like this because we’re living a smaller, less expressive life than we’d like. My aim isn’t just well-being and mental health, it’s growth and development, for those who are brave enough to live a bigger life with better relationships.

About gestalt:

Gestalt therapy relates to the whole person, the whole of us. We are more than the sum of our parts, but understanding and accepting these parts with a curious and open attitude can bring us healing and wholeness.

Gestalt holds the position that only when we can accept things - including ourselves - as they truly are - can real change happen. When we cling to things too tightly the outcome we want often continues to evade us. The more attention we give to what we do not want, the more we notice this showing up in our lives.

This can cause us pain because so often we dislike parts of ourselves or they feel unresolved. By working towards understanding and acceptance we can see more clearly why those parts came to be in the first place. We can learn.

Therapeutic Relationship:

Working in dialogue with me, noticing how we are with those aspects of self, we can notice things afresh - we might hear something differently or see it from a new perspective.

 

In this supportive relationship we might be challenged to give attention to our body, which is a vast source of knowledge and often overlooked, especially in our contemporary western culture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethics and Credentials:

I completed a four accredited training with Edinburgh Gestalt Institute. I am a member of UKCP and GPTI, which means I follow their ethical code.

You can read about them here:

UKCP Code of Ethics                                       GPTI Code of Ethics  

 

I will need to gather some information about you when you contact me.

You can read my GDPR Statement and Privacy Policy here

Practical Info:

I am located within easy travelling distance from Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, Argyll and Bute, Paisley and Glasgow City Centre.

I work from a ramp accessible room with ample parking nearby, although you should be aware the road directly outside is cobbled. Online working is a possibility.

I charge £60 per 60min session (limited concessions may be available) and offer morning and evening appointments.

what are your fees?

Investment for each 60 min session is £60 although I have a limited number of concessionary places.

Details of how to pay will be in our working agreement but I accept card, cash or bank transfers.

when are you available?

I offer evening and morning appointments. Contact me by phone or email

to find out more.

how do I book a session?

The first step is to send an email or call me and leave a voicemail. I offer an initial call of up to 45mins. free of charge and we can take things from there. Contact me to arrange this first step. See more on my Getting Started page.

where will we meet?

I work from a ramp accessible space within easy reach of Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, Argyll and Bute, Paisley and Glasgow. I will send you address details if we agree to work together.

There is ample  parking very close by, although you should be aware the road directly outside is cobbled.

If you would prefer to meet online we can look at this option too.