Shirlae Carruthers (pg dip; MBACP Accred)



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Person Centred Therapy can be effective in helping many different issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, bereavement, feeling lost or suicidal. It may not even be apparent what the issue is, only that something doesn't feel right. There can be many different reasons why we can find ourselves not enjoying life the way we might want to. Whatever's going on for you, it can be hugely beneficial to find a counsellor who will be there to listen in a non judgemental way.

Realising you need some help can feel really difficult. Taking that first step in finding a suitable counsellor to work with is a real beginning. I am a passionate believer in the 'Person Centred Approach' and the positive effects it can bring. I tailor the way I work to meet the needs of each person so sometimes I will work in a more 'integrative' way too but always from a 'Person Centred' foundation. Once you commit to the counselling process you are on the road to bringing about positive change. My job is to enable you to do that. 

I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor and Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer face to face counselling in two locations: Morningside, South Edinburgh and Carluke, South Lanarkshire. The rooms I use in both places are comfortable and private with good transport links and parking nearby. I am also a qualified Counselling Supervisor and work as a tutor with Glasgow Clyde College. I have experience working as a counsellor with FDAMH, Falkirk's Mental Health Charity; CCHDP in Carluke and Hear for You in Lanark as well as offering 'Brief Therapy' for 'Employee Assistance Programmes'. I've trained Unison staff in counselling techniques, designed and delivered training for SAMH staff as well as tutoring students on the HND counselling course at GCC Anniesland campus.

It's important that you feel comfortable with the counsellor you choose to work with. Establishing a safe trusting relationship is vital. I would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have by phone or email to help you make a decision.  There are no limits to the number of sessions you may have, you can have as many or as few as you wish. Some people may benefit from six sessions, others may need more than that, and some people may need less.It's unique to each person and there is no pressure to continue once you feel it's time to stop.You can also choose how often you wish to come along. You may want a weekly, fortnightly or even monthly appointment. If, for any reason, you might not want face to face counselling, I can also offer counselling by telephone or video via Zoom. I charge £50.00 for each fifty minute session. I am also a registered and approved counsellor with the following insurance companies: Bupa, Aviva and Vitality Health, should you have counselling cover with any of those and wish to use it. 

So, if you are finding things difficult just now, and feel you might benefit from counselling, why not get in touch? 


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