ABOUT ME

Grief and Loss

 

I have a particular interest in working with those experiencing grief and loss.  When you lose someone you love, it can feel unreal but at the same time all consuming.  Like your heart might break.  In the words of Zoe Clark-Coates "...it changes your life forever, it's not something you "get over", the loss becomes part of you".  If you let me, I will sit with you while you bear the unbearable, I'll support you through your tears, your anger, and your sadness in ways others may not be able to.  I can hold your hand if you need me to, or I can just sit with you, but I will be right by your side so you don't feel so alone. 

 

Anxiety or Depression

If  you struggle with anxiety or depression, you will know how desperately isolating it can be.  Feeling anxious is not a negative emotion, it is an evolutionary development to help keep us safe.   And everyone experiences low moods from time to time, emotions and feelings come and go.  However, when you feel anxious on a daily basis, and the fear of panic attacks stops you in your tracks; or you feel so low you cannot find any motivation, to the point where it impacts your everyday life, that's the time to seek help.  Together, one step at a time, we will work on the anxiety symptoms, using specific breathing techniques which can reduce them.  We can work together to find ways to increase your motivation and help you to explore what works for you in helping you feel better. 

And more...

If negative automatic thoughts are a regular occurrence then we can work on ways to notice and dispute them to restore your peace of mind.  I also work with Illness; loneliness; identity and more, but even if you're not sure if I'm the right fit for you, please give me a call  on 07791531755 or drop me an email using the contact form below ... because I may be able to help you find someone who is.

Qualifications

University of Strathclyde -  MSC Counselling and Psychotherapy

Open University - BSc Hons Psychology

BACP Registered Member (MBACP) 375721

Qualified Practitioner of the Rewind Technique for Trauma

St Andrew's Hospice Grief and Loss Trained

ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trained

Other information

I am a  qualified Counsellor & Psychotherapist  and a registered member of the BACP, a professional membership body, which means that I work within their Ethical Guidline protocols and have regular supervision to ensure I am adhering to these.  Should you wish to make an appointment, please either use the contact form below or call me on 07791531755.  Both options are accessed ONLY by myself so your confidentiality and discretion are assured.

 

FEES

The fee for each session is £45.00, payable 24 hours in advance to secure the appointment.

A session will typically last for 50 minutes, and take place once per week, details of address will be emailed prior to commencement of sessions.

I will keep track of time during each session so it is one less thing you need to worry about.

I will also give a quick reminder when there is 10 minutes left in the session, in order to have some time to reflect on the session,  make your next appointment and to prepare you for moving on with your day.

With regards to the number of sessions you may require, this can vary greatly from person to person.  I am open to working both short term (normally 6-10 sessions), or longer term in an open ended way, depending on what you feel you may need.

If possible I request  at least 24 hours notice of cancellation and offer the same in return.  Cancellations within the 24 hour period will still be chargeable.

 

A limited number of concession rates are available based on specific criteria.    Please ask by calling 07791531755 or email  me using the contact form below.

 

PRIVACY POLICY

I do not collect data or information from visitors to my website.  Nor do I  track information for commercial purposes.  Therefore you are free to disable cookies on your browser and it will have no detrimental effect on the function of my website.

I do, however, collect some nominal information from clients during the free 15 minute telephone consultation, such as name, telephone number and email address in order to send you some relevant information should you wish to commence with counselling.  Further, necessary information may be collected at the first session in order to aid the counselling process. 

After each session I keep standard, brief notes, which are stored securely in accordance with the guidelines of the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).  Other aspects relative to privacy and confidentiality are outlined in my detailed privacy policy which I will email to you prior to the first session, in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

You can contact me confidentially by using the form below or by calling me on 07791531755.

 

CONTACT ME

As your therapist, I aim to tailor sessions to your individual needs in a compassionate and accepting way so you feel supported and empowered as your therapy progresses. I initially offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation, and flexible appointments to work around your busy schedule. Please call or email to book your appointment now.

07791531755

Coatbridge, Lanarkshire

michelle.mcquillan308@outlook.com

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