Counselling Services at Glasgow Medical Rooms

30th June 2016
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In addition to general practice check-ups and medicals, we also offer a variety of other services at Glasgow Medical Rooms, including counselling services.

Fully qualified professionals

The counselling services Glasgow Medical Rooms offers include psychology and counselling by two fully qualified professionals. Alison Rimell, our counsellor, can offer long and short- term individual counselling to adults aged 17 and above. Alison is registered with the BACP (British Association of Counselling Practitioners) and has a graduate diploma in Person Centred Counselling. She has been providing safe, confidential counselling to individuals for a number of years, so you can expect a comforting and professional service.

Our Clinical Psychologist, Dr Yvonne McNeill has over 15 years’ experience treating a wide range of psychological issues in both children and adults. Her qualifications include a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Masters’ Degree in Psychological Medicine. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

What type of counselling can we offer?

Both professionals offer confidential, non-judgemental counselling, and work towards building an empathic relationship where ycounselling services glasgowou can build trust to start looking at whatever is causing you distress. Alison and Yvonne will work together with you, at the pace that is best for you.

Alison adopts a Humanist approach which involves listening very carefully, valuing your experience and using that as the basis of all counselling work. Her counselling service is designed flexibly in an integrated way to suit your needs.

Dr McNeill works primarily within a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework, incorporating elements of related therapies, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Solution Focused therapy and Compassion Focussed therapy (CFT) depending on each client’s individual needs and preferences.

How can counselling help you?

Each person is individual and your experience of counselling will be unique to you. However here are some general outcomes that most clients experience:despair-1235583_1920

  • Getting to know yourself in a new way – perhaps by gaining some acceptance of things that have been difficult
  • Becoming more self-aware
  • Feeling a greater sense of control
  • Feeling both more positive and less overwhelmed by negatives
  • Being able to make decisions that support you

What do people go to counselling for?

Counselling is very much about creating a relationship of trust.  These are just some of the areas that can benefit from counselling:

Anxiety or fear
Panic attacks
Stress related problems
Relationship problems – at home or at work
Affairs/betrayal
Emotional or physical pain
Depression/feelings of worthlessness
Low self-esteem/lack of confidence
Self-loathing
Addiction
Feeling lost or confused
Midllife crisis

Trauma
Loss/bereavement
Post-natal depression
Adoption/termination
Divorce/separation
Infidelity
Domestic violence
Anger management
Sexuality
Emotional or physical abuse
Guilt/shame
Eating disorders
PTSD
Parenting

If you would like to know more about the counselling services Glasgow Medical Rooms offers, or would like to make an appointment with Alison or Yvonne, please email info@glasgowmedicalrooms.com

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