COUNSELLINGGLASGOW Counselling & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Central Glasgow

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A warm welcome to Counselling-Glasgow from Linda Hardy


Introducing My Service



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I am an experienced Counsellor & CBT therapist, qualified to practice with a Masters Degree. I am conveniently located next door to Glasgow Central Station, where I provide an in-person therapy service.

I also provide counselling on-line.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need to ask anything at all.




My philosophy is that we are our own best helper. Through counselling, you can work towards understanding yourself better, and discover helpful tools and coping strategies

We all need help and support sometimes,
but I know it's not easy easy seeking a stranger to trust with your feelings. Many people tell me that I am friendly and welcoming, and I will do my best to help you feel safe and at ease throughout our time together. During our first meeting, I will spend time hearing about what brings you to my room, and through collaborating together, we can begin to outline your goals and objectives moving forward.

No one approach fits all

Each of us have had our own unique experiences, and every one of us differ in how we feel, think and react to our life. And as individuals, we have varying needs throughout our life. So, whatever it is that you want to talk about, I am flexible and adaptable. I will do my best to help you to reflect and find tools and coping strategies to help you live with better ease in the future.

It can take time to trust and feel safe to open up. So there is no pressure for you to talk about anything that feels difficult - the pace that feels right for you is key.



My Service Could Help You To

  • Find clarity about how events from the past may be influencing how you think, feel and act today
  • Gain insight about how your thoughts, feelings and reactions impact on you
  • Find tools and strategies to help you live with more ease now, and in the future
  • A release of built up emotions that are being held down



Some of the areas I can help you with

  • Grief / bereavement therapy
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Fear
  • Panic attacks
  • Help with addiction (food, alcohol, drugs, gambling)
  • Low self confidence / low self esteem
  • Depression / feeling sad
  • Talking through family issues or within relationships
  • Working through emotions, such as anger, guilt or hurt
  • Putting undue pressure on yourself
  • Procrastination
  • Going out of your comfort zone
  • Be more assertive


On-line Therapy

I have been providing an internet based service since March 2020. Working on-line because of COVID was the only alternative, and this has proved to be effective for a number of people. It offers a degree of flexibility and convenience, and has proven to be the favoured option for many people who would not have contemplated an internet platform before. I am very pleased to say that I will continue to offer this option from now on.

My service is conducted via Zoom, which is considered safe and secure by my professional body. I would provide our own unique link for us to join each other in the 'therapy room'.


Coronavirus safeguards when working face to face at my counselling room in Glasgow

Now that we have the official go-ahead to offer an in-person service, it is likely that safety measures will need to be in place for the foreseeable future.

With this in mind, I have developed some COVID parameters to ensure we are as safe as possible. I am also pleased to say that I should be fully vaccinated before I see you in person.

Click here to read my COVID safeguarding policy

Please do not hesitate to ask me anything at all about how I will aim to keep us as safe as possible.



Fees

I realise that the cost for private therapy can be difficult financially for many people, so I try my best to factor that in with what I charge.

Sessions typically last for an hour, and are charged at £45 per session. I also offer early evening appointments that can start anywhere between 5 p.m. and 6.30.




Free Half Hour Consultation

It is important that you feel comfortable with whoever you choose as your counsellor. So, I am available for a consultation, free of charge, lasting up to half an hour.

This could provide an opportunity to check anything out, or ask any questions about counselling, or what you might expect from the counselling process.

So, please do not hesitate to get in touch by e-mail to arrange a time to meet on zoom or chat on the phone. It may help you to decide if I would be a good fit as your on-line therapist; or in person in Glasgow City Centre.

There is no obligation to book a service after this consultation

Please do not hesitate to contact me, [email protected] for more information.



Location

Counselling in Central Glasgow, adjacent to Glasgow Central Station

111 Union Street, Glasgow, G1 3TA


My therapy service in Glasgow City Centre is conveniently located right next door to Central Station, and a few minutes walk from Glasgow Queen Street Station. It is also close to other transport links in the city centre, such as Buchanan Street Subway and St. Enoch Subway Stations.

Find me just off Gordon Street, right next door to the Shelter shop, and a couple or so doors away from the Union Street entrance of Central Station.

Having my counselling practice in the centre of the City of Glasgow, it means that my service is easily accessible to outlying towns, such as Stirling, Falkirk, Paisley, East Kilbride, Irvine and Ayr.

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Parking for Counselling in Glasgow

If you are driving, there are a range of parking options that are easily accessible.

Map For Car Parks in Central Glasgow



Counselling in Central Glasgow and On-Line Therapy appointments are available in the evening

If your work schedule means you can't make daytime appointments, I offer early evening slots starting right up until 6.30 p.m.



Support Yourself Blog

Helping You to Help Yourself

As a therapist, I am passionate about helping people work towards being their own best helper in the future. Indeed, the work we do on ourselves never ends, and is a continuous journey throughout our life.

I have written a range of short articles in Blog format about areas that I believe are common to many of us that may be a source of information and support to you. I will continue to add new content regularly.

Articles currently available are

  • Help for Low Mood and Depression
  • Understanding and Coping with Bereavement
  • Understanding and Managing Stress and Anxiety
  • Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Utilising it into Everyday Life

Click here for Support Yourself Blog




Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

You may be seeking out a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, or want to know more about what CBT is all about.

I have written a short, accessible blog page that might help you to get a better understanding about CBT. There are some links to external sites that may assist as well.



Please scroll to the bottom of page for updates, and visit Support Yourself' on the menu bar above for an introduction to all of the articles



Join the discussion

Support Yourself is in a Blog Format, so it allows space for comments. Feel free to join the discussion

I will be posting updates regularly about new articles at the bottom of this page - so please do come back again.



Facebook @ Counselling Glasgow

I regularly post articles on my Facebook page that inspire me personally, and that hopefully will inspire others. The page has been running for nearly 2 years now, so a range of items are there already.

Link to FaceBook feed. Feel free to comment on, or share anything featured there.



Thank you for visiting

Please do get in touch to ask anything you want about my service via my e-mail or on the telephone number below.

It is important that you feel at ease with the person you choose to work with you. I regularly have free time during the day in my practice, so if you are seeking a counsellor or CBT therapist in Central Glasgow, feel free to contact me to arrange a time to drop in to meet, for free, for up to half an hour. It will provide an opportunity for me to introduce myself, and the opportunity for you to ask anything you like about my service. There is absolutely no obligation on your part to enter into therapy with me afterwards.

I hope that you have found some of the content on my site useful. Please do come back for updates to my Support Yourself pages.

Yours sincerely,

Linda Hardy
Counsellor in Central Glasgow.
CBT Glasgow
e-mail [email protected]
(mobile): 07474605180



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