Linda Hardy MSc.
Counselling & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
On-Line Counselling & In Person.
Central Glasgow Location
A Warm Welcome from Linda Hardy
I am an experienced Counsellor & Cognitive Behaviour Therapist in Glasgow City Centre, currently providing an internet based service.
If you are seeking a counsellor on-line, I have space in my practice right now. A free of charge, half hour consultation is available, with no obligation to book any sessions.
A face to face service from my therapy room in Glasgow City Centre will only be possible when we move to level 2 restrictions. I am hoping that it won't be too long before this is possible, and I am available now for referrals or enquiries.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need to ask anything at all.
I invite you to scroll down to find out more about me, my service, and how I approach my work
My Service Could Help You To
- Find constructive tools and strategies that you can take forward, enabling you to be in a better position to help yourself now, and in the future
- Gain knowledge about how your thoughts, feelings, actions and reactions have an impact on you
- Discover greater clarity about how events from the past may continue to influence you today
- Talking can enable you to offload built up emotions that you have been carrying around within yourself. Many people tell me that they feel a huge relief after expressing these feelings, like a huge pressure cooker that has been released.
Some of the areas I can help you with
If you are seeking a counsellor on-line, or in Central Glasgow when COVID safeguards allow, I have documented some of the areas I can help with below
- Coping with Grief / bereavement counselling
- Counselling for stress and anxiety
- Help with addiction (food, alcohol, drugs, gambling)
- Lack of confidence
- Low self esteem
- Help when feeling low or depressed
- Talking through issues with relationships
- Working through emotions, such as anger, guilt or hurt
- Putting undue pressure on yourself
- Feeling fearful / going out of your comfort zone
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
As mentioned earlier on this page, I will only be able to provide a service from my room in Glasgow when we move to Level 2 guidelines. However, we are unlikely to 'back to normal' for some time, and further safeguards still likely for the foreseeable future. With this in mind, I have developed some parameters to ensure we are both kept as safe as possible.
Click here to read my COVID safeguarding policy
Please do get in touch by e-mail if you would like a face to face service when this becomes possible.
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 £40 per session during daytime hours. For evening appointments, starting anytime after 5, sessions are charged at £50.
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 via the telephone or on-line, 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 for face to face counselling in Glasgow City Centre when safe to do so.
There is absolutely no obligation to book a session after this consultation
Please do not hesitate to contact me, Linda @ Counselling-Glasgow for more information.
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
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
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.
Counsellor in Central Glasgow.
e-mail Linda @ Counselling-Glasgow