COUNSELLINGGLASGOW Counselling & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Central Glasgow

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Linda Hardy MSc.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy & Counselling in Central Glasgow


A Warm Welcome from Linda Hardy

A safe and friendly place for you to talk about whatever is on your mind



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Thank you for visiting. I am an experienced counsellor & cognitive behavioural therapist in Glasgow City Centre. I qualified at Masters degree level in 2011, and have been working as a therapist since then.

My priority is to help you to feel comfortable and at ease for you to talk about whatever is on your mind.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you need any further information about my service.

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

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 based in Central Glasgow, 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
  • Procrastination
  • Feeling fearful / going out of your comfort zone



Further details about my service

Please check out More About My Service here. There, you can find more detailed information about what you can expect from my service.



Sessions via the Internet

I have been providing an internet link based service since the March lockdown. This proved to be effective for a number of people, and offered a degree of flexibility and convenience. Therefore, I am pleased to say that I will continue to offer an internet based service as part of my service from now on.

My service is conducted via the zoom platform, 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'.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you need any further information

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

It is essential that I operate a safe service as much as is possible. With this in mind, I have developed some parameters, in line with government guidelines and as outlined by my professional body.

Click here to read this document before booking a face to face appointment

Service update on 12th October 2020
Last Friday, the government announced that COVID infection rates were rising dangerously, and also that unnecessary travel should be avoided for at least the next 2 weeks. It is my duty to operate as safe a service as I can, and I will be offering an internet only based service during this time. I hope that it will be deemed safe to return in the very near future, and look forward to welcoming you in person very soon.



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 £40 per session during daytime hours. For evening appointments, starting anytime after 5, sessions are charged at £50.

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



Consultation

People often tell me I am friendly and welcoming, but it is important that you feel comfortable with whoever you choose as your counsellor.

I am available for a chat, free of charge via the telephone. This could provide an opportunity to check anything out, or ask any questions about counselling, or what you might expect before deciding to book a session.

So, please do not hesitate to get in touch by e-mail to arrange a time for a chat. There is no obligation to book a session, but it may help you to decide if I would be a good fit as your counsellor in Glasgow.






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.

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Offering a Flexible Service

Evening counselling and CBT appointments are available in Glasgow City Centre after 5



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

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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 in 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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