COUNSELLINGGLASGOW Counselling & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Central Glasgow

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Linda Hardy
Counsellor and Cognitive Behaviour Therapist

Working in Glasgow City Centre & On-line


A warm welcome to my site, and thanks for visiting.

We all need support in our life sometimes, or to have space to talk about our concerns.

There could be so many reasons as to why you are here right now. Perhaps you feel stressed or anxious; low in mood or motivation; or feeling grief from a loss or life changing event. You may want to work on being more confident within yourself - perhaps socially, or better able to assert your point of view. Family dynamics or inter-relationships can also cause us concern or distress. It could be that it is hard to even understand how you are feeling, and may well want to make sense of it.

Whatever the reason is that you are seeking support right now, my priority is to help you feel safe and at ease for you to share whatever you feel comfortable with.



Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. In Person Service in Central Glasgow & On-Line


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My name is Linda Hardy. I am an experienced Counsellor & Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT), working from a comfortable space in Glasgow City Centre. I am conveniently located right next to Glasgow Central Station, and just a 10 minute stroll away from Glasgow's Queen Street Station.

I qualified with a Masters degree in 2011, and I have been a practicing as a therapist since then.

I invite you to scroll down the page to read more about my service and what I can offer you. If you think you may want to book a service with me, please do not hesitate to get in touch should you wish 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


My Service Could Help You To

  • Offload anything that is on your mind in a friendly and supportive space
  • 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
  • Release built up emotions that you have been holding down
  • Gain some clarity about how events from the past may be influencing you today



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

  • Click here for more information about my service and how I would approach my work with you..



Each and every enquiry is answered, usually within 1 working day

Most of my correspondence and enquiries are answered within 1 working day (Monday - Friday). However, unfortunately, sometimes replies go back into recipient's junk folders.

If you are waiting to hear back from me at any time, then please do check your junk or spam folder - just incase!



Taking COVID into consideration

I am aware of the continued need to offer as safe a service as possible due to the continued risks of COVID in our community. With this in mind, I have set out my room to ensure that we are as safe as possible, whilst providing a warm, welcoming space for us to meet.

Effects of the Pandemic

As we are 'moving forward' through COVID, it is not uncommon to feel a range of emotions about it. Many people have experienced trauma, grief and loss. Fears and concerns about the future; or about ourselves, our friends and family may be part of your experience right now. I know that many of us feel a degree of trepidation right now, and if you do too, then it is quite normal and natural.

If you have any concerns about booking an in-person appointment, please do not hesitate to contact me to ask anything at all about the safeguards that I have in place..


Click here to read my COVID safeguarding policy



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 On-line or Telephone Consultation

It is important that you feel comfortable with whoever you choose as your counsellor. Therefore, I am available for a consultation, free of charge, lasting up to half an hour, either in a virtual 'Zoom Room', or on the telephone.

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

More importantly, it will give you a sense of whether you feel comfortable having me as your counsellor. There would be no obligation to book a follow-on service.

E-mail me here at Counselling-Glasgow to request a consultation.
please indicate whether you want to book an on-line or telephone consultation



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.



Counselling in Glasgow on Facebook

My Facebook page compliments the work I do, and I regularly post articles on my Facebook page that inspire me personally, and that hopefully will inspire others.

Linda Hardy: Counselling in Glasgow Facebook page.

Feel free to engage, comment 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
Cognitive Behaviour Therapist & Counsellor in Glasgow Central and on-line

E-mail Link to Counselling in Glasgow
(mobile): 07474605180



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