I provide a safe and friendly place for you
to talk about whatever is on your mind.
Linda Hardy MSc.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy & Counselling in Central Glasgow
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.
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you need any further information about my service.
Service update on 20/3/20
Due to the Coronavirus and the necessary precautions, I am now able to provide an internet based video service to your tablet, smartphone or personal computer. Please scroll below for more details.
Helping yourself now, and in the future
- 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
- Feeling fearful / going out of your comfort zone
Currently, there is a need for me to reduce the amount of face to face sessions in my counselling room in Glasgow City Centre. However, I am very pleased to say that I can provide internet based sessions.
It does not require the downloading of any application or software on your smartphone, tablet or computer. To access, I will send you a link via your e-mail that will take you straight to the session with me. It is a secure connection that ensures confidentiality.
If you prefer, I can use a medium of your choice, like Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp etc.
Sessions via video link will continue to be available as an option in the long term, after the current crisis with Coronavirus is over.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, or need to check anything out further.
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.
I also offer concessions to full time students, and to individuals on low incomes.
Please do not hesitate to contact me [email protected] for more information.
It can take courage to ask for help
I have heard many people say that the need for help and support is a sign of weakness. The reality is that we all need help and support in our life sometimes, and asking for help is certainly not weak. It can, and often does take a great deal of courage to do so.
I myself have had private therapy in the past, and I fully understand how hard it can be seek out a complete stranger to talk to. So I know where you are coming from if you are feeling fearful or apprehensive.
I will do my best to help you to feel safe and at ease - that is my priority.
Free counselling consultation in Glasgow City Centre
I offer a free consultation lasting up to 30 minutes. This is available at my counselling room in Central Glasgow between the hours of 12 p.m. and 4 p.m., Monday - Friday.
People often tell me I am friendly and welcoming, but it is important that you feel comfortable with whoever you choose as your counsellor.
So, please do not hesitate to get in touch by e-mail to arrange a time to meet with me first before 'taking the plunge'. I am also available on the phone for a chat too, if you prefer.
There is no obligation to come back, but it may help you to decide if I would be a good fit for you as your counsellor in Glasgow.
More details about my service
Please check out my Questions You May Have page. There, you can find some more detailed information about what you can expect from my service.
Please feel free to get in touch by e-mail if you would like to ask anything at all, or need any clarifications about the content of this site.
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
Are you seeking counselling or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) in Glasgow City Centre that offers a flexible service?
If so, it may be helpful for you to know that I offer appointments after 5 p.m;, Monday - Friday.
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 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.
Counsellor in Central Glasgow.
e-mail [email protected]