Person Centred Counsellor: Shirlae Carruthers (pg dip; MBACP Accred)


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 We can face many difficulties in our lives. It may be you're feeling anxious, depressed, have relationship issues, are feeling lost, suicidal or have been bereaved. Or, you may not even know what the issue is, only that something doesn't feel right. Whatever's going on for you, it can be hugely beneficial to find a counsellor who will be there to listen in a non judgemental way.

My name is Shirlae Carruthers and I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor and Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer face to face counselling in two locations: Morningside, South Edinburgh and Carluke, South Lanarkshire. The rooms I use in both places are comfortable and private with good transport links and parking nearby. I am also a qualified Counselling Supervisor and work part time as a tutor with Glasgow Clyde College. I have experience working as a counsellor with FDAMH, Falkirk's Mental Health Charity; CCHDP in Carluke and Hear for You in Lanark as well as offering 'Brief Therapy' for 'Employee Assistance Programmes'. I have helped train SAMH and Unison staff in counselling techniques as well as being involved in working with students on the HND in counselling at GCC Anniesland campus.

Taking the first step to meet with a counsellor can feel daunting. However, people often tell me once they do manage to get themselves there, it can feel like one of the best decision they've ever made.Counselling can change lives. I am a passionate believer in the Person Centred Approach and feel a great sense of joy when I witness change occur in the people I work with. All you have to do is decide you want change to happen in your life and engage with the process. My job is to enable you to do that. 

It can be difficult to know who to choose when looking for a counsellor, so if you need help deciding if I'm the right one for you, I'd be happy to have a free, no obligation chat with you over the phone to help you make your decision. Alternatively, you can contact me by email or text if you want to find out more or arrange an appointment. 

I have day, and some evening slots, available. There are no limits to the number of sessions you may have, you can have as many or as few as you wish. Some people may benefit from six sessions, others may need more than that, and some people may need less.It's unique to each person and there is no pressure to continue once you feel it's time to stop.You can also choose how often you wish to come along. You may want a weekly, fortnightly or even monthly appointment. I charge £50.00 for each fifty minute session. Concessions may be available depending on circumstances.. 

So, if you are finding things difficult just now, and feel you might benefit from counselling, why not give me a call, text me or drop me an email?



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