Shirlae Carruthers (pg dip; MBACP Accred)


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 I have helped many people who have felt anxious, depressed, have had relationship issues, have felt lost, suicidal or have been bereaved. Sometimes the person may not even know what the issue is, only that something doesn't feel right. There can be many different reasons why we can find ourselves not enjoying life the way we might want to. 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.

Realising you need some help can feel really difficult and it may even have taken you some time to get to that point. Taking the first step to see someone who could help you is a huge acheivement in itself. I am a passionate believer in the Person Centred Approach and the positive effects it can bring. Once you commit to the counselling process you are on the road to bringing about positive change. My job is to enable you to do that. 

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.

It's important that you feel you can 'work' with the counsellor you choose. To help you decide if I might be a good 'fit' for you, I'd be happy to have a free, no obligation chat 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  to arrange an initial appointment. 

I can offer weekday, Saturday morning and evening slots, subject to availability. 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 get in touch? What have you got to lose?



'the past is gone, the present is now, the future is yet to be written.......'



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