Shirlae Carruthers (pg dip; MBACP Accred)


I’ve worked as a Person Centred/Integrative Counsellor for many years now. This approach offers an accepting, supportive relationship which gives space to be heard without judgement. It also means that as well as listening to what you share, I may also gently nudge you along to help you delve a bit deeper and understand more about yourself to help get you back on track. You already have the answers within, it's my job to help you find them. 

It takes time to unpick how we've gotten to where we are, but it can be incredibly liberating when we find ourselves in a place that feels more comfortable. Where we have learned more about ourselves and have found ways to manage things better.  

I’ve counselled many people of all ages, genders, cultural backgrounds and professions who have brought with them a wide range of issues. Some have struggled with stress, relationship issues, self-esteem, anxiety, depression- lots of different things- that can potentially impact all of us. No matter who you are or what you've been through, counselling can help.

To tell you more about me, I graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2014 in Person Centered/Experiential Therapy before which I undertook an HNC at Edinburgh College where I qualified in Integrative Therapy. I started seeing clients in 2013 as part of my training whilst at University and went on to work for various charities including ‘Hear for You’ in Lanark, CCHDP in Carluke and FDAMH in Falkirk. I have also worked for several EAP companies. 

In terms of training experience I helped deliver the HND in Counselling at Glasgow Clyde College; designed and delivered a bespoke training course for SAMH and have delivered the ‘Introduction to Counselling’ course to both Unison and Quarriers.

I am an Accredited member of BACP and a fully qualified counselling supervisor. Currently I work from my home based private practice in South Lanarkshire where I see clients both face to face and by Zoom video link. I charge £60 per session.

My first narrative non-fiction book, is now on sale. Titled 'Dragonfly', it covers the themes of loss, grief and spiritual connection. Retailers can be found on the Links tab.

If you would like to get in touch and see if I might be the right person to help you, please drop me an email and we can take it from there. 


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