At Paisley Counselling, we provide a caring, supportive, confidential, and non-judgmental environment where you will be listened to, heard, respected, and valued. The relationship you develop with your counsellor is foundational to how much benefit you will get from counselling.

Initial session

During your initial session, you will discuss the challenges you are facing and your aims for counselling.

Associate counsellors

Our experienced Associate Counsellors are fully qualified in a range of counselling models.

Working with trainee counsellors

We choose our postgraduate trainee counsellors very carefully, selecting mature people from high profile professional backgrounds who are studying on reputable courses.

You can be confident that if you are seen by a trainee counsellor, you will be seeing someone who is sufficiently trained and experienced to help you.

More information about the models we offer

The Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM)

This model was developed by Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed. a licensed psychologist, consultant, and international educator working in private practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

CRM is a trauma therapy model that employs brain-based physiological safety as the foundation for healing. This model is a resource based therapy which is very useful when processing trauma, as these resources enable the client to stay present as they remember without being flooded by negative emotions.

Bessel Van Der Kolk is a Boston based Dutch psychiatrist noted for his research around post-traumatic stress since the 1970s. In his book, “The Body Keeps The Score” he writes that a person cannot get better until “they feel what they feel and know what they know”.

Integrative Counselling

Integrative Counselling utilises techniques from a variety of modalities. Your counsellor will respond to your needs and circumstances, and use elements of different approaches to help you explore and cope with the challenges you are facing.

Person-centred Counselling

This approach is one of empathy and unconditional acceptance.

We will offer you a caring, supportive, non- judgemental space where you will feel heard, accepted, respected, and valued. This therapy was developed by Carl Rogers who believed that we have a remarkable capacity for self -healing and personal growth. Central to Carl Rogers Theory is the notion of self-concept; the perceptions and beliefs we have about ourselves. As we are all different and no-one else knows how we perceive our life, the person-centred counselling approach believes that the client is the expert on themselves.

The Psychodynamic approach

The Psychodynamic approach to counselling helps you to discover how past events (especially those from childhood) have impacted your view and responses to present situations.

With this model, we explore the roles of unconscious defence mechanisms. enabling us to look behind the masks that we portray to the world. We go on a journey of discovery with regards to relationships with ourselves and others, past and present.

Transactional Analysis (TA)

Transactional Analysis is a model of counselling based in the belief that our personalities are comprised of three key elements:

· Parent – rooted in the past and influenced by parental figures, our environments and society.

· Adult – present, ‘here and now’ responses.

· Child – rooted in the past and influenced by our learned responses from childhood.

TA prioritises the relationship between client and therapist with TA counsellors responsively integrating a variety of techniques to help clients work through challenges they are facing.

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