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JANE DALLAS ROSS

Jane  is an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor, BACP accredited, with over 25 years of experience. She works with all issues including: anxiety and depression, bereavement, work related stress as well as being a specialist practitioner with trauma and abuse. She trained, in the 1980’s, as a body psychotherapist, recognising that our bodies hold memories; hold our story.  Body psychotherapy is a holistic therapy which approaches human beings as united bodymind, and offers embodied relationship as its central therapeutic stance. Every trauma, shock, difficulty in life, every unexpressed joy is embodied.

Jane is taking on clients for short term therapy work only at the moment.

 Jane’s  original training, and therapy, was in Post Reichian Psychotherapy.  Later she experienced the effectiveness of Bio-energetics (Alexander Lowen) and incorporated this into her work.  Building on this basis she has integrated ways of working from other theoretical models including Gestalt, CBT and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. More recently she has trained in Somatic Trauma Therapy with Babette Rothschild, in EMDR (parts 1 and 2) and in the Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) with Lisa Schwartz.

 In 2003 she went on the first of many Mindfulness retreats with Zen Master, and Mindfulness Teacher, Thich Nhat Hahn.  Since this time she has aspired to live a Mindful life: living with awareness and with compassion. She knows that this will be a lifelong journey.  She has also trained in Mindfulness with the NHS and The Mindfulness Association. Whilst mindfulness and compassion are integral to all her work some people come to her specifically to learn about mindfulness or to use this as the key approach in their therapy. She teaches  8 week Mindfulness Courses, and has done so within the NHS, in Glasgow shipyards and in other locations. Upcoming courses open to all are advertised on her website www.chooseself.com and also at www.ksdglasgow.org.uk

She has worked in voluntary and statutory settings supporting people with a whole range of mental health problems -for 10 years in a specialist NHS service providing psychotherapy and group work for both women and men who had experienced Child Sexual Abuse.

MARGARET FINNERTY

Margaret is a Senior Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with BABCP and an Accredited EMDR Consultant with EMDR UK & Ireland. She graduated from the Centre of Therapy in Glasgow in 1999, having completed a Diploma in Counselling and Group work.  Her training was primarily in CBT and she uses a wide range of approaches within her practice believing it is crucial to use the appropriate type of intervention for each individual client’s needs.

She has continued to develop her skills and expertise with additional training over the years, including Compassion Focused Therapy,EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Ego-state Therapy seeing these additional skills as crucial to her work with traumatised clients. She recognises the importance of working with body sensations as well as cognitions and behaviour  in effective trauma work,  helping to release the body of traumatic experiences.

She has extensive experience in working with a range of difficulties; including depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss, work related stress, PTSD and trauma. 

She is a trained Supervisor and provides supervision to other therapists and trainee therapists. She is also an Accredited Welfare Officer with the Institute of Welfare having first begun her  journey into the field of providing support and counselling as a Staff Welfare Officer.    

Tel No: 07989 447839             Email: mfinnerty@ntlworld.com

MARY JOHNSTONE SNEDDON

Mary is a BACP Accredited Counsellor and an EMDR (UK & Ireland) Accredited Practitioner. She has a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, a Post Graduate Certificate for Counselling Children and Young People, a Post Graduate Certificate in Person Centred Supervision, has trained in Brainspotting, Somatic Trauma Therapy and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and the Comprehensive Resource Model of Trauma Therapy.

After leaving her previous career,  she trained to become a counsellor in the 1990’s.  Her initial counselling training favoured  'the therapeutic relationship’ and then her interest took her into training and working with trauma.  She has spent the last 10 years developing her private practice in Fife, Edinburgh and Glasgow, offering long and short term counselling . She is currently working with an array of different issues including trauma, stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, phobias, physical and  sexual abuse.

She aims to offer a safe place, where you are in charge of what you share and what it is you need support with; a place that values your life experiences and wisdom and with no investment on her behalf, about what you should or should not do.

Her experience of working with people has taught her that the drip, drip effect of smaller traumas can over time add up to post traumatic stress, just as a major traumatic event can. Experience has shown her that  when someone just needs to stop feeling so physically and emotionally overwhelmed working with a Counsellor can help. She aims to work with your knowledge of yourself and her training, at your pace and with greatest respect for the skills that have helped you to survive your story so far, believing that together it is possible to learn what brings you relief from how you are feeling physically and emotionally.   

Mary often has her two dogs with her. Many people find their presence helpful and soothing during trauma work. If this would be a problem for you please let us know.

EMAIL: counsellingwithmary@yahoo.co.uk

AILEEN FERGUSON

Aileen is grounded in the Person Centred approach to therapy and draws on a number of other influences including hypnosis, mindfulness, EMDR, Somatic Trauma Therapy, Brainspotting, CRM, ecopsychology, phototherapy, solution focused therapy and compassion focused therapy. She is BACP accredited, has done a post graduate diploma in mindfulness and is a trainer of mindfulness, and has a certificate in Person Centred supervision. For further information see Aileen’s website www.aileenferguson.com

Breda Cunniffe

Breda achieved her Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in 2009 at the Centre of Therapy in Glasgow, becoming accredited with BABCP in 2013.  With clinics in both Paisley and Glasgow, she has extensive clinical experience working with Anxiety, Depression, Work related stress, Bereavement/Loss, Body Dysmorphia,  OCD, Addictions, Low Self Esteem,  Relationship issues,  Trauma and Dissociative disorder. 

She has trained in Compassion Focussed CBT, and in the practice of Mindfulness.  Recent training has included Sensorimotor  and  Ego States therapy in the treatment of trauma.   Email: bre.cunniffe@gmail.com    

DOREEN GAFFNEY

Doreen is a BABCP accredited CBT practioner and an Accredited EMDR Practitioner. She also uses CRM and compassion focused therapy.

Linda McArthur Roy

Linda is a BABCP accredited CBT practitioner and uses an integrative approach tailoring therapy for clients using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR and other influences such as ERP (Exposure Response Prevention) and Compassion Focus. 
For further information see Linda’s website http://mcarthurcounselling.com

JEREMY STIRLING

Dr Jeremy Stirling, MB ChB (Leeds), MRCPsych, has been a Consultant Psychiatrist since 1998.  He is on the GMC specialist register for both general and substance misuse psychiatry.  He worked for 30 years within NHS services particularly providing care for those with mental illness and addictions.  He has extensive experience in working with a range of difficulties including PTSD, depression and anxiety.  He trained in EMDR in 2003, sensorimotor psychotherapy in 2009, brainspotting in 2012 and QEEG guided neurofeedback in 2014.   He utilises all of these approaches in his work with clients.  He has a particular interest in the traumatic experience of concussion and has worked for several years with athletes who are at risk of these.