Glasgow and West Scotland Eating Disorders Service
your voice counts : recovery exists
We are qualified and/or accredited psychotherapists and clinicians with specialised clinical training in CBT and Existential Therapy/Counselling. We practice as Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists and Existential Therapists/Counsellors. We are experienced clinicians working in eating disorders, although we have lots of experience working with many other issues too, including depression, anxiety, body image, stress, self-esteem and much more.
We have undergraduate and postgraduate university degrees in Psychology and Psychological Research as well as in English. Our Director will be starting her Doctorate in Psychology in 2017. We have additional qualifications in other therapies such as Stress Management Therapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy, ACT, MIndfulnes as well as qualifications in training, clinical supervision, self-harm, suicide and much more!
We engage in regular Clinical Supervision (individual, group and peer supervision) and frequent Continuous Professional Development (CPD). Our therapists hold Professional Membership with various organisations, including COSCA, BABCP, BACP, UKCP, NMC, NHC and BPS They have their own Professional Indemnity Insurance, PVG/Disclosure Scotland Membership and are registered with ICO's Data Protection Scheme.
CBT is an evidence-based approach proven to work effectively in overcoming problems and challenging situations in the here and now.
CBT is recommended by The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (N.I.C.E.) as a treatment for anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, acute stress, PTSD, eating disorders and is helpful in the treatment of many other problems and conditions. The key basics of CBT therapy are:
Never give a negative thought an inch or it
will take a mile.
- Matshona Dhliwayo -
Integrative Therapy incorporates, for instance: general counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, person-centred approaches, behavioural activation, dialectical behavioural therapy, stress management, coaching, existential therapy, mindfulness, schema therapy, compassion focused therapy, and elements of other approaches.. The key basics of Integrative Therapy are:
This approach focuses on concepts that are universally applicable to human existence including death, freedom, responsibility and the meaning of life. Instead of regarding human experiences such as anxiety, alienation and depression as implying the presence of mental illness, it views these experiences as natural stages in a normal process of human development and maturation (Comer, 2016).
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