Online Therapy & Support

By Appointment Only - please get in touch to book appointments, meetings, viewings etc. as there is not always someone in the office.

Glasgow and West Scotland Eating Disorders Service

your voice counts : recovery exists

  Our Therapists

& Counsellors

We are qualified and/or accredited psychotherapists and clinicians with  clinical training in general counselling, CBT Psychotherapy and Stress Management Therapy. 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 as well as  qualifications in training, clinical supervision, self-harm, suicide and much more! We have also engaged in specialised training in Online Therapy to ensure we  have appropriate training and keep up-to-date with developments in this  increasingly popular mode of therapy.

We engage in regular Clinical Supervision (individual, group and peer supervision) and frequent Continuous  Professional Development (CPD). Our therapists and counsellors hold Professional Membership with various organisations, including COSCA, BABCP, The CBT'ers Club and The British Psychological Society. They have  Professional Indemnity Insurance, hold Membership with PVG/Disclosure Scotland  and   registered with ICO's Data Protection Scheme. 

It's never too late to be what what you

might have been.

- George Eliot -



What is Online Therapy?

PLEASE NOTE: we hope to  begin offering Online Therapy in Summer 2019. Online Therapy (or e-therapy) is a relatively new development in mental health and psychotherapy. The therapist  provides emotional and psychological support in real-time and therapy can be accessed in the comfort of your own home. The basic principles of Online Therapy are:

  • The   main difference between Online Therapy and face-to-face therapy is that therapy and support are online. The same  working agreements, confidentiality, privacy procedures, boundaries etc. involved in face-to-face therapy also apply to Online Therapy.
  • Online Therapy has many advantages, including: accessible to  those living in rural areas or who experience physical limitations;  convenient and can be accessed from home -  no travelling;   less expensive (no room hire or travelling costs to include);  and, for those with busy schedules, it can be easier to fit therapy into daily life.
  • Problems  and issues  addressed during Online Therapy can include: eating disorders; depression; low mood; anxiety; stress; relationship issues; work-related issues; bullying; and much more! It is also possible to access Online Guided Self-Help  if you are looking for a more structured approach.
  • It can offer  a sense of anonymity for those who feel that this is important when accessing therapy.
  • It can be long-term or short-term and depends on each individual client. We go at YOUR pace!
  • Sessions help you to 'become your own therapist', so you can deal with problems and difficulties even after appointments have ended.
  • It is private and confidential. We use a high quality platform that offers  a  safe and easy-to-use interface for arranging, paying for and ‘attending’ sessions.  If you have a computer, and are comfortable using the internet,  you will find using this service straightforward.   Online Therapy is conducted via text-based communication (i.e. communicating via typing, in real-time).

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