Getting started with our services is easy! Follow the steps below or feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, need any more information or need to check out something with us. We are here to help! Even if you are not sure what type of therapy or support you want or need, don't worry - we will discuss this via email, online or in-person at the Assessment Session.
Please note: we generally only work with over 16s. However, we have a couple of therapists who can work with 12-16 years, so if this is required, please get in touch and we can assess whether thay have availability for under 16s. We do recommend, however, that you engage the services of a specialist child psychotherapist or counsellor if you are looking for support for someone under 16 years old
You can be assured that you are in safe hands and your therapist will work at your pace and tailor therapy, as much as is possible, to how you like to work in therapy. There is no pressure: only support, empathy, understanding, encouragement and patience.
Please note that while we do refer clients onto our highly qualified Affiliate Psychotherapists and Counsellors, they are self-employed, independent practitioners who receive referrals from Talking EDs on a sessional basis. Nevertheless, you can get in touch with us at Talking EDs anytime about your therapist/counsellor, if you have any questions, need more information or wish to see another therapist/counsellor.
Please be assured that our Affiliates are all fully qualified, insured and experienced clinicianss who engage with high quality Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and attend regular clinical supervision. All Affiliates are selected using a strict application process (application form, references, competence assessment, evidence of skills/qualifications/experience etc.) and follow our high standards, guidelines, working agreements and confidentiality policies - so you know you are in safe hands! You will receive specific information about the therapist/counsellor who has been allocated to you when you enquire.
Please see the help and support we can provide to both individuals and groups in the 'Services and Support' section below. More information about our qualifications, therapists, counsellors and experience can be found in the 'About' section. If you are looking for Professional Services, such as membership clubs, clinical supervision, training, consultancy etc. please refer to the 'For Professionals & Organisations' section.
CBT is an evidence-based approach which has been proven to work effectively in overcoming problems and challenging situations in the here and now and in the past.
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is recommended by The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (N.I.C.E.) as a treatment for anxiety, depression, OCD, phobias, acute stress, PTSD, eating disorders and is very helpful in the treatment of many other problems/conditions. The key basics of CBT therapy are:
This approach allows you to discuss problems and difficult feelings in a safe, confidential environment. Counselling is a process people seek when they want to change something in their lives or explore their thoughts and feelings in more depth. The basics of humanistic/person-centred are:
SFBT is a goal-oriented, collaborative approach to psychotherapy and change that focuses on addressing what the client wants to achieve without exploring the past or history of their problem(s). Some of the basic key principles of SFBT are:
If you feel stressed out by modern life, you're not alone! Stress has major health consequences and diminishes our ability to enjoy life. Stress Management Therapy/Coaching is ideally suited to helping you cope with and reduce stress. Some of the basic key principles of Stress Management Therapy/Coching are:
Clinical Hypnotherapy uses advanced methods of hypnosis and other techniques to treat a variety of medical, physical and psychological problems. It can also be used to change unhelpful habits. Some of the basic key principles of Clinical Hypnotherapy are:
We provide various Personal Development and Self-Help Classes. These are open to anyone over 16 years old. Many Classes and Workshops focus on 'Psychoeducation' (more information in the Information Sheet below).
Single Session Therapy (SST) involves both the therapist and the client setting out with the purpose of helping the client in one session, knowing that more help is available. Therapy takes place one session at a time, and one appointment may be all that's needed. Some other points to note are:
Our established Support Groups started in Spring 2009 (Eating Disorder Support Groups) and have been very valuable to 100s of people from all over Scotland. We've seen many people 'recover' and make many changes in their lives. This is very inspiring and rewarding to witness.
We are now introducing some other Support Groups - Family and Friends Eating Disorder Support Group, Glasgow Women's Support Group and a Mindfulness Club. Click the 'Read More' button below more details below.
Guided Self-Help is a half-way option between 'traditional' therapy and self-help. This means that it’s a little less formal than psychotherapy or counselling.
Integrative Psychotherapy draws from various therapeutic approaches, allowing us to tailor therapy to each individual client as much as we can.
Integrative Psychotherapy incorporates elements, ideas and tools from, for instance: general counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, person-centred approaches, behavioural activation, dialectical behavioural therapy, stress management therapy, mindfulness, schema therapy, compassion focused therapy, solution focused brief therapy, acceptance and sommitment therapy, transactional analysis, existential psychotherapy, psychology, lifestyle coaching and elements of other approaches. The key basics of Integrative Psychotherapy are:
Existential and Exploratory Therapy often centres on you rather than on the symptoms you are experiencing. This form of therapy and counselling highlights your capacity to make rational choices and to develop you to your maximum potential. The basics of Existential and Exploratory Therapy are:
Systemic Therapy seeks to address people not only on an individual leve; it focuses on the experience of you in relationships, your interactions within groups and your interactional patterns and dynamics. Some of the basic key principles of Systemic Therapy are:
The Rewind Trauma Therapy Technique is an internationally recognised treatment for phobias, trauma, PTSD and anxiety. It is a short-term therapy offered across 1-3 intensive sessions. Some other points to note are:
There are often lots of myths and stereotypes surrounding this type of therapy and counselling and what it involves. Some of the basic key principles of Couples Counselling and Relationship Therapy are:
Coaching aims to empower you to make, meet and exceed personal and professional goals including: accomplishing work targets; becoming happy and fulfilled at home; exploring self and the world; achieving ambitions; and much more. Coaching:
Therapy (or e-therapy) is a relatively new development in mental health and psychotherapy. Therapists provide emotional and psychological support in real-time (via the audio videoconferencing platform, Zoom) and therapy can be accessed in the comfort of your home. We can also provide Email Therapy and Counselling. The basic principles are:
Group Therapy is a type of psychological therapy that takes place within a group of people rather than one-on-one with just one other person (i.e. the therapist). COMING SOON - GET IN TOUCH IF YOU ARE INTERSTED!
Group Therapy and one-to-one therapy are alike in many ways and have similar aims. However, during Group Therapy, therapists make use of group dynamics to achieve these aims in a different way. Here's more details about Group Therapy:
We hope to start offering this at some point 2022 and will update the Price List when this becomes available.