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Experienced Counsellor/Psychotherapist/Psychologist: Eating Disorders (Adults and Children) (part-time, Glasgow city centre, in-person appointments)   Please note this position may close at any time, therefore, early submission of your application is highly encouraged .   PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCE WORKING IN EATING DISORDERS/DISORDERED EATING AS THIS IS A SPECIALIST SERVICE.   Talking EDs: Glasgow and West Eating Disorders Support Service seek to recruit a suitable psychotherapist, counsellor or psychologist to join our friendly, supportive team of psychotherapists, counsellors, mental health practitioners and dieticians. We are recruiting for an Affiliate Specialist Psychotherapist/Counsellor: Eating Disorders (Adults and Children) to provide in-person therapy and counselling appointments at our offices in Glasgow city centre). We are looking for someone who can offer at least 5-6 appointment slots per week (although other work will be
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LOW-COST CBT, THERAPY AND COUNSELLING AVAILABLE IN GLASGOW CITY CENTRE My team are delighted to have a trainee/student CBT Therapist join the team to complete the last few months of his clinical qualification. Jamie graduates in summer 2021 and is looking for a few more clients who are interested in working with a trainee/student therapists for a low fee (the fee is merely to cover some of the costs and will be £20/session). Jamie can provide appointments on Wednesdays evenings at my offices in Glasgow city centre (West Regent Street). He will see clients across all 3 practices (Talking EDs; GADS and Citizen17) Jamie is supervised by two clinical supervisors (including me), engages in group supervision and is also monitored by his training college. If you or anyone you know might be interested in accessing low-cost CBT Therapy (organisations/businesses included), please feel free to get in touch with one the email addresses below for more information, to book an appointment or if you


Experienced Counsellor/Psychotherapist/Psychologist: Glasgow Anxiety and Depression Counselling Service (GADS) Please note this position may close at any time, therefore, early submission of your application is highly encouraged. The GADS team is growing and we are experiencing an increased demand for our services. We are looking to recruit another suitably qualified and experienced psychotherpist, counsellor, CBT therapist or psychologist to join the team to provide psychotherapy, counselling, support and therapy sessions to clients. This is based in our offices in Glasgow city centre (in-person appointments), although there is the opportunity to see see some clients online and at other times. This role is NOT suitable for newly qualified practitioners (1-3 years). We are looking for experienced practitioners. We are looking to see a minimum of 5-6 clients per week (although other work will be available here and at our other should you want extra clients ). We do all the adm

How do you deal with change?

  How do you deal with change? It's hard to make changes in life, isn't it? Even with the best intentions and motivation, making changes and improving life is difficult. Has it been like that for you? What's your experience of change? ''Change is bumpy. It's not a straight road, and sometime we have to take a slightly different path, turn more corners than we thought, stumble across a rocky road or stay and look around for a while. Change and recovery is a bit like the picture below.'' (Alexandra O'Brien, Citizen17). If you are looking to make changes, feel free to get in touch with us to access Integrative Therapy, Psychotherapy, CBT Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Counselling, Coaching, clinical hypnotherapy, SFBT and other one-to-one support. Check out our website for more information about what we can offer or feel free to get in touch via email for information or with any questions you may have. We have fully qualified and trainee therapists (

SELF-HELP ACTIVITY FOR YOU TO TRY: Reducing Worry and Anxiety with a ‘Worry Script’

SELF-HELP ACTIVITY FOR YOU TO TRY:  Reducing Worry and Anxiety with a ‘Worry Script’    Many people spend hours each day trying to avoid worrying about things that upset them. People distract themselves by watching TV, focusing on a new worry to avoid thinking about an old one, or even self-medicating with drinking, drugs, or over/under-eating. None of these things help reduce worrying. In fact, most people find that the harder they try and avoid the thoughts that make them anxious, the worse they get.   Trying to push something out of your mind is a little like trying to push a beach ball under water: it takes a lot of work to keep it down, and the minute you let it go, it pops right back up again. Rather than putting all of your energy into avoiding upsetting thoughts and images, you can instead face your fears, and writing worry scripts is one way to help you do this.  By writing a worry script about your biggest worry, you will be facing your negative thoughts and upsetting feel

A message for someone with depression

DEPRESSION AND LOW MOOD How are you feeling today? Really.... how are you today? Low mood? Desperate? Depressed? Can't get out of bed? Feeling life is on top of you? Some signs and symptoms of depression and low mood include: * Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness * Sleep problems (e.g. disturbed sleep, waking up early, wanting to sleep all the time, difficulties getting up etc.) * Feelings of guilt and/or shame * Changes in appetite (eating more or less than usual) * Feelings of anger or agitation * Using alcohol, drugs or smoking more * Withdrawing from family, friends, work, life * Problems concentrating or focusing * Loss of interest or motivation in things that used to interest you * Dread in facing the world * Self-harm * 'Dark' thoughts (e.g. ending your life, thoughts of death, not wanting to exist anymore, harming yourself etc.) * No energy or feeling tired or lethargic all the time Remember, some people will have all of these symptoms, some people with have s


GUILTY! Who experiences guilt? Most of us do, at some point in our lives. However, some experience it a lot, especially those experiencing eating disorders and disordered eating. ' I feel guilty eating more than the ED voice tells me to' or 'I feel guilty that I didn't do the chores even though I had a stomping headache' or' I felt guilty when I didn't exercise for exactly 1 hour'. And so the list goes on.... But what is guilt? The Cambridge Dictionary defines guilt as: 'a feeling of worry or unhappiness that you have because you have done something wrong, such as causing harm to another person'. Wiki also defines guilt as 'an emotional experience that occurs when a person believes or realises—accurately or not—that they have compromised their own standards of conduct or have violated universal moral standards and bear significant responsibility for that violation'. The important point we often apply guilt to things that we don't need