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Half Price Clinical Supervision Available (for your first 3 appointments)

Half Price Clinical Supervision Available   (for your first 3 appointments)    Looking for a new clinical supervisor for your therapy or counselling practice? If so, our qualified clinical supervisor and accredited psychotherapist can provide you with in-person or on-line supervision sessions. The supervisor is an Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (accredited) with a background in psychology and currently provides supervision to practitioners with a CBT, person-centred and integrative background. Current supervisees include accredited, qualified and student/trainee therapists.   The supervisor is also an accredited COSCA trainer and so can provide supervision for clinical work (clients); to other supervisors; and to traines also requiring supervision for their training practice. Offer: 1/2 price supervision appointments for your first 3 appointments (£25/session instead of £50). Interested or want more information? Get in touch here: E: W:

#FridayFacts: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

# FridayFacts    This week's #FridayFacts focus on OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. There are lots of myths and stereotypes surrounding OCD and, unfortunately, this can stop people seeking help and support for their OCD symptoms.    OCD is a form of anxiety and can be very debilitating and affect the quality of life of the people experiencing it. There are also various forms of OCD, including 'Pure O' and it's important to remember that everyone's symptoms are different and can be unique to them. There's no 'right' or 'wrong' way to experience OCD.    Please do feel free to get in touch with GADS if you are looking for some help or support with improving your OCD. We are here to listen and support and can provide in-person appointments in Glasgow city centre and online appointments to anyone in the UK.    Here's our contact details:   E: W: Best wishes, Glasgow


WHAT IS TRAUMA? 'Trauma is the response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event that overwhelms an individual’s ability to cope, causes feelings of helplessness, diminishes their sense of self and their ability to feel the full range of emotions and experiences' (Karen Onderko).   Emotional and psychological trauma can result from a single event/incident or multiple events/incidents that cause a huge amount of stress in the body and that may compromise our sense of safety or security. People often think it's only the 'big things' or really 'serious' incidents that cause trauma, however, that's not true. We often experience what we call small 't's' that, if they have specific meaning/significance to us, or occur alongside an accummulation of other small 't's', can result in a traumatic experience.   It's really important to dispel this myth because many people don't seek support because they think or feel that the '

The Anxiety Monster

The anxiety monster is small enough to sit on its victim's shoulder.... If you identify with the rest of the description below, why not get in touch and find out how we can support you. Q: Do you want to reduce anxiety or learn how to manage it more effectively? Q: Want to learn some tools and strategies that will help you stamp on that anxiety once and for all? Q: Want to feel calmer and more relaxed? Q: Want to not feel you are missing out so much? Q: Want to improve your quality of life? If you answer 'yes' to some or all of these questions, get in touch and start getting some support. The therapists and counsellors here at GADS are warm, friendly, experienced, understanding and will walk alongside you, supporting you all the way to start decreasing anxiety, stress and worry. We have therapists and counsellors who can provide in-person appointments at our offices in Glasgow city centre or online, via Zoom (we have therapists in Scotland and England for online appointmen

I have a best friend who I hate

I have a best friend who I hate... Many of the people we work with in therapy, counselling, CBT, groups, training and other capacities express how they have an almost love-hate relationship with food and eating. This can apply to any of the different forms of eating disorder/disordered eating that we see. Such a relationship causes so much distress and discomfort, not to mention the physical and often financial consequences that difficult relationships with food cause. Having such a 'best friend' also impacts on your social life and, for some, their work and education. How many lost opportunities, unfulfilled dreams and unmet needs have we witnessed and heard about over the years of working in this field? Too many to count. And all because of a 'best friend' who is really a destructive , critical bully who seeks only to harm and destroy us, not comfort. Sound harsh? Well, yes, it is. Because that's how eating disorders operate. It's when clients start seeing thi