Services

This page contains some information on the types of work and formats I offer via SKYPE, which break down into four main categories:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Counselling
  • Personal Development
  • Consultation, Analysis and Assessment

Below are also listed some of the difficulties, diagnoses or themes people have brought to me over the past 20 years.  It is by no means an exhaustive list and you should contact me if you have specific needs or difficulties not listed here.

Formats

  • 60 and 90 minute sessions (versus the conventional ’50 minute hour’)
  • Face-to-face
  • Online from anywhere in the world via Video (Skype-icon.png Skype), Chat, Email or Telephone
  • Out of Hours appointments

Modalities

  • Individuals (adults and teenagers), Couples, Family and Group Psychotherapy
  • Comprehensive Psychosocial Assessments
  • Support Planning
  • Thematic Groups
  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution
  • Consultation, Analysis and Assessment: for families, groups, business and professional
5 stars

“Stephen provides a unique service in psychotherapy with in-depth work that you might not get elsewhere. He really opens your mind to new ways of thinking and dealing with the stresses of everyday life and past trauma. I appreciate his honesty and patience. I also love that he teaches meditation which is something I have been interested in for years but never got around to learning. It was great to have a session purely about meditation and I’m sure I will be back for more. Thank you again!”

~ testimonial by N.K. (Online and in-Person Therapy)

Orientation

  • Existential Analysis and Psychotherapy
  • Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling

Summary of Service

  • An analytical and experiential psychotherapy and counselling practice that can address most psychological, emotional and relationship difficulties
  • A depth approach to psychotherapy: non-pathologising, hermeneutic, somatic, transpersonal
  • Goodwill Policy: full refund if you are not satisfied with the quality of support you receive in any psychotherapy session you attend

Psychotherapy and Counselling Features

  • Reduced cost introductory meeting
  • Committment-related reduced fees with weekly attendance and Therapy Cards
  • Time-limited or open-ended work
  • Online resources
  • Psychosocial assessments and therapeutic support planning as standard
  • Written assessment and problem formulation summaries available
  • Therapeutic use of art and writing possible
  • Yoga, meditation, Yoga Nidra, guided relaxation, body awareness, grounding and other therapeutic tools available in therapy sessions as standard

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General issues people have brought to therapy

This is not an exhaustive list and a description of your particular needs may not be listed here.  Please enquire if in doubt.

Self:

  • low self-esteem, poor self-image
  • insecurity, lack of identity, unstable sense of self
  • lack of confidence, assertiveness or direction
  • loneliness, social isolation, feeling ‘disconnected’, ‘not fitting in’
  • outsiders, non-conformists, unique, shy, highly sensitive or solitary individuals
  • dissociation, derealisation/ depersonalisation
  • deliberate self-harm, self-loathing
  • addressing the underlying causes of eating disorders and addictions
  • lack of support in life, not coping
  • depression, unhappiness in life, lack of meaning (including post-retirement and bereavement)
  • dreams, nightmares
  • coming to terms with who you are and your ‘shadow side’
  • psychiatric diagnostic labels – please enquire
5 stars

Services I’ve had the honor of receiving from Stephen include psychotherapy, counselling, life skills, crisis intervention, supplementary support, career development, personal development, and psycho-education. Psychotherapy, Counselling and Personal Development Glasgow with Stephen is the Oxford or gold standard of the profession. To say Stephen changed my life would be an understatement. Because the truth is, before working with Stephen, I had never actually felt safe enough to truly experience living. Thank you so much Stephen for everything.

~ review by Shanique (Online Therapy and Supplementary Support)

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Past:

  • a troubled or abusive past or present
  • Traumatic events (loss, all forms of abuse, rape) 
  • Post Traumatic Stress (associated with PTSD and c-PTSD, DD, DID for example)
  • childhood- and family-related difficulties
  • living with regrets, tragedy or loss

Anxiety and Emotions:

  • worry, habits, guilt
  • stress and panic attacks
  • fears and phobias
  • general anxiety and trauma-related anxiety
  • being easily overstimulated or overwhelmed
  • difficulty coping with emotions
  • guilt, shame, embarassment, vulnerability and other difficult feelings

Relationships:

All problems, including:

  • workplace, family, partner, social group problems
  • healing before looking for another relationship
  • difficulties with intimacy, openness, expressing oneself
  • coping with a relationship ending
  • controlling behaviour
  • mediation between separated or conflicted partners and family members
  • surviving an exploitative/ abusive relationship (including narcissistic or sociopathic exploitation; sexual, emotional, financial and other forms of abuse)
  • surviving child abuse
  • domestic violence (both sides)
  • anger, rage, violence and passive-aggression
  • bereavement, grief and loss
  • Relationship Skills: develop and improve social skills, empathy, confidence, authenticity and self-protection when engaging with others
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Personal Development

  • Life Coaching and Life Assessment
  • Personal authenticity development
  • 12 week Modules (see main menu)
  • Present-centred awareness development (a wide variety of practices available)
  • Grounding: Relaxation, Stress and Anxiety management
  • Spirituality: Developing an Existential Practice
  • Individual yoga tuition and other body work
  • Meditation tuition (Mindfulness, Zen, Yoga etc)
  • Emotional and body awareness development
  • Non-Violent Communication Skills

Workplace, Business and Professional

  • Consultation work:
    • Confidential Analysis and Assessment of the staff group, workplace and business practices
    • Written analysis and reports
    • Mediation and conflict resolution
    • Improving the workplace, customer relations and business with personal authenticity
  • Preventing and managing bullying, harassment, exploitation, mistreatment in the workplace
  • Support and strategies for dealing with exploitation, discrimination, bullying and harassment (general, sexual, narcissistic etc)
  • Domestic and workplace stress and abuse dynamics: how to recognise and change them
    Support and recovery for whistleblowers and others stigmatised for telling the truth
  • Non-Violent Communication Skills

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Psycho-educational Content

  • Which therapy?  The main types of psychotherapy and counselling people offer and how these approaches work.  How to know who and what is right for you.
  • Changing the relationship you have with your own mind with meditation and yoga (e.g. anxiety, depression, OCD etc)
  • Anxiety, grounding and learning to breathe
  • Living with chronic pain
  • Learning Non-Violent Communication
  • Psychosocial support for helpers and carers
  • How to help others help themselves
  • Personal Authenticity: the courage to be
  • ‘Burn out’: prevention and recovery
  • Challenges, pressures and support strategies for students and young adults
  • How to start addressing traumatic experiences in a safe way
  • Survive and thrive as a non-conformist/ minority/ outsider
  • Getting help with mental health whilst limiting the risk of stigmatisation

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