Donald Ashburn Counselling

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Donald Ashburn

Counsellor. PG Dip (MBACP) BSc (Hons).

Thank you for taking the time to look through my Site.   I'm based on the Southside of Glasgow where I work from my purpose-designed counselling room in my home.  Coming into counselling, or even exploring the possibility, can be a very daunting prospect and from our first contact I will help to put you at your ease. 

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I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, which means our work together will be treated in the strictest of confidence.  The logo below shows my unique BACP registration number.  All of my qualifications are available for you to see when you visit me at my practice.  I am a certificated member of the Disclosure Scotland 'Protection of Vulnerable Groups' (PVG) scheme. 

I am motivated by a lifelong curiosity in people and their capacity to develop.  Carl Rogers, the founder of Person-centred counselling, had a belief in the innate ability of a person to grow.  Sometimes in our lives we can experience feelings of sadness, anxiety or any number of other emotions that can cause us to feel 'stuck', and this is where the power of counselling can help.  Person-centred counselling places great emphasis on the relationship between counsellor and client and believes this to be the most important factor in helping clients to move on in their lives.  During our time together I will offer you a genuine, non-judgemental listening relationship in order for you to explore difficult and painful feelings, emotions and real world issues. 

My practice includes working with many personal issues, including depression, anxiety, loss through bereavement, relationship difficulties, sexual issues and working with feelings around anger and violence.  I also have a lot of experience of working with clients who are feeling suicidal, or having suicidal thoughts.  If I could be said to have a speciality it would be working with addictions.  I work part-time as a therapist in one of the most successful and prestigious rehabilitation hospitals in Europe and have also worked in an alcohol awareness project in the north east of Glasgow.  I am also a counselling lecturer at Glasgow Clyde College, which I enjoy very much. 

If you click on my 'What to Expect' page there is information on what will happen when you first contact me, what I charge and how it might be for you when you come for your first appointment.

Qualifications

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (University of Strathclyde)
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling (University of Strathclyde)
  • BSc (Hons 1st Class) Environmental Science (University of Dundee)

My Blog Page is regularly updated with topical and hopefully interesting features on counselling and related issues. 

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Please see my 'Counselling Issues' page for further information on these and other difficulties you may be experiencing.  This page is a recent addition so is still very much a 'work in progress'.