Karen Cleland Counselling CBT therapy in Glasgow and Motherwell

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CBT Therapy in Lanarkshire, Motherwell and Glasgow.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Karen NOW AVAILABLE in Glasgow city centre & Motherwell Lanarkshire!!

Are you struggling with life and want to make changes but you feel anxiety and panic at the thought of it? Are you feeling depressed and stuck? Do you have habits and routines that hold you back from what you want such as phobias and ocd? Would you like to learn life long tools that will help YOU to make changes to YOUR life? Then maybe Cognititve Behavioural Therapy (or CBT as its commonly known) can get you closer to where you want to be, by helping you to make sense of what is happening to you!


CBT is used to deal with many issues including:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Eating disorders

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Panic disorders

  • Phobias

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Relationship problems


    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a relatively short term, focussed psychotherapy that is an integration of two strands of psychology, Cognitive Therapy and Behavioural Therapy. CBT is a time limited and problem orientated therapy that is continually assessed throughout treatment and modified to suits your changing requirements. During the first CBT session I will ask you to fill out any relevant self-report forms that will assess your range of symptoms and problems and their severity. This is to gather as much information as possible so we can learn what problems you do (or don't) have and to what extent they impact your life.
    We will work together collaboratively to develop a plan for your therapy, which will help you to understand patterns in thoughts and behaviour, and how these may keep problems going. We will identify specific goals to work towards which can be modified as you continue your personal growth through therapy. CBT is a structured therapy and a flexible agenda will be set at the start of each session to ensure that the session time is used as efficiently as possible. Anything not covered within the allocated time can be picked up again at the next session if required.
    The agenda may include a review of the previous session, any self-help homework, one or two current problems, a review of what you have accomplished during the session and some self-help homework for the next session. The goal of CBT is to solve problems by understanding them and making ACTIVE changes towards them. You are viewed as the EXPERT in our therapeautic relationship because no one else knows better whats going on in your life than you do! So I can teach you (to be your own therapist) by identifying, evaluating and changing dysfunctional thinking patterns so that a therapeutic change in behaviour and mood can occur. Because you will be learning self-help techniques you have the opportunity to maintain any improvements made even after therapy has been completed.
    Due to the interactive role within CBT as a client you would expected to have an active role within the therapy session and to complete self-help homework in between sessions reinforcing what has been explored during the session. (If you were attending a gym and going to a personal trainer you would expect the trainer to provide you with guidance on what to do in between gym sessions, CBT works in a similar way.)What you learn in CBT therapy sessions is what you practise outwith the sessions on your own, so in a way you are investing in your future wellbeing! CBT is focussed in the present but respects the lessons learned in the past and how these early experiences can affect us today. So at times it may be useful to explore the source of your problems and learn how to change the way you think about them today.


    To assess suitability for CBT therapy I can arrange a FREE 20 min telephone consultation. This gives us a chance to explore if CBT counselling would be suitable for your needs and a chance to ask me any questions you have. We can also discuss whether you would prefer to meet in Glasgow or Lanarkshire if you decide you would like to proceed with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
    The cost per 55 minute CBT session is £45.00. If you are a student, retired or unemployed I offer a reduced fee of *£40.50 per 55 minute session.
    *Further information provided on my prices and working hours page.

    My name is Karen Cleland and I am a qualified CBT therapist providing cognitive behavioural therapy in Glasgow and Lanarkshire! I have been practising cognitive behavioural therapy as a counsellor in Glasgow City Centre and Shawlands since 2012. I also have access to a consultation room in Motherwell to provide cognitive behavioural therapy sessions in Lanarkshire. I work with individuals for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.I am committed to providing Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.

    My Professional Experience


  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety

  • Bereavement

  • Depression

  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

  • Phobias

  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

  • Traumatic Loss.

    I started to volunteer as a CBT therapist after completing my counselling skills certificate in PETAL support in 2010.(PETAL is an acronym for People Experiencing Trauma And Loss) PETAL offer support to friends and family affected by murder, culpable homicide and suicide. I continued to volunteer throughout my training and in 2013 I was offered sessional work which I still continue to do today! Being involved with the work that PETAL does continues to challenge me and enriches my learning experience. It never ceases to amaze me how strong people are to cope with the challenges that life brings at times. I support people along a small part of their life long journey and it is a privilege to work with them!

    LOCATIONS: CBT therapist in Glasgow city centre, Lanarkshire and Motherwell!!

    My consulting room in Glasgow City centre is on floor 4 the Connal building (Known as the Glasgow meeting rooms), 34 West George Street, Glasgow, G2- 1DA. It is within easy reach of Queen street station and has easy access to parking and public transport. 'To visit just click Glasgow Meeting Rooms to go straight to it!' (Various days and appointments available between 10am and 7pm depending on availability)

    My new consulting room in Volumize Hair & Beauty, 4 Brandon Parade East, Motherwell,ML1-1LY is easily accessible from Bus routes and a 5 minute walk from Motherwell train station. There is a large (up to 3 hours free) car park just behind the Salon and is close to the main shopping area. 'To visit just click Volumize Hair and Beauty to go straight to it!' (Appointments available for CBT on Tuesdays between 9.30 and 5pm and Wednesdays between 9.30 and 6pm depending on availability)

    Days and times that I work.....
    Tuesday between 10and 3pm, Wednesday and Thursday between 10am and 7pm* (*last appointment)
    Friday between 2pm and 7pm*

    "Change your thoughts and you change your world" (N.V Peale)

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