Karen Cleland Counselling CBT therapy in Glasgow and Hamilton

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CBT Therapy in Lanarkshire, Hamilton.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Lanarkshire with Karen Cleland CBT therapist (CMCOSCA) in Hamilton !! I also offer a FREE no obligation 20 minute phone consultation so you have nothing to lose by getting in touch!

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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 attending CBT Therapy in Hamilton with me can get you closer to where you want to be, by helping you to make sense of what is happening to you!

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CBT Therapy in Lanarkshire, Hamilton and Glasgow.

My name is Karen Cleland and I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist providing CBT therapy in Hamilton Glasgow! I am a counsellor member of COSCA and a member of the BABCP. I have been practising cognitive behavioural therapy as a counsellor in Lanarkshire since 2012. I have an office in Hamilton 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

  • Childhood Sexual abuse

  • Depression

  • GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder)

  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

  • Phobias

  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

  • Traumatic Loss.

  • Trauma (I am a trained Rewind Therapist and I am registered on the IARTT (International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy)practitioners list. 'To visit click IARTT to go straight to it'

    My Clinical Experience
    I started to volunteer doing CBT therapy in Hamilton 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. Being involved with the work challenged me and enriched my learning experience. It never ceases to amaze me how strong people are to cope with the challenges that life brings at times and it was a privilege to work with them until I left in 2018.

    As well as running my own private practice I'm also sessional work for Talk Now who are a charity that support people affected by Childhood sexual abuse. I started working there in June 2017 and I really enjoy working there because of the people I get to meet. They are an inspiration and I feel very privileged to be able to work alongside them. 'To visit click TalkNow to go straight to it'

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    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

    BLOG- Over the last few weeks I have been researching the impact of Anxiety on performance within work and social settings. Interestingly Anxiety seems to get a bad reputation as being detrimental to performance, especially when excessive amounts are present, but actually having a manageable level of Anxiety can be useful for enhancing performance. For example if you had no anxiety about doing a presentation you may not prepare well or at all for it which could impact on the quality of your performance. On the other hand too much Anxiety may cause a lot of stress in the lead up to the presentation and impact on how much you prepare (Doing it for hours or possibly procrastinating even starting it!). Having a level of Anxiety also indicates that something is important to you, and remember you get the same feelings in your body (racing heart, shaking, butterflies in stomach) with excitement as you do with Anxiety...its the perspective that's different!


    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.

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    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 when you would like to proceed with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
    The cost per 55 minute CBT session is £50.00. If you are a student, retired or unemployed I offer a reduced fee of *£45.00 per 55 minute session.
    *Further information provided on my prices and working hours page.

    LOCATIONS CBT Therapy in Lanarkshire, Hamilton and Glasgow.

    My office address is 18 Haddow Street ML3-7HX. It is a few minutes walk from Hamilton central train station and is on a main bus route. There is parking available near the office which is pay and display between 9am and 6pm (free parking is available outwith these times). Additional parking is a few minutes walk away within 2 multistory carparks and near the main shopping centre in Hamilton. (Various days and appointments are available depending on availability).

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    Days and times that I work.....

    (*last appointment)
    Monday- appointment's available 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 7pm*
    Tuesday- appointments available 10am. 11.30am and 1pm*
    Wednesday - Unavailable due to training.
    Thursday - appointments available 10am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm, 4pm, 5.30pm and 7pm* (Maximum 4 appointments on a clinical day depending on availability)
    Friday - appointments available 5.30pm and 7pm*
    Saturday- Appointment available at 1.30pm*