Karen Cleland CounsellingCBT therapy in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire

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CBT Therapy in Lanarkshire, Hamilton.

Karen Cleland BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

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During the current lockdown and to keep in line with Government guidelines all my CBT sessions will be offered by Phone or Online via a secure videocall platform until further notice.

Are you struggling with life and want to make changes but you feel anxiety and panic at the thought of it? Are you struggling with symptoms of depression and feeling 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 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!

With a free consultation over phone or videocall and session prices starting from only *£45.00 per session you have nothing to lose by getting in touch to discuss things further with me!

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CBT Therapy in Lanarkshire, Hamilton.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Lanarkshire with Karen Cleland BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in Hamilton !! I offer a FREE no obligation 20 minute phone or videocall consultation to discuss how CBT therapy may help you to make changes and work towards achieving your goals!

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CBT Therapist in South Lanarkshire, Hamilton.

My name is Karen Cleland and I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist providing CBT therapy via the Phone and Online in Hamilton Glasgow! I am a counsellor member of COSCA and an accredited member of the BABCP. I have been practising cognitive behavioural therapy counselling since 2012. I offer Phone and Online CBT sessions via a secure video platform and 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 while trying to make the process of change as manageable and engaging as possible. As well as running my own private practice I'm also a sessional worker providing CBT counselling for Talk Now. This charity supports people affected by Domestic and Childhood Sexual abuse and I feel very privileged to be able to work alongside them. 'To visit click TalkNow to go straight to it'

My Professional Experience


  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety

  • Bereavement

  • Childhood Sexual abuse

  • Depression

  • GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder)

  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

  • Panic

  • 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 delivery of CBT techniques:

    I am a creative person and I really enjoy the opportunity to work with my clients and creating a personal treatment plan that suits each persons needs. I do this in a variety of ways and in true CBT style its all about the knowledge (so what's going on?) and behaviour change (what you want to do or stop doing!).

    When working with anxiety presentations to help people manage their symptoms I try to make the counselling process as simple and engaging as possible. The last thing anyone needs (particularly if you are already struggling with anxiety!) is more worry so its about breaking the difficulty down into smaller manageable chunks to make it easier to work with (Easier said than done but that's where my support comes in!) Anxiety drags you into the future with all the "What if's" and I will help to teach you to manage your anxiety symptoms so you can be more in the moment....because in reality the present moment is where all the action is!

    When working with depression symptoms for me its all about engaging with you and to help you motivate yourself. We will explore what is keeping you stuck and how you can help yourself by connecting to things interest that you. If you think about it you have already made the first step by reading this and by considering therapy as an option! Remember I offer a FREE 20 min phone consultation so if you have any questions email me or to book a FREE phone consultation or an online CBT counselling appointment leave me a voicemail!

    When working with Panic and phobias I try to be creative with the techniques I teach my clients. I will help you learn how to manage your symptoms so the fear is no longer controlling you and you take some control back. I use a combination of Imagery and practical methods to help you manage what you fear, which will help you feel more empowered. As CBT tools can be used as and when required once you have your 'CBT tool box' its yours to use whenever you need it!

    I have years of experience working with Trauma and PTSD symptoms caused by various things (such as car accidents, abuse, assault to name a few) My main priority working with trauma symptoms is to make you feel safe (as most people affected by trauma feel unsafe most of the time) and to teach you how to manage your trauma symptoms. Once this is achieved we will discuss how you want to process the trauma and reframing it so you can recover from what happened to you.

    When working with anger management we will explore together what the triggers are for your anger and what is keeping it going. This is important as in my experience working with it anger is framed as a 'negative' emotion, whereas if its reframed as a being a message that 'something isn't quite right' this can lead to a reframe of situations where anger may feel out of control. Again its all about the knowledge of what your own beliefs are as this metaphorically will be fuel to the fire of anger!

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    To assess suitability for CBT therapy I can arrange a FREE 20 min telephone or videocall 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.

    For my current prices further information provided on my prices and working hours page. *Prices start from £45.00 per session*

    LOCATIONS CBT Therapist in South Lanarkshire, Hamilton.

    If you prefer to participate in CBT therapy from the comfort of your own home I provide CBT therapy via phone call or videocall which is a encrypted and secure online platform.

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    Days and times that I work.....

    (*last appointment)

  • Friday - appointments available 10am and 11am*
  • Saturday/ Sunday- Appointments may available on request

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    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 what's 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 out with 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.