COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY

 

About this service:

I work with both adults and young people, using the Person-Centred approach to counselling and psychotherapy to support emotional and psychological change. This is a non-directive approach, which focuses on the client's inner world, emotions and experiences. Our practice is also informed by other techniques such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness.

How do I know counselling is right for me?

People all over the world seek counselling and support through therapy for many different reasons. It can feel very difficult taking the first step towards change, but finding the right counsellor can play a big part in helping your journey to feel more comfortable, understood and supported. Whatever you are struggling with in this moment it's important to know that you are not alone and that there are many options for support, no matter the challenge.

Counselling can help with many things, such as:

  • Abuse

  • Addictions

  • Anger management

  • Anxiety

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Bereavement

  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder

  • Bullying

  • Disabilities

  • Discrimination

  • Dementia

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorders

  • Family troubles

  • HIV/AIDS

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Loneliness

  • Low confidence or self-esteem

  • Pregnancy and birth

  • Relationship troubles

  • Seasonal Affect Disorder (SAD)

  • Self-harm

  • Separation and divorce

  • Sexuality

  • Spirituality

  • Stress

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Trauma

 

It is also important to know that many people also choose counselling as a space for self-exploration, to gain a better understanding of themselves or life circumstances, or simply as a space to work things through. 

If you would like to find out whether our services feel right for you, or if you have any questions about counselling, please feel free to get in touch.

Ways of working together:

We aim to make psychotherapy accessible to anybody, anywhere in the world. To do this, we use various secure online platforms to provide the service through:

  • Face-to-face 

  • Telephone 

  • Online (video call)

  • Online (typed real-time)

  • Email 

We offer a free initial 20-minute telephone consultation, if this is something you would like to do, as we understand it is important to get to know your counsellor before beginning work with them.

Fees:

Fees for counselling are as follows:

  • Face-to-face counselling                      -£45 

  • Telephone counselling                         -£45

  • Online (video call) counselling             -£45 

  • Online (typed real-time) counselling   -£35  (1hr 15 mins) ; £45 (1hr 30 mins)

  • Email counselling                                  -£35 

We request that payment be made via bank transfer ahead or at the end of each session.

 

For online, telephone and email counselling: As confidentiality is something we value very closely, we do ask that you identify a quiet space where we may carry out each session to preserve your confidentiality. 

How to arrange an appointment:

If you would like to arrange a session please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page, or feel free to get in touch using our contact information provided at the bottom of this page as well.

If you need immediate crisis support:

If you are in the Scotland and feel you may need urgent help or support, there are various organisations who provide support and information:

  • Samaritans (24hr helpline) - 116 123

  • Breathing Space (Monday - Thursday: 18:00pm - 2:00am & Friday - Monday: 18:00pm - 2:00am  - 0800 83 85 87

  • NHS 24 (24hr helpline) - 111

CONTACT US

Location:

Earls Road

Grangemouth

FK3 8UU

contact details:

email: merakicounselling@gmail.com

Phone: (+44) 7794 697 963

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