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20th June 2018 
Home. Scott Robinson

CBT and EMDR Therapist in Central Glasgow

My name is Scott Robinson and I am a practicing Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in Glasgow. I am qualified to MSc level from Stirling and Dundee universities in Psychological Therapy in Primary Care. I work within the NHS as a Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology, which is a role that is accredited by the British Psychology Society. I also practice as an EMDR therapist. I am committed to providing therapy in a safe, confidential and caring environment. As well as CBT I also work within a counselling approach where you set the agenda for therapy.

If, like many people, you suffer from anxiety, depression or stress, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) in central Glasgow can help to address these problems. It helps by finding new ways to look at yourself and your life, and by finding new ways to deal with the difficulties you face. CBT will give you new skills to cope better with life's difficulties . Although therapy can be challenging, your well being will always be paramount during a therapeutic session. Sometimes even modest gains can lead to significant improvements in your quality of life.

If you have experienced trauma then EMDR Eye Movement Desensitising and Reprocessing in central Glasgow is the most relevant trauma therapy and is the best therapy for PTSD. Please see the EMDR page for more details of what to expect using EMDR. In addition to EMDR, if someone prefers, imaginal exposure can be used to treat trauma and can be very effective in dealing with a clients trauma. EMDR is recognised as the best therapy to use for all types of trauma. It can produce good outcomes for people in quite short periods of time, even if the trauma was experienced some time ago.

I work with adults using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and EMDR™ therapy techniques, for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to deal more effectively and successfully with your life. This also involves finding new ways of coping with your problems. CBT should always be about the client and the goals that are jointly agreed and this is also reflected in counselling. The number of sessions that are needed will vary between different people and presentations, but usually someone can start to make progress within the first few sessions. The gains made with psychology can make a very significant improvement in someone's life and generally lead to a better quality of life.

I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with :

  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Panic Attacks
  • Anxiety or persistent Worry
  • Social Phobia
  • Specific Phobias
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Low Self Esteem

    The main therapies I use are EMDR and CBT which are evidenced based in psychology. There exist many studies that show the effectiveness of these therapies in helping people overcome the above mental health problems. They are both widely used within the NHS for example and I work in the NHS using both CBT and EMDR. EMDR is generally used for PTSD when someone has experienced a trauma they find difficult to cope with. Trauma can be any kind of assault, car accidents and any life changing injury for example. If EMDR is not appropriate then imaginal exposure can be very effective in allowing someone to deal with the memories and physical experiences that very frequently occur with traumatic events. CBT is a therapy that involves having goals to aim for in therapy. These goals are agreed with you throughout therapy and they can change as therapy progresses. It is you who has the say in what these goals should be rather than the therapist.

    I can usually arrange an appointment for assessment in less than a week and this has a standard fee of 50. During an assessment you will be able to set goals, talk through what is troubling you and get an insight into what therapy will involve. Contrary to many exceptions therapy does not mean talking at great length on your childhood or be forced to discuss things you don't want to talk about. You are in charge of the therapy session not me,

    I see clients in private consulting rooms located at The Consulting Rooms in Glasgow city center. Which are within easy reach of Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire and Dunbartonshire as they are right next to Queen St. station. These rooms are specifically provided for therapies such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and EMDR in central Glasgow.

    If you would like to discuss CBT therapy or counselling in Glasgow or have any questions about therapy in central Glasgow please feel free to call me on 01236 612893 or send me an email on the link provided. It may be you are uncertain that therapy would be useful for you or that you are worried about some aspect of therapy. In which case I am happy to discuss your concerns on the phone and hopefully reassure you either way that therapy can be helpful for you.