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30th September 2016 
Home. Scott Robinson

CBT and EMDR Therapist in Central Glasgow

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. Therapy 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 in therapy 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 also a relevant therapy that can be used. 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.

My name is Scott Robinson and I am a practicing Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in Glasgow. I work within the NHS as a CBT therapist, and also practice as an EMDR therapist. I am committed to providing therapy in a safe, confidential and caring environment.

I work with adults (over 16 years old), 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. Therapy should always be about the client and their goals for therapy. Such goals are usually agreed early in therapy and may well evolve as therapy progresses. 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 5 or 6 sessions.

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

  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Panic Attacks
  • Anxiety or persistent Worry
  • Social Phobia
  • Specific Phobias
  • Depression, and
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    The main therapies I use are EMDR and CBT. 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.

    There are usually some goals that you will work towards, and this may be apparent in the first few sessions or take longer to become apparent. I will always take account of your best interests and there should never be "nasty surprises" or hidden meanings. I will always be open, honest and up front. As you work towards your goals you should always feel secure within a therapeutic alliance between you and I that means you can trust that you are believed, and that therapy is going somewhere that is of benefit for you. You are free to ask any questions at any stage and you should expect an honest answer from me. It may be that some painful aspects of your life are discussed but I try to ensure that you will not leave the session distressed and will always try to provide support when difficult issues arise. Using therapy, it is possible to overcome even complex and difficult problems. There may well be no easy fixes but it can be that you will be able to move on and to enjoy life again, coping better with the problems that arise for everyone in life.

    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 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.