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Linda Gray Reg BACP Counselling and Psychotherapy in Shetland

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About Person Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy and Motivational Interviewing

Therapies to help gain a better understanding of the self


The BACP Definition; Counselling and Psychotherapy are ‘umbrella terms’ that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long period of time, to help them bring about effective change or enhance their well-being.

Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy is the terminology/technical term used to describe the environment where a therapist offers a non-judgemental, confidential and honest professional relationship for the client to explore whatever is troubling him/her.

My role as a therapist is to help you make sense of your experiences and increase your confidence. This will enable you to make decisions which feel right for you, rather than what you feel you 'should' do.’


The professional relationship you will experience in the sessions will enable you to identify and connect with your true feelings, and ultimately have a better understanding about who you are. Therapy will enable you to explore the changes you desire in your life by increasing your self-awareness, confidence and direction.


What Conditions Can it Help To Alleviate?

Therapy can help with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, addictions, self esteem, confidence, lack of self worth, loss, depression, relationships, confusion, anger, crisis, stress, personal and professional development and more...

The therapeutic relationship will provide you with the space in which to explore any issues which are troubling you.


What is Motivational Interviewing (MI)?

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative, directive, client-centred counselling style for eliciting behaviour change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. Compared with non-directive counselling, it is more focused and goal-directed. The examination and resolution of ambivalence is its central purpose.

Motivational Interviewing is an evidence based behaviour change therapy widely used within the NHS, Addiction Services and Social Work. Substance Misuse, Weight Loss, Diet, Exercise and Smoking are some of the human issues which benefit from MI, empowering individuals to explore and resolve their ambivalence towards positive lifestyle changes.

Please call or email to book a free, no obligation 20-minute telephone consultation to discuss your specific situation, and see if I am the right therapist for your needs.

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