Staff Counselling Provision

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The University is now offering staff counselling in-house. This free, entirely confidential service enables staff to access up to 6 counselling sessions via Zoom.

To access this service, please get in touch directly with one of the counsellors listed below.

All referrals are treated in the strictest confidence and the University only collates statistical information on service usage.

 

Monday

 

Emma Macrae

emma.macrae@strath.ac.uk

 

Hello my name is Emma Macrae and I am a qualified person  centred counsellor registered with BACP

During the lockdown period I will be offering counselling and support sessions through Zoom on Mondays between 1000 and 1700, later appointments available, please ask if required.

I believe that people need a safe and confidential space to open up their thoughts and feelings to be able to explore a path moving forward from these issues and difficulties they are experiencing.  I would hope to help and support you through this by offering a non-judgemental caring space for you.

I have worked in a few different settings which include counselling adults who have experienced trauma, in local councils with adults and also in schools with children, young people, their families and also the school staff.

 

Thursday

 

Martin Innes

martin.innes@strath.ac.uk 

 

Martin is a qualified counsellor working from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach. He can help you to explore unhelpful thoughts and behaviours that are difficult to live with.  He offers an empathetic space to bring what you feel is affecting you by discussing your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. so that you can develop together an alternative way of thinking and behaving. Working together in the session Martin will offer you skills and techniques to work with outside the counselling room.

Prior to becoming a counsellor, Martin was a youth worker at LGBT Youth Scotland for nine years. Part of his training as a counsellor included groupwork with NHS workers and LGBT+ students at the University of Strathclyde.  Martin works with people aged 16+.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is good for a range of issues. Martin has experience of working with people to overcome:

• Low self-esteem
• Low Mood
• Depression
• OCD
• Anxiety
• Panic
• Issues connected to sexual orientation/gender identity (e.g. coming out)

 

Friday

 

 

Zenib Ali

zenib.ali@strath.ac.uk

 

Hello. I am an experienced Counsellor working one-to-one for the past 8 years with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures.  My experience and passion to help others makes me a person that can offer emotional support to people who experience difficulties in life.  I have a Master’s Degree in Psychological Counselling, I offer an integrative Counselling approach, drawing from Person-Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.  I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work to their code of ethics.