Counselling services in the Southside of Glasgow

Donald Ashburn

Donald Ashburn, Southside CounsellingThe key to meaningful change in therapy is the relationship established between yourself and your counsellor. This is what Donald offers to clients from the very first session, by helping you to feel fully accepted, respected and supported in a non-judgemental way. Warm, caring and down-to-earth, Donald works with a wide range of clients and will provide you with a safe and confidential space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and concerns. These explorations take courage and it can be scary for people to ask for help at the time when they need it most. Thoughts and feelings directly impact on your mood and ability to cope with life, so sharing these feelings can help you to look at your distress and encourage positive change.

He has worked in a number of different counselling settings, including an internationally reputable addiction rehabilitation hospital, where he still works part-time, providing counselling for clients with issues of substance and behavioural addictions. He has also facilitated addiction recovery groups. Donald has worked as an associate counsellor in a local college and is very familiar with the difficulties students can experience during their studies.

Donald also works with clients who are feeling actively suicidal, have previously attempted suicide or who are having suicidal thoughts. His experience is that clients who are feeling suicidal are not necessarily depressed, but can be feeling trapped or isolated in their lives.

Donald feels privileged when clients allow him to share their innermost feelings and emotions. A few examples of some of the issues he has worked with are shown below:

  • Abuse (childhood, domestic, emotional, sexual)
  • Addictions (drugs, alcohol, gambling, food)
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Stress

Donald is a fully qualified Person-centred counsellor.  He is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and works in accordance with their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

You can also visit his website here.

Booking your appointment with Donald

If you would like any further information or to discuss how counselling may help you, please call Donald on 07856 550545 or email him at donald@southsidecounselling.co.uk

Prices & Booking Policy
Sessions last one hour and cost £40.
Booking & Cancellation Policy for all Counsellors at Southside Counselling

If you are unable to keep your appointment, please contact Donald as soon as possible. Missed appointments and appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged in full. If you arrive late for your appointment, it will still have to end at the usual time.