Counselling services in the Southside of Glasgow

Natalina Poli

Natalina Poli - Southside CounsellingSometimes life presents us with difficult situations that are challenging to face on our own. At these times you may want to talk with someone who is non-judgmental and who will provide you with a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings.

Natalina is a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with experience of working with young adolescents and adults, with a range of different issues. Within her practice, she works predominantly in CBT. However, she will also use elements from different therapeutic approaches such as Gestalt therapy, Solution-focused therapy and Compassion-focused therapy. The therapeutic relationship will be built upon the core conditions of Genuineness, Acceptance and Empathy.


CBT is a talking therapy based on the idea that the way we think about situations can affect the way we feel and behave. There is a great deal of research evidence to show that CBT works effectively in treating depression and anxiety.  Within sessions, we will work collaboratively to identify negative thinking patterns and behaviours which may be causing you difficulties. Natalina will work with you to establish goals and help you work towards those goals. We will look at a variety of CBT techniques that will not only help you in the present, but will also help you even when treatment ends.

Compassion-focused therapy (CFT)

Compassion-focused therapy was founded by Paul Gilbert and is considered an integrative therapy as it uses tools from other psychotherapies. Compassion-focused therapy can help you consciously develop your ability to be more compassionate towards yourself and others. It is helpful for those who have the following: deep feelings of shame or guilt, difficulty (or an inability) to be kind towards themselves, an unrelenting inner critic, a history of physical or emotional abuse. CFT can help individuals experiencing: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, anger, addictions and self- harm

Natalina will work collaboratively with you to help you to establish goals and to work towards those goals. She provides a safe space where you can talk openly about your concerns. She offers an opportunity for you to reach a deeper understanding of your self.

Natalina has experience of working with a range of issues including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Bereavement
  • Abuse
  • Self harm/Suicidal thoughts
  • Stress
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Phobias
  • Trauma
  • Addictions
  • Living with Chronic Illness
  • Eating disorders
  • Work-related issues
  • Spirituality

Natalina is a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)


Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Group work- ACT Counselling Services.
COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate-The Centre of Therapy.
BSc Honours Degree Psychology – Stirling University.
Advanced Clinical Skills Certificate Compassion Focused Therapy.

Booking your appointment with Natalina

Natalina offers a free 20-minute consultation via telephone which could help you sense whether CBT is right for you.  She offers face-to-face sessions and telephone sessions. Weekend sessions are also available. Each session lasts 50 minutes and costs £45.  Discounts are available for students. If you would like any further information or would like to discuss how counselling may help you, please call Natalina on 07595 929203 or email her at

Booking & Cancellation Policy for all Counsellors at Southside Counselling

If you are unable to keep your appointment, please contact Natalina 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.