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Ryan Dawes, Mphil, PGDip, Reg.MBACP - Counsellor in Glasgow


Based in Glasgow

Services that are offered: Counselling • Students • Young People • Relationships • Depression • Trauma • Anxiety • Stress • Abuse


Hello and welcome to my page. I did my counselling training at the University of Strathclyde.

In 2014 I spent five months living in three Buddhist monasteries/temples in South Korea, Myanmar, and Thailand. I have a meditation practice which strongly shapes how I work. In 2018 I was able to explore my interest in the process of complex trauma arising out of routine or prolonged and repeated abuse within a relationship(s) which led me to explore my own experience of routine abuse in childhood.

Person-centred/experiential counselling is • a confidential space that can offer safety when things are difficult or impossible to bear • a space to help explore new or unknown aspects of yourself.

I aim to provide or offer
• an unconditional acceptance that is safe, warm and respectful of how you are and what you are
• a climate conducive to being with your feelings, thoughts or what is important to you
through following your lead and trying to understand things from your point of view.

I have worked with young people and adults suffering with anxiety, depression, trauma / complex trauma, dissociation, prolonged and repeated abuse within a relationship(s) / routine abuse, ritual abuse, self-harm, suicidal impulse / thoughts about suicide, relationship difficulties and people searching for meaning or change in their lives.

I can meet in Glasgow or online.


Qualifications / Training
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Strathclyde).
I am a Practitioner Member of Person-Centred Therapy Scotland, a Practitioner Member of The Person Centred Association (TPCA) and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have a strong interest in Buddhism and monastic life.

I have an interest in Focusing (www.focusing.org) and practice-based counselling research.
Friday and Saturday between 11am and 9pm.
Language (s)
• Standard fee - £40 per meeting (first meeting - £30 (3/4 price)). • Reduced fee - £30 per meeting (first meeting - £25 (5/6 price)) if opt-in to my research into the effectiveness/helpfulness of counselling (visit www.research.ryandawes.co.uk for details) or on a low income or a student. • Initial 20-minute meeting online - free.


Address: 34 W George St , Glasgow , G2 1DA | Phone: 01436 570170 | There is NO wheelchair access.

For more info see: http://www.ryandawes.co.uk


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