This page contains some information on the types of work and formats I offer, which break down into four main categories:

  • Psychotherapy and Analysis
  • Counselling
  • Personal Development
  • Consultation, Contextual Analysis and Assessment

Below are also listed some of the difficulties, diagnoses or themes people have brought to me over the past 22 years.  It is by no means an exhaustive list and you should contact me if you have specific needs or difficulties not listed here.


  • 60 and 90 minute sessions (versus the conventional ’50 minute hour’)
  • Face-to-face
  • Online from anywhere in the world via Video (Skype-icon.png Skype), Chat, Email or Telephone
  • Extensive Resources (over 260 original articles and audio recordings to support your therapy)
  • Out of Hours appointments
Extensive Resources available exclusively to patients attending weekly. Over 250 original articles and audio recordings to support your therapy


  • Individuals (adults and teenagers), Couples, Family and Group Psychotherapy
  • Comprehensive Psychosocial Assessments and Reviews
  • Extensive psycho-educational resources included as standard (over 240 articles and audio recordings to support your therapy)
  • Support Planning
  • 12 Week Modules (subject to availability)
  • Thematic Groups
  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution
  • Consultation, Analysis and Assessment: for families, groups, business and professional
5 stars

“Stephen provides a unique service in psychotherapy with in-depth work that you might not get elsewhere. He really opens your mind to new ways of thinking and dealing with the stresses of everyday life and past trauma. I appreciate his honesty and patience. I also love that he teaches meditation which is something I have been interested in for years but never got around to learning. It was great to have a session purely about meditation and I’m sure I will be back for more. Thank you again!”

~ testimonial by N.K.


  • Existential Analysis and Psychotherapy
  • Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling

Summary of Service

  • An analytical and experiential psychotherapy and counselling practice that can address all psychological, emotional and relationship difficulties
  • A depth approach to psychotherapy identifying and addressing the root causes and creation of problems, not simply ‘symptoms’: and the childhood, family, workplace, social, political, spiritual contexts that produce emotional disturbance
  • A non-pathologising, hermeneutic, somatic (body encompassing), transpersonal approach
  • Goodwill Policy: free session if you are not satisfied with the quality of support you receive in any psychotherapy session you attend


Psychotherapy and Counselling Features

  • Committment-related reduced fees with weekly attendance and Therapy Cards
  • Time-limited or open-ended work
  • Extensive online resources
  • Optional Supplementary Support in between sessions
  • Psychosocial assessments and therapeutic support planning as standard
  • Written assessment and problem formulation summaries available
  •  Also available in sessions as standard:
    • Trauma Work (various methods, including Bilateral Stimulation, Aggression Work and Somatic Experiencing)
    • Breath Work and Pranayama
    • Yoga tuition for stress, tension, anxiety and depression
    • Makko Ho stretches
    • HRV Biofeedback Training
    • Yoga Nidra and other forms of guided relaxation
    • All forms of meditation instruction
    • Body awareness and grounding work
    • Therapeutic use of art and writing possible
    • Extensive Written and Audio Resources


General issues people have brought to therapy

This is not an exhaustive list and a description of your particular needs may not be listed here.  Please enquire if in doubt.

Existential Analysis is fundamentally non-pathologising of people, and views and relates to individuals primarily in human terms rather than via problems or diagnostic labels.



  • low self-esteem, poor self-image
  • comparing Self to others
  • insecurity, lack of personal identity, unstable sense of Self
  • lack of confidence, assertiveness or direction
  • self-empowerment and freedom from subservience to ‘authority’
  • loneliness, social isolation, feeling ‘disconnected’, ‘not fitting in’
  • outsiders, non-conformists, unique, shy, highly sensitive or solitary individuals
  • dissociation, derealisation/ depersonalisation
  • deliberate self-harm, self-loathing
  • entitlement and narcissism
  • passive-aggression
  • procrastination and avoidance
  • body image, body dysmorphia and other perceptual disorders
  • addressing the underlying causes of self-starvation, eating disorders and addictions
  • lack of support in life, not coping
  • depression, unhappiness in life, lack of meaning
  • dreams, nightmares
  • coming to terms with who you are and your ‘shadow side’
  • psychiatric diagnostic labels – please enquire
5 stars

“Admittedly I was nervous about seeing a therapist but Stephen is extremely good at what he does. He’s professional without making your chats with him uncomfortable. He offers help in session and also out-with your sessions with a host of insightful resources that he has taken the time to put together. He is very clear with what support he can offer but never pushes you into anything that you’re not ready for. He has given me tools to deal with things that I often find myself referring back to. If I ever feel the need to work on myself again I will return to Stephen without question.”

~review by Ashley (In-person Therapy)



  • a troubled or abusive past or present
  • Traumatic events (loss, all forms of abuse, rape, violence) 
  • Post Traumatic Stress (associated with PTSD and c-PTSD, DD, DID for example)
  • childhood- and family-related difficulties
  • living with regrets, tragedy or loss

Anxiety and Emotions:

  • anticipatory anxiety, worry habits
  • stress and panic attacks
  • fears and phobias
  • anger and aggression
  • social anxiety and phobia
  • retirement and bereavement anxiety
  • general anxiety and trauma-related anxiety
  • existential anxiety: death, isolation, freedom, meaninglessness
  • engulfment: being easily overstimulated or overwhelmed
  • difficulty coping with emotions
  • guilt, shame, embarassment, vulnerability and other difficult feelings
5 stars

Services I’ve had the honor of receiving from Stephen include psychotherapy, counselling, life skills, crisis intervention, supplementary support, career development, personal development, and psycho-education. Psychotherapy, Counselling and Personal Development Glasgow with Stephen is the Oxford or gold standard of the profession. To say Stephen changed my life would be an understatement. Because the truth is, before working with Stephen, I had never actually felt safe enough to truly experience living. Thank you so much Stephen for everything.

~ review by Shanique (Online Therapy and Supplementary Support)



All problems, including:

  • workplace, family, partner, social group problems
  • surviving and healing from betrayal, deceit and infidelity
  • healing before looking for another relationship
  • difficulties with intimacy, openness, expressing oneself
  • coping with a relationship ending
  • co-dependency
  • insecure attachment/ fear of being alone
  • controlling behaviour
  • mediation between separated or conflicted partners and family members
  • surviving an exploitative/ abusive relationship (including narcissistic or sociopathic exploitation; sexual, emotional, financial and other forms of abuse)
  • surviving childhood abuse and poor parenting
  • domestic violence (both sides)
  • anger, rage, violence and passive-aggression
  • bereavement, grief and loss
  • Relationship Skills:
    • develop and improve social skills
    • empathy
    • confidence
    • authenticity
    • ending subservience and people pleasing
    • developing effective boundaries
    • developing your interpersonal ‘radar’ and self-protection when engaging with others (how to identify and deal with highly toxic people, including Narcissistic-Sociopathic individuals)


Personal Development

  • Life Assessment and Review
  • Re-discovering Life Purpose and Meaning
  • Creativity and Creative Impasse
  • Personal authenticity development
  • 12 week Modules (see main menu)
  • Present-centred awareness development (a wide variety of practices available)
  • Grounding: Relaxation, Stress and Anxiety management
  • Developing personal spiritual practices
  • Spirituality: Developing an Existential Practice
  • Individual yoga tuition and other body work
  • Meditation tuition (Mindfulness, Zen, Yoga etc)
  • Emotional and body awareness development
  • Non-Violent Communication Skills
  • Developing Critical Awareness: political, cultural and social dimensions


Workplace, Business and Professional

  • Confidence, self-belief and focus-building for creative people, actors and performers
  • Consultation work:
    • Confidential Analysis and Assessment of the staff group, workplace and business practices
    • Written analysis and reports
    • Mediation and conflict resolution
    • Improving the workplace, customer relations and business with personal authenticity
  • Preventing and managing bullying, harassment, exploitation, mistreatment in the workplace
  • Support and strategies for dealing with exploitation, discrimination, bullying and harassment (general, sexual, narcissistic etc)
  • Domestic and workplace stress and abuse dynamics: how to recognise and change them
  • Support and recovery for whistleblowers and other people of integrity who are stigmatised for telling the truth
  • Non-Violent Communication Skills

Psycho-educational Content

  • Over 260 original articles and Audio recordings for exclusive use by patients
  • Which therapy?  The main types of psychotherapy and counselling people offer and how these approaches work.  How to know who and what is right for you.
  • Changing the relationship you have with your own thoughts and emotions with meditation and yoga (e.g. anxiety, depression, OCD etc)
  • Anxiety, grounding and learning to breathe
  • Living with chronic pain
  • Learning Non-Violent Communication
  • Developing Critical Awareness: political, cultural and social dimensions
  • Psychosocial support for helpers and carers
  • How to help others help themselves
  • Personal Authenticity: the courage to be
  • ‘Burn out’: prevention and recovery
  • Challenges, pressures and support strategies for students and young adults
  • How to start addressing traumatic experiences in a safe way
  • Survive and thrive as a non-conformist/ minority/ outsider
  • Getting help with mental health whilst limiting the risk of stigmatisation