It's Personal Therapy
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Anxiety - Overwhelming Feelings - Repeating Problems - Trauma - Stress - Alcohol-Drug Dependency - Disconnection - Strained Relationships - Trouble Concentrating - Sexual Abuse - Family Matters - Bullying - Body Image - Eating Disorders - Self Esteem Issues - Postnatal Depression- are just a few reasons clients come for counselling.

Going to see a counsellor can be confusing, there are unlimited options and treatments out there and it can be difficult to decide what is right for you. Below is a brief outline of our approaches to therapy which we will discuss in detail at our first session to see what approach to therapy will work best for you.
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TESTIMONIALS OF THE COUNSELLING EXPERIENCE

“When I decided to go into therapy I felt very depressed and full of anxiety. I realised within a few sessions where my anxiety and depression were coming from and I could work on them. I was doing too much in regards to my career and I was dealing with the death of my Mother. I lost my Mother at an early age and never realised how much I was struggling.”
“Through Emotion Focused Therapy I started to deal with the sadness involving my Mother’s death. I was able to rationalise to the point where I can now find comfort knowing that I can at any time find a space, think and talk to my Mum and feel the energy that comes from that process. I now feel much more confident and know how to live my life without feeling disabled.”
(Jamie )
"Calling Bridge of Allan Counselling and working with Rhonda is one of the best things I have done.
The feelings of anger and resentment had become almost overwhelming when I first contacted Bridge of Allan Counselling. I didn’t actually know where to turn, but I knew that these emotions were defining me and starting to take over my life when a friend suggested that I make an appointment to meet with a counsellor.
I met Rhonda once a week for seven weeks; each session was a safe and supportive time for me to talk freely about my emotions, worries and fears. Rhonda supported me to re-think how I view my relationships and how I interact with the world around me.  At the end of the seven sessions, Rhonda had helped me to develop at range of coping strategies which I have found successful. Rhonda taught me the importance of self-care, and I will check in with her on a regular basis to maintain the new me." (C.L.)

“I was feeling low and slightly panicky, (not for the first time in my life), and thought I would try counselling. I was, to be honest, sceptical but ever hopeful. It was the best think I ever did. In the first session I was still sceptical but it went incredibly well, I went on to see Rhonda once a week for five months. I am not totally out of the woods yet, but I am approaching a sunny clearing in a very confident way. Positive feelings have at last replaced negative.”
Nothing but good!
(F.H.)
“I was feeling very anxious and needed to talk to someone outside of my family. I suffered from constant worry, I worried about everything and even things that never happened. Along side my worrying I had experienced a few very difficult bereavements that I could not come to terms with. Counselling saved my life, I was suicidal and not in a good place at all. It has taken me a bit of time but I am thinking more clearly. I can go out and enjoy myself now, I understand other people better and have rebuilt my confidence. I would, and do recommend Rhonda to anyone I know who is suffering.” (Peter)
“I had been to a few therapists before and thought that maybe it just wasn't for me. When I started going to Rhonda it seemed like I had finally found the right fit. Through her sessions I feel like I've finally started down the path to getting better instead of just surviving. It's been difficult, but I've been pushed to confront my problems, and I feel a lot stronger and a lot more capable of coping. The techniques I've been taught to control and ease my issues have made it feel like I can finally live my life according to me instead of through my problems. The phototherapy element is wonderful at showing how far I've come in this time and feels a lot more personal than it's been with therapists in the past.” (I.K.)
“When I first started therapy I was regularly feeling depressed. The problem I had was that I didn’t understand why I was feeling the way I was and I didn’t know how to get out of it. By going to therapy I was able to learn more about how I’ve become the person I am today and how to like that person more. I am now armed with the tools to improve things going forward. I’m not perfect but I know with the right level of discipline, structure and accountability (while being a little bit selfish) I can get myself into a much better situation and I won’t ever be back to some of the lows that I’ve had in previous years.” (C.W.)
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Counselling sessions available from:
Monday to Friday: 9am - 7pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 10 - 4
(by appointment only)

Call: (01786) 834-221
88 Henderson Street
1st Floor: Offices 1&3
Bridge of Allan
FK9 4HA

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Bridge of Allan Counselling in the Stirling Area

Bridge of Allan Counselling is a trading division of Rhonda Peebles Limited | Company number: SC509280