Your GP may suggest that you would benefit from a course of psychological therapy as part of your ongoing care, therefore may refer you to the Counselling Psychology service within the North Glen Medical Practice.
Psychological therapy can give you an opportunity to focus on your emotional difficulties as you see them, in a safe, therapeutic and helpful way, with the aim of improving psychological wellbeing.
Counselling Psychology is a branch of applied psychology that focuses on a holistic understanding of psychological wellbeing, viewing each person as a unique individual with their own subjective experiences and meanings.
When working with you, a counselling psychologist will draw on a range of psychological approaches in an integrative way, mindful that where each individual is unique, what works for one person may not work for another. They work with aspects of the traditional medical model (such as diagnoses) while not allowing them to obscure the person or to provide an objectified view of a person’s problems. Counselling Psychologists therefore work with the individual’s unique psychological experience to empower recovery, improve psychological functioning and alleviate distress.
Dr Samantha Baradhi (CPsychol) provides psychological therapy within the practice.
As a Counselling Psychologist, she is Chartered with the British Psychological Society, registered with the HCPC and Accredited with the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy (COSRT) as a Psychosexual Therapist.
She is qualified to offer the following evidence-based psychological approaches:
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Humanistic Person-Centred Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Cognitive-Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP)
Psychosexual & Relationship Therapy
The North Glen Medical Practice also provides supervised clinical placements to counselling psychologists in training on the DPsych in Counselling Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University. Trainees on placement are typically in the final year of a three-year doctoral-level training and will already have significant experience of providing evidence-based psychological therapy. Our current doctoral trainees are Penny Lee and Jen Robertson.
What will happen once I am referred?
Once Dr Baradhi has received a referral from your GP, she will arrange to meet with you in order to decide what form of psychological support might be most appropriate at this time. This could consist of attendance at a psycho-educational group (for example, anxiety management, self-esteem or mindfulness), individual psychological therapy, or a combination of both. She will also consider relevant third sector services where appropriate, and referral on to specialist psychology services where necessary.
There is currently a waiting list for individual psychological therapy at the practice, which can vary in length throughout the year. We will advise you of approximately how long you could be expected to wait following your referral. We aim to keep waiting times to the minimum where possible. We will contact you by telephone once a start date becomes available.