Based in Barrhead, Glasgow, we offer a comfortable clinical setting for those seeking private, confidential psychological support. Dr Creanor Psychology provides psychological care tailored to your individual needs. Our clinic is situated within walking distance from the local train station and bus stops with various routes into Glasgow, Paisley and Ayrshire. Online therapy is also available for those who live remotely or who find this method more convenient.
Our focus is to help individuals understand more about their current psychological difficulties and, in doing so, create a tailored, person-centred treatment plan. We provide a comprehensive psychological assessment in the first instance to understand more about the problem and to help us understand what psychological treatment will be most effective and beneficial for each client. Treatment is always delivered at the client’s own pace to enable a sense of control over the therapeutic journey.
At Dr Creanor Psychology, our aim is to provide a comfortable, safe space for those in need of psychological care and to support each person as an individual to reduce their psychological distress and move towards a happier, healthier future. Drawing on over 15 years of expertise in mental health, each client will receive a highly professional service. Therapeutic interventions are always delivered in a confidential, collaborative and client-centred manner.
We treat a range of psychological problems, including:
· social anxiety
· depression/low mood
· sleep problems/insomnia
· obsessive-compulsive disorder
· post-traumatic stress disorder
· low self-esteem
· childhood behavioural problems
· suicidal thinking/behaviour
A range of therapies is available including:
· Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
· Schema-Focused Therapy (SFT)
· Behavioural Activation (BA)
· Trauma-Focused (TF-CBT)
· Behavioural Family Therapy (BFT)
· Parenting Interventions
In addition to these, we will soon be able to offer EMDR to our list
These therapies are available for children and adults. We also provide support to children and adults with learning disabilities using appropriately-modified psychological therapy to suit each individual’s needs and abilities.
Clients can be seen on a one-to-one basis, or can be supported by family members in sessions.
Family therapy is also provided.
CBT reduces the symptoms of psychological distress by targeting and reducing problematic physical symptoms, behaviours and thoughts/beliefs (cognitions) that are maintaining the problem, before helping the client to replace these with behaviours and thoughts that support wellbeing. CBT often involves psychoeducation about the problem as well as practical coping strategies to use beyond therapy.
SFT is a psychotherapy designed to help with long-standing psychological problems such as personality disorders and chronic depression. It helps the client to understand how they view themselves, others and the world and highlights which unhelpful patterns are being repeated throughout their life that are contributing to psychological distress. This therapy helps the person to move away from unhealthy coping responses to help them meet their core emotional needs.
There is a strong link between mood and activity. Therefore, BA helps a person identify the activities that are contributing to depression/low mood and supports them to engage in valued activities that promote improved mood. This is a graded and measured systemic approach and may involve reward planning and daily scheduling.
TF-CBT uses all the aspects of standard CBT but with the focus of graded exposure to help clients reintegrate disturbing, unprocessed, memories of the trauma that are causing current psychological distress. The aim of TF-CBT is to help the person gain more control over their relationship with the trauma and to reduce the associated psychological pain.
BFT recognises a family’s strengths and uses them to benefit all members within it. Families will be supported to better understand the ongoing problem/s before being assisted to improve family communication and problem-solving with the aim of reducing family distress. BFT has proven clinically effective in reducing marital distress and parenting difficulties.
All parents struggle at times with their child’s behaviour. We offer parents and caregivers individualised sessions, tailored to their needs, on how to manage challenging childhood behaviour and feel more confident in their parenting role. Our approach is based on methods that will promote the child’s developmental needs while reducing the problematic behaviours.
Please email us using the link below to arrange a free 30-minute telephone consultation to discuss your queries in greater detail.
Westbourne Business Centre, Kelburn Street, Barrhead, Glasgow, G78 1LR
09:00 – 17:00
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm