Helen Gibson

Core Process Psychotherapy

UKCP registered trainee psychotherapist.

ACPP trainee member

Glasgow/West of Scotland

email: helengibsontherapy@gmail.com

tel. no: 07704365847


What Happens in Psychotherapy?

People often come to psychotherapy when they realise that something is not working in their lives. This could be as a result of some traumatic event, like a bereavement, accident or relationship breakup, or it could be something that happened in childhood or some time ago but is still having an effect. These things can lead to anxiety, stress and depression. Talking through your story in a safe space can help you work through what has happened and bring some healing. 

Sometimes psychotherapy can be used for personal growth or to explore existential issues. Perhaps, people realise that they are not as happy as they want to be and want to explore themselves and what they want from life in a deeper way. This particularly happens at times of transition in our lives, such as leaving home, midlife or retirement. Psychotherapy can help us to understand ourselves better. 


What is Core Process Psychotherapy?

Core Process Psychotherapy is a mindfulness based psychotherapy. It is a joint process between the therapist and client, where we explore how the memories, thoughts and feelings you bring are impacting us right now in our body and mind in the present moment. 

Core Process Psychotherapy believes that there is an intrinsic state of health in everyone that has become hidden by our problems and habitual patterns. Over time, by slowing down and exploring what is happening, we are more able to touch into this wellness. 

Core Process Psychotherapy is the original mindfulness based psychotherapy in the UK. It is in the Humanistic and Integrative College of UKCP.


What To Expect At Your First Visit

The relationship between the therapist and client is very important to the success of the therapy and so I offer a first free appointment so that we can both see whether I am the right therapist for you. If we go ahead, sessions are weekly and last an hour. My standard rate is £35 per hour.

I only see people over the age of 18. During the current pandemic, I offer online (Zoom) sessions to people in Glasgow and the surrounding areas.

I have regular supervision and follow the Karuna Institute Code of Ethics. I am fully insured and GDPR registered. I have completed the UKCP Covid-19 Online Working Guidance and have completed online counselling training approved by National Counselling Society and the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online.


About Me


I am a UKCP registered trainee psychotherapist in my senior clinical year. I am coming towards the end of a 3 year Master's degree in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapeutic Practice as part of the training in Core Process Psychotherapy. 

I work privately and as a volunteer counsellor for the Tom Allan Centre in Glasgow. 

Before this, I worked in the NHS for 30 years. I was a Consultant Paediatrician before taking early retirement. I enjoy exploring life through nature, writing, art and the different spiritual traditions.  I have had a Buddhist meditation practice for 10 years. I am also trained in Ignatian (Christian) spiritual accompaniment. 


Contact me

Contact Details:

tel. no: 07704365847