Hello, my name’s Lisa Murphy and I’m a private counsellor based in the Glasgow area.
Click on the link above to send me a message. Or if you prefer you can call/text me on 0791 240 8840.
As a therapist I deal with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, anger management, abuse, bereavement, depression, relationship difficulties, lack of confidence, low self-esteem, trauma, weight issues, and much more.
I help adults and younger people to overcome their problems and move forward in their lives.
I have a gentle, informal approach, and I aim to help you feel as comfortable as possible throughout the therapy process. Sessions are confidential and tailored especially for your individual needs. I use a blend of natural therapies to help you resolve your emotional issues and get your life back on track.
I’m fully qualified, experienced, insured, and registered with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), which is the professional association for counselling professionals in the UK.
Safe, Private, Confidential Counselling Service
I meet with clients face to face in Cambuslang, which is in South East Glasgow.
If you’re outwith the Glasgow area, or you have mobility issues, meetings can be arranged via telephone or online video conferencing such as Zoom or Skype.
Prefer to talk to me before making a booking? Call / text me on 0791 240 8830, or click on the button below to send me a message.
Training and Qualifications
2006: BSc.(hons) Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours (University of Chester)
2010: Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills (University of Strathclyde)
2012: Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (University of Strathclyde)
2013: Certificate in Practical Hypnotherapy / Practitioner of NLP and Stress Management (Accredited by General Hypnotherapy Register)
2013: Certificate in Advanced Hypnotherapy and Master Practitioner of NLP (Accredited by General Hypnotherapy Register)
2013: Advanced Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Coaching, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Technique), and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) (Accredited by General Hypnotherapy Register)
Further Training and Professional Development
Treating Intrusive Thoughts and the Inner Critical Voice (Course Accredited by The National Counselling Society)
Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic Disorders (Course Accredited by The National Counselling Society)
Hypnotherapy Specialist Practitioner Diploma: Emotion Resolution, Parts Therapy Negotiation, EMDR, and Weight Control including Stomach Banding (ACCPH Accredited Course)
Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis Certified Practitioner
Usui / Holy Fire 11 Reiki Master Practitioner
Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Practitioner
Diploma in Yoga Teaching (Hatha Yoga) (British School of Yoga)
Diploma in Yoga Class Instruction (British School of Yoga)
OldPain2Go Certified Practitioner
Kinetic Shift Certified Practitioner (UK Hypnosis Academy)
2014 – Present: Counsellor and Hypnotherapist in Private Practice, Cherry Therapies, Cambuslang, Glasgow
2014 – 2015: ‘Place2Be’ Children’s Counsellor / Play Therapist at Toryglen Primary School, Rutherglen, Glasgow
2014: EAP (Employee Assistance Programs) Counsellor at TCS Therapeutic Counselling Services, Motherwell, Glasgow
2011 – 2014: Counsellor at Tom Allan Centre (Crossreach), Glasgow
My early professional career was in the music industry. I worked as a professional singer in various bands and shows.
During my musical career I performed in a variety of venues and travelled to many places around the world. I got to stay in some amazing places, such as Hawaii, Jamaica, Russia, and Acapulco. I also wrote and recorded my own songs. It was a great life, and a lot of fun.
By the time I reached my 30s I was ready to settle down and change direction. I had a growing interest in health, both of the mind and body, so I returned home from my travels and enrolled in college as a mature student.
I studied science, initially with a view to becoming a nutritionist, as I was very interested in the role healthy eating plays in our general health.
After a while I became more aware that food is only a small part of the equation when it comes to health and well being, so I decided on a change of direction.
I chose to take a more general approach; studying Health Science and Health Studies at The University of Chester. I learned about the biology of disease, environmental health, health promotion, welfare history, microbiology, and the sociology, politics, and economics of health.
While studying all aspects of health at University, I also becoming increasingly interested in more alternative approaches, such as Yoga, Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Meditation and Mindfulness. I trained as a Yoga teacher and began teaching Yoga classes around North Wales, which was where I was living at the time. I also began training in Reiki, eventually becoming attuned through to Master level.
I found as I deepened my knowledge and practice of various mind and body holistic techniques, I experienced a deep healing of my own emotional and physical challenges.
Soon after this I moved to Glasgow, Scotland, and decided that the time was right for me to begin post-graduate training as a Counsellor. I trained at The University of Strathclyde, gained my certificate and diploma, and began working as a counsellor.
I also trained in Hypnotherapy, NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique, or ‘Tapping’), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Technique), and various other healing therapies, and I continue to keep up to date with the latest trainings. I draw on all my rich background of therapeutic knowledge and experience so that I can offer the best possible help and support to my clients.
Now in my 40s, I live in Cambuslang, near East Kilbride in the Glasgow area, where I run my own private practice as a therapist. In my spare time I love making wholefood plant-based meals, pet-sitting, and watching vintage movies.
Want to get in touch?
Thinking of working with me? I offer a free, no-obligation telephone consultation so you can ask any questions you need to, and find out more about how I can help you. Send me a message via the form below, or call/text me on 0791 240 8830.