Steve Hardie | Accredited Counsellor | Penicuik | NCS

Steve Hardie

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS22-02206

Location: Penicuik

I am a qualified CBT Therapist with over 20 years of experience in the areas of addiction and recovery. I understand the feelings that you are going through, possibly fear or anxiety or sometimes that feeling of " not being good enough" that drives you to these addictions.

I can help you to try to deal with these and help you to overcome your addiction together. I can also help clients in other areas such as anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem and confidence, and many more.

It can be really daunting to share your deepest feelings and problems with someone. As a therapist, I am trained to be able to listen to these in a non-judgmental and confidential environment. This relates to the well know phrase " A problem shared is a problem halved".

CBT therapy looks at the present rather than the past and identifies negative or maladaptive thinking styles that make you see things differently and out of focus. I will work with you in a collaborative manner so we can correct this “blurred view” of life and bring clarity, focus, and direction back into your life.

As a CBT therapist, I do not “fix you”. We work together during the sessions using a variety of tools and techniques that should help to bring about the changes you are seeking to make to your life. " Together we will come out of the darkness and into the light".

I know it can be difficult to decide whether counselling or a particular counsellor is right for you so I am offering a 30-minute introductory phone call for just £10 which is deductible from your first session if you decide to go ahead.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Including Group work at Honours Degree level which I obtained through the Centre of Therapy in Glasgow.

    COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate.

    Trauma Informed Practioner.
  • What I can help with
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Depression
    • Emotional issues
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Mindfulness
    • Panic attacks
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Sleep
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
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