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About Dr Jo McColl

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I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of clinical experience within the NHS and within private practice. I am a friendly, down to earth and compassionate therapist currently offering private clinical psychology sessions within the Bearsden and Stepps areas of Glasgow.  I have a wide range of experience and have worked across the spectrum of mental health presentations of differing levels of severity, from mild / moderate to severe and enduring mental health difficulties. 

My working hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 900am to 230pm.

Clinical Experience

I have worked in the NHS since 1997 within various adult mental health teams and services and I have been qualified as a clinical psychologist since 2001. I was a Consultant Clinical Psychologist within a specialist NHS Psychological Trauma Service from 2010, delivering evidence based psychological interventions for trauma. I have worked in the private sector since 2018. 

I have lengthy experience of working with various presentations including:

  • ​anxiety (including panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety, health anxiety)

  • depression / low mood

  • trauma presentations (e.g., post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD)

  • eating disorders

  • adjustment disorders

  • relationship difficulties

  • bereavement / grief

  • addictions

This list is not exhaustive so please give me a call if there is something that you think I can help you with.

Training and qualifications

 

I graduated with a first class BSc honours degree in Psychology from The University of Glasgow in 1997.  I then completed a 3 year postgraduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, graduating from The University of Glasgow in 2001. 

 

I am a member of the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC number PYL24099) and I am a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (membership number 464126).  The HCPC is the regulatory body for all clinical psychologists and membership of this demonstrates that I have the appropriate qualifications and experience to practice as a clinical psychologist and that I meet the HCPC high standards of training, education, conduct, ethics and professional skills. 

'The Wellbeing Rooms'

I am a co-founder and co-director of a therapeutic wellbeing service based in both Bearsden and Stepps in Glasgow. I offer clinical psychology sessions from these beautifully furnished venues called 'The Wellbeing Rooms'. The Wellbeing Rooms offers room rental to a variety of professional practitioners in the Bearsden and Stepps area and hosts a number of different wellbeing and health services. You can find out more about this service at www.thewellbeingrooms.org.uk

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