You are not alone. Help is available, things can get better.

I specialise in helping people break free from anxiety, fears, and unhelpful thinking and behaviours. I will help you explore the triggers for shifts in your emotions and I will show you simple, effective ways to manage them healthily, giving you more control of your life.

Welcome to McCormick Counselling

I will help you explore the triggers for your shift in emotions and I will show you simple effective ways to manage them healthily giving you more control of your life.

Walk & Talk
About me

Hi, I'm Rachel McCormick

I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a full-time Private Therapy Practice offering Psychotherapy individual sessions and groups in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, alongside online therapy.

At McCormick Counselling I help you understand and gain answers to the thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that contribute to your emotional distress. My role as your therapist is to help you gain the knowledge and skills that allows you to feel confident and in control of your emotional wellbeing. This will allow you to feel that you are present in life. Although CBT- trained, I have extensive training in other therapeutic modalities. This enables me to use an integrative approach when working with you, depending on your needs and goals. In addition to specialising in CBT for anxiety, I have also worked with a variety of mental health disorders, including trauma, depression and mood disorders.

I take the time to listen and get to know you, hear your story and what has led you to access counselling. I believe my role as your therapist is to help you find a new way forward. I also value straight talking and honesty. If there isn’t something you are figuring out yourself, I will share this with you. I will continue to support you with a recovery and relapse prevention plan once you are feeling well.

You are not alone. Help is available, and things can get better.


Flexible Counselling Options Tailored to You

Counselling sessions are different for each client, I offer both face-to-face sessions in person, or this can be carried out over a video call depending on what suits you better for your sessions.

Face to Face

Face-To-Face Counselling

Duration – 50/55mins long | £70

Face to face sessions take place in my office at the Village Community Centre, East Kilbride. There is ample parking available. My office is private, secure, calming and confidential. My clients have a relaxed space away from their life to help them feel more comfortable talking about their emotions.
Online Counselling

Online Counselling

Duration – 50/55mins long | £70

Telehealth is becoming increasingly popular for the convenience and ease it offers in accessing counselling. I offer online counselling using the confidential video conferencing platform.

Walk and Talk Therapy

Walk and talk therapy is a form of psychotherapy that incorporates walking outdoors whilst we explore and talk about the issues that are impacting you.

Moving in outdoor spaces can sometimes feel less intense, more manageable and easier to be with. I also use the space to teach and practise with you, grounding techniques such as mindfulness or deep breathing to help centre you in the here and now. These techniques and resources can be practised out with the therapy session. Walk and Talk therapy can facilitate positive improvement in many mental health conditions including anxiety, depression and stress.

Walk and Talk FAQs

Initial assessment is done in my office and if we both feel walk and talk would be beneficial for you then we then establish when and where we will walk. Most routes will either be circular or there and back. Some routes will give the opportunity to sit and reflect, some clients prefer this.

I will check out the route in advance and any changes to the weather, I am happy to walk in most weathers.

If you are uncomfortable with the weather forecast, we can move our session into my office or online. I would generally only cancel if the weather would impede our ability to hear each other due to hoods being up or umbrellas restricting what we could see which is important in our therapy sessions.

Before our first session outdoors I will discuss with you how confidentiality can be implemented outdoors and will also be explained in my consent forms.

It is important for you to reflect on the possibility of others overhearing or witnessing you becoming emotional. I will do what I can to minimise this however I cannot remove the possibility of this happening.

If you enjoy being outdoors and wish to begin therapy, this may be a good option to consider. If you wish to incorporate more exercise and fresh air but struggle to find time to fit it in, this may be a good fit for you. Some people prefer the idea of walking side by side rather than face to face.

If the ideal of traditional therapy settings feels daunting or unappealing you may enjoy this alternative approach.

No, the pace will be set by you as much as possible. I will keep track of time and be mindful about when it we must be back at cars/starting point. If you have any medical concerns, please discuss with your G.P.

Yes, my fees are the same across the board.

About McCormick Counselling

Know More About Me

My office is central, based in East Kilbride Village and is close to many modes of public transport. There is ample free car parking. I am based next to a lovely community cafe. My office is discrete, warm, welcoming and cosy. I have received consistent feedback from my clients about how easy it is to settle in despite therapy being hard work. I encourage kicking off your shoes and snuggling up in your chair with a cushion and blanket if wanted or needed.

It is no secret that the idea of starting therapy can be challenging, overwhelming and scary. If needed, I will take the lead at the start to help you move forward. I will provide the space and encouragement for you to take on that role of empowerment in your journey of healing.

Feelings of being stuck and frustrated are common within the therapeutic journey. I strive to help my clients achieve their goals to overcome their difficulties as well as enabling them to achieve long-lasting change that will continue to benefit them long after our sessions.

Working with me you will get an experienced, non-judgemental and ethical therapist. We will work together to create a therapeutic bond that will empower you to move forward and change what is causing your emotional suffering.

I will give you space to be listened to and understood. I will compassionately challenge, encourage and hold you accountable whilst providing an unconditional safe space.

You may feel that you have lost your way due to the relentless weight of anxiety, stress and things that you could previously cope with now feel too overwhelming. Therapy is a powerful tool that can help. When you are struggling, everything starts to give. Your homelife, career, relationships suffer leaving you feeling overwhelmed and paralysed. 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approaches are highly effective and the tools and resources I use are backed by research and tailored to your specific concerns. Our work together will be targeted, active with your goals and expectations in mind. As you move through the therapeutic journey you will start to make the right decisions for you. You will be able to healthy self soothe and understand what is going on for you rather than just reacting.

Your mood, performance and overall well being will improve as you heal. You will feel that you are present in life again, not just surviving each day. You deserve to thrive.

It is important to understand that you will get more results from therapy if you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life. Therefore, beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, I may suggest some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process – such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviours or taking action on your goals. People seeking therapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.

Rachel McCormck

Frequently Asked Questions

While you may have been able to successfully manage difficult life situations in the past, seeking the guidance and support of a trained therapist allows for another perspective on how to solve your problems. Seeking therapy shows strength, insight, acceptance and a commitment to change. Participation in therapy can lead to lasting cognitive, emotional and behavioural changes in your life.

I work Monday to Thursdays and my office hours are between 9am to 10pm.

Each session with me (including assessment) lasts 50/55 mins and the cost is £70 per session (including assessment).

Double sessions can be arranged if there is a need for them. Clients have benefited from extra support at times throughout their journey.

I have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you cancel out with 24 hours of your session, there is no charge. I understand life can happen and to the best of my ability I will try to offer a reschedule for that week if you are cancelling within 24 hours, however if I am unable to reschedule for that week, payment is required.

Outside of 24 hours I will also try to accommodate requests for rescheduling based on my availability for that week however if I am unable to accommodate, I will book you in for the following week at your usual time. There is no charge for this.

Therapy sessions are confidential in almost every instance. I am required by law to protect your privacy and cannot discuss what we talk about in your sessions with anyone else. In addition, I am ethically responsible to keep your information confidential. In extreme circumstances of safety, some information may have to be shared, however, it will always be limited and the goal would be to ensure your safety and or the safety of others.