MGF Counselling Services

English Speaking Counsellor. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. NLP Hypnotherapy for Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Addictions and Weight loss. Glenys Forrester (B.Sc.Psych) (M.Sc. Pysch)

My name is Glenys Forrester and I am a trained Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist with an interest in health psychology, both physical and emotional.

I was born in the United Kingdom but educated and trained in Cognitive Behavioral Psychology and Relational Psychotherapy in Canada and the United States. I have many years of counselling experience, beginning in the field of human resources and for a long period of time in the field a sexual abuse/assault.

Before coming to France in 2007, I was in private practice for 5 years where I explored my particular interest in clients dealing with the difficulties of serious illness, both physical and emotional. I worked with clients experiencing many and varied problems. I now live in Dordogne, France, and I am reaching out to those who may benefit from my experience.

I am particularly interested in assisting those who are facing the challenge of serious illness and/or those of you who are caring for loved ones facing a major illness. Diseases such as cardiovascular disease (heart and stroke), cancer, Alzheimers disease and weight-related illness such as diabetes are becoming more and more common and the stress created by such diagnoses brings anxiety, depression, relationship problems and fear of loss.

Your past experiences can greatly influence the way you react when faced with situations that bring bad feelings to the surface. It can be helpful to to examine your past history in order to better understand your reactions to lifes difficult challenges. It is possible to change your responses and then to cope better. Psychotherapy can be a good way to uncover the roots of why you think and feel in a particular way.
When our lives feel unsatisfactory, when problems overwhelm us, when no one seems to listen or care, then the role of the counselor offers a warm, supportive and accepting presence. In client-centred therapy we work as equals, working to discover or uncover the heart of your problem and to identify what needs to be changed, to clarify the situation and to give you hope for the future.
The first step is to acknowledge that there is a problem. The second step is to identify in what way you would like it to be resolved. 

I can help....please get in touch.