The Hopesprings Story
Hopesprings was founded by Gary Owen in 2006. A registered practitioner with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Gary has experience in working across a range of sectors both public and private. In addition to providing counselling for individuals and couples, he is also qualified and has more than twenty years of experience working with adolescents and young people with learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Hopesprings opened its first premises in 2010 in Fleming House, Kirkton Campus. More recently we expanded to a suite of purpose-built consulting rooms in Tron House, Quarrywood Court near Livingston Village in West Lothian.
We are principally a counselling agency and provide a range of services designed to support adults, adolescents and young people.
We started in modest circumstances when Gary opened his first private practice in 2006, practicing from his home address. Since then we have grown into one of West Lothian’s largest and foremost counselling agencies and helped hundreds of people from all walks of life across South Central Scotland.
In 2009 we extended our provision to include programmes of support for those affected by dyslexia, autism and other neuro-diverse conditions. We have a friendly, professional team with experience of working across a variety of disciplines including health, education and the private sector.
In 2013 we began offering a consultancy and training service to organisations and institutions across a range of sectors and across the length and breadth of the UK. We provide advice and training on all aspects of workplace stress, anxiety and depression and other related mental health issues.
In 2018 Gary was appointed to the BACP’s Private Practice Divisional Executive.
Our team consists of professionals with a variety of backgrounds and working with a range of orientations. The team has extensive experience delivering training programmes to the corporate, education and health sectors. We have developed a range of training opportunities designed to assist organisations and businesses to manage workplace stress and anxiety, staff well-being and improve customer relations.
Every member of the team is fully qualified, a member of the national regulating body and carries the necessary insurance indemnity.
We offer a friendly and confidential service that meets the highest professional standards.
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An awareness of feelings and symptoms giving rise to concerns that health may be starting to affect a person’s capacity to function and live life to the full.
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