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Cahya Counselling Welcomes You

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What is Cahya Counselling?

Person Centred Relational Counselling

Cahya Counselling offers talking therapy from a fully qualified and BACP registered therapist, with a Masters degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy. Person Centered Relational Therapy is based on developing a caring and trusting, working relationship, that feels safe, supportive and therapeutic. Your therapist aims to be attentive and non judgmental, providing listening and reflection, to allow an open exploration of any difficulties or issues you may raise. Counselling is not advice giving, but aims to enable and empower individual choices and the ability to draw on ones own resources in a confidential and non judgmental space. 

Confidentiality is a vital aspect to the therapeutic relationship and contributes to a successful outcome. It is important to highlight that only in circumstances of immediate risk of serious harm/death, or danger to yourself or others, would this confidentiality be breached. This is not a decision that is taken lightly and the aim is for clients to have full knowledge and assist in this process.

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Why seek help from a therapist?

People may access counselling for a variety of reasons, some of which being; abuse, addiction, anxiety, bereavement/greif/loss, childhood family issues, life changes, self esteem, panic attacks, stress, living with chronic illness, sexuality and gender.


Together we explore difficulties and issues, look for more clarity of experiences and relationships between self and others. We look at strengths and limitations and increase an understanding of self-worth, values and boundaries to find the choices that feel right for you.

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What do I offer, fees and where am I?

I work from a researched model, and I am accountable to the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework. I offer different ways of working, individually tailored to the needs and circumstances of the client. This can be done on an open ended; short term or on a time limited basis. Sessions can be ended at any time but it is important to acknowledge that the beginning and ending of therapy ideally involves a discussion to ensure client needs are met through the whole process.

I am based in Renfrewshire, working online and on various premises which are arranged depending on client need. Sessions last 50 minutes with various adaptations pre arranged if needed. 

Each Online session costs £40 for 50minutes and In person sessions cost £55 for 50 minutes due to the need for room hire. Payments must be made 24 hours in advance. This payment is non refundable for any cancellations within 24 hours of the arranged appointment time. This policy has the aim of encouraging commitment and consistency with sessions benefitting therapeutic outcomes; and also allows the appointment to be offered to someone else in need. 

I aim to answer any emails or texts within 24 hours except for weekends. If I am with a client during the following opening hours I will do my best to reply when I am available.

Opening hours are : 

Monday 11.30 - 19.30

Tuesday 11.30 - 19.30

Wednesday 11:30 - 19.30

Thursday 11:30 - 17.50

For answers to any further questions or arrange a telephone consultation with no obligation, please get in touch through the link below.

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Learn More About Me

Lindsay Westwood BSc MSc MBACP (Registered)

Hello, my name is Lindsay Westwood. I am professionally qualified with a Masters degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have a background in psychology and creative practices.  I have trained in the Person Centred Relational Model of therapy which allows for an exploration of the various challenges and issues life throws at us.  I am accountable to the BACP Ethical Framework and offer a safe, confidential, non judgmental, therapeutic, counselling relationship. I believe people have their own innate drive for growth and have their own knowledge within. This process allows individuals to make the unconscious conscious and find their own answers.

I have over 600 hours of counselling experience. I have over a years experience working closely with young people and their families where my style of working has grown and developed to accommodate individual needs in many different ways. Though trained as a Person centred therapist I feel my practice has become more eclectic as I draw upon all of my learning and tailor my practice to the presenting issue. I have over a years experience focusing on grief and I have specialist training and experience working in areas such as the effects of adverse childhood experiences, anger, sexual abuse, stress and anxiety, the effects of substance misuse in families, and online sexual risk. 


I provide the necessary conditions for exploration and provided psychoeducation to allow for an understanding of our various processes and a gateway to self acceptance. 

I continually seek out opportunities for continued professional development and have spent much of that time studying the various models of trauma, working with mindful awareness and the different configurations of self. I will continue to learn with every client and promise to have empathy, integrity, honesty and safety at the forefront.

I also provide inner child workshops where adults can nurture the less serious part of themselves, bringing play and fun back into their lives; mindfulness practice groups where you can learn to use your breath to work with your body and mind to find inner peace. 

Please keep an eye on my Facebook page for group updates coming soon

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Reviews and Testimonials

These words have been kept anonymous to protect clients privacy in therapy.

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"Very Understanding"

Written on May 14, 2023.

Lindsay and I looked at looked at stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem and coping with life changes.

Specialist Training Managing Sexual risk

I am able to offer the COFRA 121 Compassion Focused Risk Aware: One-to-one programme for Managing Sexual Risk, The COFRA 121 programme consists of sixteen 90-minute sessions, totalling 24 hours of therapeutic and rehabilitative input for men who pose a sexual risk.
These sessions are costed at £60 per hour.
This is a therapeutic rehabilitation programme to help individuals to manage sexual risk and to live a more pro-social, satisfying life. It is evidence-informed and brings together compassionate mindfulness, CBT and strengths-focused approaches. I offer a structured, yet flexible, easy to follow way of working with internet offenders and those who have not offended but who may be at risk of doing so, or those who are displaying problematic sexual behaviour.

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If you are part of a court case in or around the topic of sexual risk then I am unable to offer this programme until the outcome of the case has been finalised.
All specifications will be outlined at the initial contracting stage where we can both decide if we can work together.
This is a prevention programme for people who do not wish to act on their thoughts and feelings.

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For immediate support

Please dial 999 or contact one of the following agencies;

Breathing Space : 0800 83 85 87. www.breathingspace.scot

SANE: 0300 304 7000. www.sane.org.uk

Samaritans : 116123. www.samaritans.org 

Alcoholics Anonymous: 0800 917 7650. www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

National Gambling Helpline: 0808 802 133. www.begambleaware.org

Narcotics Anonymous: 0300 999 1212

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Carl Rogers (1902-1987) : 
On Becoming a Person

"A person is a fluid process, not a fixed and static entity; a flowing river of change, not a block of solid material; a continually changing constellation of potentialities, not a fixed quality of traits."

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