Gina McKie, Radio Clyde presenter, is not only passionate about the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, but also about helping others with anxiety, fears, phobias and confidence. Gina hosted the Renfrewshire Festival launch event, Feel Good Friday, where she spoke more about inspiring change.

‘I’m a talker, of course, so I’m currently halfway through creating my own audiobook. I could write things down, but it’s easier for me to record them.’

Gina is a qualified counsellor, hypnotherapist, reiki master and Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner. She has also studied Psychology. But it is from her years of working in the media that she has seen how limiting a lack of confidence can be:

‘It’s easy to lose confidence, and I’ve seen it be knocked out of people. I’ve known people who want to go on auditions for TV and films, and just can’t find the confidence to do it.’

And that’s where her latest venture, her audiobook Change Your Life Over Lunch, comes in.

‘Confidence doesn’t grow like hair or nails. This audiobook is my system to build confidence. I want people to go out and grasp at what they want in life, not to get caught up in the minutiae and to stop worrying what others will think. I want to make a difference in their life.’

It seems like Gina is already making a huge difference in the lives of her current clients, who she loves to ‘help fly’. And it is this nurturing, warm persona that makes Gina so inviting, and so very genuine.


Written by Louise Marie Smith

Image by Stephen Rygielski


You can listen to a free chapter from Gina’s audiobook on her website: