Allister Murdoch Reg. MBACP
28 Forth Street
I provide a counselling and psychotherapy service for individual clients,18 years old and over. I offer appointments Monday to Friday until 9pm and on a Saturday until 6pm. This allows me to offer you appointments at times that are convenient for most people.
I have been providing counselling since 2004 in both the voluntary and private sector. I opened this full time practice in 2007 when I returned to Scotland from London.
I am working between Wed 28th and Saturday 31st December.
I specialise in working with individual clients wanting therapy for:
- Domestic Abuse
- Emotional impact of living with epilepsy
- Men's Issues.
- Personal Development
- Relationship issues
At your initial session you will have the chance to have a full 50 minute session at which you can talk about what has made you look for counselling/support. It will additionally give you the chance to decide if counselling is for you, whether I am the counsellor for you and ask any questions that you may have.
Counselling provides you the time, space and support from me to talk about whatever is feel is a problem for you and explore the choices available to you and I provide support to you in order to find a different way of life that works for you. Counselling is not an advice service.
My practice attracts a large number of men alongside women. The number of men coming for counselling is growing rapidly and I am proud to support it's growth. Clients of all genders, sexualities, faiths or none, cultures, nationalities are welcome..
I have extensive specialised training and experience working with clients of sexuality and gender diversities from an affirmative perspective.
I am happy to discuss seeing clients on weekly or fortnight basis. I work on a short term or long term basis with clients.I work on a short term or long term basis with clients.
I hold a PVG certificate from Disclosure Scotland.
"I underwent therapy for a number of long term difficulties with Allister, including anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties. Allister provided a safe, trusting environment where I could explore these issues. Allister helped me make choices that lead to personal growth and long lasting change as I have become able to deal much better with my difficulties. A huge thank you to Allister ! I.M., Glasgow".
"Allister created a space where I could be myself and openly talk about anything. He gave me the tools and experience to help unlock the answers to my problems." GD Edinburgh
Training, qualifications & experience
Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapy from Spectrum Training,(London)
Post Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy and a further 4 years at an on going Post Graduate Group.2004
Spectrum One Year Course in Psychotherapy. 2003
Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills (Pairs)
Spectrum Sexuality Programme. (London 1998 -2001)
Certificate in Counselling (Birkbeck College, UCL, London) 1998
Essentials in Gender And Sexual Diversity Therapy (Pink Therapy)
I am committed to further professional development (CPD) and supervision. I regularly attend conferences and training courses to enhance and add to my practice.
Trinity Hospice (London) 2005 - http://www.trinityhospice.org.uk/
Safe Space (Dunfermline) 2007 - 2009 - http://www.safe-space.co.uk/ For survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Abused Men in Scotland Helpline(AMIS) Feb 2015 - Dec 2016
http://www.amis.org.uk/ Abused Men in Scotland (AMIS) is a national organisation providing support to any man affected by domestic abuse.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. www.bacpregister.org.uk (I am listed in Glasgow)
I am a founding member of the BACP Coaching Section. www.bacpcoaching.co.uk
I am listed in The Directory of Pink Therapists. www.pinktherapy.com
I have provided lectures/talks to both professional therapy bodies including The Scottish Association for Psychodynamic Counselling www.sapc-counselling.com. and at Strathclyde University.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Emotional impact of living with epilepsy
Emotional difficulties of Chemsex
(ChemSex is a common term used by gay men on sexual networking sites and smartphone Apps).
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Full cost Individual Face to Face sessions (50 minutes) £45.00 per session.
Lower Cost Individual Face to Face sessions (50minutes) £35.00 per session.
Lower cost sessions are available to people with an income of less than £20K per annum.
I accept payment by cash or cheque at the end of each session. Paypal payments can be accepted in advance via my website.
Making an appointment.
Please include a contact telephone number if you email me.
My phone is off when I am with clients. You may find that your call goes straight to voicemail please leave a message. I will call you within 24 hours, Monday to Friday between 10am and 9pm, on a Sunday between 5pm and 9pm.
I do not reply to calls on a Saturday except with clients with pre-arranged appointments for that specific Saturday.
Current Availability (Week commencing 5 December)
I have space for 2 new evening clients in Edinburgh on a Thursday at 8pm and 9pm.
I have space available on a Saturday after 12 noon.
Extra daytime appointments on a Thursday will be available starting 29th December.
Clients can also be seen in Glasgow City Centre
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday my first appointment is at 10am and my last is at 9pm.
Saturday between 10am - 6pm.
See Any Further Information section for my up to date availability.
Types of client