Caroline McGaffin

South Ayrshire


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South Ayrshire


About me

I am Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist and currently in training as adult psychoanalytic psychotherapist.

I work with mothers and infants, children and adolescents with the following kinds of problems:
Anxious mums and upset babies, attachment difficulties, tantrums and oppositional behaviour.
With older children: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self harming, suicidal behaviour.

I offer one- off consultations, ongoing parent work, assessments of children and adolescents.
Long term psychotherapy where indicated,
Brief psychotherapy for adolescents with depression and anxiety (6 months)

Work with adults:
I offer assessment and where indicated non intensive/ intensive (3x week) psychotherapy using couch. The kind of problems that intensive psychotherapy can be effective for is working through past trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post degrees (law and psychology) I trained at the Anna Freud Centre in London as Child Psychotherapist where I continued to work and teach once qualified. I have worked in a number of different settings: children's homes, EBD school, adolescent drop in service and for the last 15 years CAMHS, (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) 10 with Ayrshire and Arran NHS where I am Head of Service for Psychotherapy. I have taught infant observation courses at the Anna Freud Centre, Observation course for Disability at the Tavistock and Portman; and am a training supervisor for the Scottish Child Psychotherapy training.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Therapies offered


One off consultation of an hour and half... £60
Assessment of children is usually 5 weekly meetings of an hour, initial meeting with parents, 3 with child and feedback meeting with parents... £255
Psychotherapy for children and adolescents £55/session (weekly with an agreement to a minimum of 18 months) unless brief intervention indicated.
Psychotherapy for adults... is negotiable due to being in training - see below.

Further information

Training for adults is provided by North East Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists. (due to finish dec 2015) All work is intensively supervised. The training has enriched my 20 years of work with adolescents and young adults and enables me to register with the BPC both through membership of NEAPP.
I am also registered with Human Development Scotland as Child & Adolescent psychotherapist
ACP is accredited by Professional Standards Authority

Maps & Directions

Ayr, KA7

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


I have immediate availability

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