Dr Isla MacLeod CPsychol
27 Strathallan Avenue
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, with experience of working both within the NHS and a third sector organisation which offers support to those affected by cancer. I believe that therapy works best when it is a collaborative undertaking, and so I will work with you in a way suited to you and your therapeutic needs.
I have experience of working with many mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, panic, low self-confidence and self-esteem issues, phobias, suicidality, personality disorders, abuse, relationship issues, and work stress, amongst others. I have a special interest in working with those affected by chronic and terminal illnesses, including those with the illness, their carers, family members and friends. I also have an interest in working with all types of bereavement, including bereavement due to stillbirth and neonatal death, and due to suicide.
I believe that mental wellness is important, so I offer stress and anxiety management, and relaxation.
I offer individual and group therapy and will work with families.
Training, qualifications & experience
M.A. (Hons), MSc Psychological Studies, DPsych Counselling Psychology
I have a Masters Degree from Glasgow University in Psychological Studies and a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology for Glasgow Caledonian University. I also have an M.A.(Hons) in English from Aberdeen University.
Before retraining in psychology, I taught English, working with children and adolescents outside mainstream education, and with educational needs. I have experience of working within a Community Mental Health Team (CMHT), dealing with a wide range of mental health issues, and for a third sector organisation offering support to those affected by cancer. I have undertaken research into aspects of bereavement by stillbirth and neonatal death.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Loss, especially associated with chronic and terminal diagnoses.
Still-birth and neonatal death.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Individual therapy sessions are £60 per 50 minute session.
An initial assessment session lasting 30 minutes is available on request, £35.
Bereavement Groups run for 8 two-hour sessions and cost £200. (Maximum 6 clients)
Relaxation classes cost £25 per session, or 5 sessions for £100. (Maximum 6 clients)
Stress and Anxiety Management Groups run for 6 sessions and cost £160. (Maximum 6 clients)
Student discounts may be available on request.
Cancelled or missed appointments will be charged at full rate, unless 48 hours notice is given.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
7.30 am till 9 pm Monday to Friday, and 9 am till 3 pm Saturday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|