Marie MacLeod, Alba Counselling
28 Forth Street
Dumfries And Galloway
07751 899043 / 07751 899043
Counselling gives you a regular time and space each week to reflect on your life now, and the impact of past events. My role is to support you in gaining insight and fresh perspectives on your life and relationships.
I work with individual adults and couples from a diverse range of backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientation and gender identity. I have specific training in relationships, adult sexuality and family systems.
An initial session gives us both a chance to find out what you hope to gain from counselling, and to think about how best to work together. After committing to work together, we will review regularly to make sure that you are getting what you want from counselling, and to prepare for ending once our work is complete.
It takes courage to take the first step towards counselling, but out of that courage grows the hope of insight and personal growth. I warmly encourage you to consider taking that step.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained to work taking an integrative approach based on psychodynamic, systemic, relationship and adult sexuality theories.
Diploma in Relationship Counselling awarded by Relationships Scotland / Napier University
Certificate in Counselling Skills awarded by Relationships Scotland.
I am currently undergoing additional Diploma-level training in Online Counselling with the Academy of Online Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Additional training courses in Risk Assessment, Collaborative Practice, Psychodynamics of Couple Relationships, SafeTALK and ASIST
As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I work within its Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, and adhere to its complaints procedure.
I am a family consultant member of Consensus Collaboration Scotland, working within an interdisciplinary team to support couples seeking to divorce with dignity.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions are scheduled for 50 minutes.
Fees: Individuals: £45 Couples: £55
Family consultancy fees available on request.
I also work with intercultural relationships, cross-cultural relationships, expat issues (relocation, separation)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Portuguese Spanish|
Daytime and evening appointments in Edinburgh EH1 - Mon, Tues, Wed and in Dumfries DG1 - Thurs, Fri, Sat
Types of client