Marie MacLeod, Alba Counselling
28 Forth Street
Dumfries And Galloway
I welcome individual adult and couple clients in Edinburgh and Dumfries, who are looking for support as they work through difficult times and issues.
Counselling lets you reflect on where you are in your life at a regular time each week. Talking to a trained professional in a quiet, calm space can help you work out how things that happened in the past may be impacting on your current life. My role as a private counsellor is to support you as you gain deeper understanding and fresh perspectives on how things are, or could be.
I do my utmost to offer you a prompt and suitable time to meet for an initial session that gives us both a chance to find out what you hope to gain from counselling, and to think about how best to work together. Once we agree 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.
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
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
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions are scheduled for 50 minutes.
Fees: Individuals: £45 Couples: £60
Family consultancy fees available on request.
I also work with intercultural relationships, cross-cultural relationships, expat issues (relocation, separation)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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|Other languages:||Portuguese Spanish|
Daytime and evening appointments in Edinburgh EH1 - Mon, Tues, Wed and in Dumfries DG1 - Thurs, Fri, Sat
Types of client