Theresa Henry MBACP (Accred). Counsellor and Psychotherapist
312 Broughty Ferry Road
I am fully qualified and highly experienced BACP Accredited Counsellor and mental health practitioner with over 20 years experience working within the NHS and voluntary sector: supporting adults and young people to identify and explore issues, situations and emotions which are causing distress in their lives and support them to take action and move forward.
As an accredited Counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I have undertaken a robust assessment by the BACP which involves the submission of written work on theory and practice, a case study and supporting supervisors report. I have been proven " to meet the standard for a competent, ethical and independent practitioner" and approved to receive accreditation status. I am one of a few accredited counsellors working in this area on the counselling directory.
No two people are the same. I will treat you with respect and as an individual. I will not judge you or give you advice. I will work with you to create a safe environment in which you feel safe to trust me, and the counselling process. I will support you to identify what you want to achieve from counselling and together we will set goals and review our work. I have the skills and experience to help you through this process.
I am trained to work with a wide range of skills and techniques from various counselling theories. Once you have set your goal, I will suggest techniques and approaches that we could work with together, ultimately, it is your choice and if you find an approach isn't working for you, we will find another.
Approaches and techniques which I use are: CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Constructive Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Art Therapy and Image work.
You will receive a service from me which is tailored to meet your needs, which supports you to face the issues/emotions which are causing you distress and take action: not only will you have my support within the face to face sessions but if appropriate I can provide you with reading materials and strategies which you can focus on in between sessions; referrals to organisations/services and provide written reports if required.
Please give me a phone or email if you are considering working with me and I would be happy to discuss matters further and often it can help to have a conversation before attending your first appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters of Education - Northern College of Further Education
PostGraduate Diploma in Counselling - University of Abertay
Postgraduate Diploma in Community Education - Northern College of Further Education
Bachelor of Design (Hons) Ceramics - Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art
Certificate in Art Therapy - Edinburgh University Settlement
EMDR Training - Richman EMDR Training
As an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I have to ensure that I complete at least 30 hours training each year. I receive training each year in child and adult protection and additional training which supports my development as a therapist and enhances my work with clients.
I have undertaken specialist counselling training in Alcohol misuse and Eating Disorders: have extensive specialist training in Mental health and Wellbeing: Suicide Prevention: Health Behavioural Change Coaching and Mindfulness Training.
I have extensive experience in working with young people and adults.
I have experience of supporting young people to understand their emotions and feelings and manage distress in relation to the following areas and learn strategies to cope with: living in a step family/divorce and separation; domestic abuse; alcohol misuse - (either their own or that of a parent/family member); self harm; low self esteem and self confidence, body image; depression, anxiety and anger; loss, uncertainty, change, gender and sexuality.
I also have experience of supporting adults with similar issues, in addition to these I have supported adults with the following issues; long term health conditions, mental health problems, trauma, bereavement, personal assault, addiction, relationship issues and loss of hope.
I am an experienced trainer and groupwork facilitator in mental health and wellbeing groups and courses, including Scotlands Mental Health First Aid course. I deliver counselling groups on anxiety, building self esteem and self confidence; anger; creativity and wellbeing.
Referrals to other agencies/services
I have an extensive understanding of support organisations and services in Dundee and Angus, and comprehensive referral routes which can be utilised by any of my clients who wish to do so.
I have personal insurance and a current Disclosure Scotland check. I am an accredited member of the BACP, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I work within the ethical guidelines of the BACP and have a confidentiality policy which I will discuss with you.
I have monthly supervision which is a quality control mechanism to ensure that I am working in the best possible way with clients.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
I am currently working with adults and young people over 14 years old.
Each session lasts approximately 50 minutes
Payment per session is £55
My fees reflect my experience, skills and the quality of service that you will receive.
I have mid afternoon, evening and weekend availability
Accredited Member of the BACP
"Because of working with Theresa I was able to look in the mirror and recognise myself again".
"I found talking to Theresa very easy from the start because she is genuinely interested in you as a person and is very quick to grasp the situation. She opened up new lines of thought and introduced me to some techniques which helped enormously both in the short term and long term giving me more confidence to face situations and deal with some issues. ". Male client
"Theresa has been wonderful to work with over the past few months. She has a warm and welcoming personality that put me at ease almost immediately and which made the sometimes daunting task of talking about myself much easier to do. She's an excellent listener and what's more really seems to hear the things you say, reflecting and remembering for later. She's flexible in her methods and offers you the chance to do things the way that works best for you, whatever that might be.
Theresa has really helped me think through things and put structures in place for dealing with anything that life might throw at me, making me more confident and content right here and now. I've enjoyed our sessions and would highly recommend her to anyone for a kind and encouraging counsellor in Tayside". Female Client
"Theresa really is interested in you as a person, and really listens to what you have to say. She works in a way which suits me and has helped me tremendously in dealing with my issues and becoming more self reliant" Male Client
"Going to counselling with Theresa is one of the most useful things I have ever done. It has really increased my confidence and had a very positive impact on my relationships with those closest to me. Theresa is a sensitive and caring professional who encourages you to take responsibility for your own emotional wellbeing in a support ive way. She made me challenge my own roles and behaviour and those of others in my life. This encouraged me to look at my life afresh and to adopt strategies that helped me feel happier and more in control". Female Client
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mid afternoon, evenings and weekend appointments
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|