About me

Would you like a safe space to talk with a trained and qualified counsellor and explore the things that trouble you?

Do you want someone to listen and respond in a constructive way so as to help you find out what bothers you?

If you are worried or anxious about anything, then counselling may help. We all live in close company with problems we would prefer not to have. Dealing with those problems is something that takes time, patience and care. It also takes commitment and courage, especially if some of the issues that arise become difficult for you.

Time Out Counselling offers a discreet, safe, confidential, and caring service where you can work out what you feel is right for you with a view to making changes.

Time Out Counselling Service offers telephone counselling to adults,  and EAP work.

A counselling session lasts for one hour.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling Supervision. University of Edinburgh.
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling. University of Edinburgh.
MA (Hons) University of Edinburgh

Continuing Professional Development:-
Couples and Relationship Counselling 1
Introduction to Mindfulness.
An Introduction to Sleep and Sleeping Problems: Psycho behavioural Assessment and Treatment Opportunities.
Telephone Counselling Training: working with long and short term counselling.
The Nature of Trauma and Dissociation.

BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


Additional information

Individual telephone counselling session £40

Further information

Sessions are by appointment only, for more information or to make an appointment please telephone 07775 816424

This will be an answer machine. Please leave your name and contact details and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Or, you can e-mail, info@timeoutcounselling.co.uk

Inch Road
Scottish Borders

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Dawn Blackmore

Dawn Blackmore