Kate Boyd CMCOSCA, BSCH (Assoc.)
Many people find it helpful to explore difficult issues and personal concerns with a counsellor. I provide a confidential service in a safe environment. As a counsellor I believe that people can decide their own destiny and difficulties may be overcome in a few therapy sessions.
What to expect
The first session together gives us the opportunity to meet and explore your issues or problems. The objective at this stage is to reach a common understanding and begin to develop plans for working on them. Subsequent sessions address the issues or problems identified with the client.
If you would like to have an initial chat on the phone or face to face or by email please contact me.
Sessions are usually at weekly or fortnightly intervals and therapy may be short or long term.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Counselling Member of COSCA having completed a postgraduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling. I am a Registered General Nurse and Mental Health Nurse and hold a Masters degree in Education from Aberdeen University. I have experience of working with adults, young people and groups.
I am an Associate member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH).
As a Counselling Member of COSCA, Scotland’s Professional Body for Counselling and Psychotherapy I adhere to its standards and code of practice, including guidelines on confidentiality and also follow the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) code of conduct. I receive regular supervision for my practice.
COSCA has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. This is recognition of my commitment to high standards'
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also practice clinical hypnotherapy. As well as increasing confidence and improving performance, hypnotherapy can help to make profound and lasting changes to thoughts, feelings and behaviour. In particular it has been successful in weight control, relieving stress, pain management, phobias and unwanted habits such as smoking and nail biting as well as many other conditions. If you would like to find out more about hypnotherapy and whether it is for you please contact us.
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£60 per session.
For couples and groups please contact me.
First Psychology counselling is in central Inverness opposite the bus and rail stations. I work flexible hours including Saturdays and evenings when required.
- Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Normal office hours plus evenings and weekends by appointment.
Types of client