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About me

During the COVID 19 period I am only seeing clients online.  I am also offering some free sessions to frontline NHS staff from Dumfries and Galloway who are being affected by the current conditions.

I usually see clients face to face or online via Skype, Zoom, or Facetime.  Counselling is effective for a wide range of issues including: depression and anxiety, recovery from trauma and abuse, OCD, PTSD, insomnia, work related stress and many more. (See the list further down the page) Counselling can also be useful with personal development and when making life choices.
Integrative Counselling combines the insights and techniques of different therapies - e.g. cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamic, and person centred therapy - to respond flexibly to each client's way of thinking, feeling and behaving. Using this approach we can work with a wide range of isses.
Everyone has unique experiences and strengths: these include the ability to heal, change, and grow; while Integrative Counselling offers a wide range of established therapeutic techniques, it also supports people in discovering and developing their own ways of working towards change.
I am a Registered, Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I have been in private practice since 2006. (Register number: 27592)

I follow the BACP's Ethical Framework.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Psychology.
Post Graduate Counselling Certificate.
Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. (Integrative)
Substance Misuse Awareness training Accredited with University of Wales
Motivational Interviewing training with Cardiff Alcohol and Drug Team, Cardiff Royal Infirmary.
Accredited and Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

I have experience of working as a counsellor with substance misuse agencies and with MIND. (Mental health charity).

I am a BUPA Registered Practitioner. Number 30045136.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Trichotillomania, Tinnitus and Hyperacusis.


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

£30.00 introductory session (60 minutes).
Individuals £40.00 per session (60 minutes)

I offer reduced rates for clients on a lower income.

Health Insurance: I am a BUPA Registered Practitioner. Number 30045136.

EAPs fees by arrangement


Sessions available 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (session start times) Monday to Friday

Newton Stewart
Dumfries And Galloway

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

There is a wheelchair ramp, and the building is all on ground level.


S. Jacquie Dohrn

S. Jacquie Dohrn