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We are living in very challenging times. Lockdown, work and financial worries, health and family dynamics are taking their toll for many of us at the moment. Feeling overwhelmed, low or completely numb are all very natural reactions to a crisis of this scale, and talking with someone can help.

In response to Covid-19, I am currently offering telephone and video conferencing sessions to individuals at a reduced rate

I am a chartered Counselling Psychologist offering flexible therapeutic approaches encompassing principles of cognitive behavioural therapy and person-centred therapy. I am clinically experienced in working within the NHS and third sector in adult mental health settings and working with children, young people and families within specialist services. I have supported people with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma, addictions, career stress, bereavement, chronic health conditions, compulsions and relational problems. I am also experienced in offering psychological consultation and training to groups and organisations.

I have a special interest in trauma and the ways in which it can shape us throughout our lives, and impact our relationships and families. I am also interested in women's mental health issues including post-natal depression, birth trauma and relational abuse.

I offer highly individualised therapy packages which are designed collaboratively with you to fit with your budget and needs. My diverse career background includes working in legal, corporate, social care, health care and educational settings. I have also lived and worked overseas for a number of years. As such, I have a knowledgeable and open-minded approach to people of all backgrounds. If you feel that you might have particular needs for your psychological therapy, I will be pleased to discuss these with you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been awarded the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych) from Glasgow Caledonian University and is both a chartered Counselling Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and registered with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapy (BACP). I also hold a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and an LL.b. (Hons) in Scots Law.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Initial Assessment by Phone (Free of charge)

Individual Therapy £65-£100

Concessions available.


Mon - Evenings Only

Wed - Evenings Only

Thur - Evenings Only

Fri - Evenings Only

Saturday  - Mornings / Afternoons Only

Further information

I recognise that speaking to a psychologist and starting therapy can feel anxiety provoking for almost everyone. I am very approachable and willing to talk through initial nerves or apprehension with anyone interested in working with her.

34 West George Street

Type of session

In person
Home visits

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.

Dr Ailie Mitchell

Dr Ailie Mitchell