Alice Curteis

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Registered MBACP, PGDip Counselling
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St Andrews, KY16
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

When you are struggling with a difficult issue or suffering from distressing emotions or circumstances, you may find it helpful to talk things through, in confidence, with someone who is not connected to you in any way. I will listen to you without judging you, offering you warm support and the chance to work through your difficulty at a pace that suits you. You will have the time and space to think and talk about what you need, and we will work together to try to improve things.

I have experience in working with bereavement and other losses, ill health/disability, stress, anxiety, depression, domestic abuse, relationship issues, addictions, anger,  life transitions, low self esteem and other issues.

I am a pluralistic counsellor with a person-centred core. This means that above all I will listen sensitively and carefully, accepting you and what you say without judging you, and providing you with the time and space to explore your thoughts and feelings. Much of our work together may be 'just talking'. However there are many ways to work in counselling and I can offer other techniques if they seem more useful.

The starting point will be a conversation about what you hope to get out of counselling and what we might do to begin to address the issue. Perhaps you already know what your goals are but it can be difficult at first to know what you want to achieve, in which case we can take time to understand why you're seeking counselling.

I aim to provide a safe space in which you feel you are an equal partner and where you can express your preferences for how we work together. For example, you might want to focus on what’s happening now, or on what happened in the past, or the future, and I will respect that. I will give you the opportunity to say if something we do hasn't been helpful and I encourage comments and feedback.

I work one-to-one with individual clients. My counselling room is in a quiet part of St Andrews, 10 minutes' walk from the centre of town. I am available during daytimes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, University of Abertay Dundee

Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Accredited Alcohol Counsellor (Alcohol Focus Scotland)

I have worked in the voluntary sector as an alcohol support counsellor and with survivors of domestic abuse, as well as in private practice.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£45 for a 50 minute session (£35 students/unwaged/low waged)
A lower fee may be available. Contact me for details.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Daytimes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

St Andrews, KY16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Ground floor. Approach from street along paved and gravel paths. There is a step (10cm high, 30cm wide) at the doorway with grab rails inside and outside. Not wheelchair accessible.

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