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MBACP Accredited, MSc Counselling

About me

  • I work with both individuals and couples. I'm an experienced and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with over ten years experience. I work with most symptoms of distress , anxiety , depressions, life crisis points etc. Call or email to set up an initial session - appointments usually within a fortnight. An initial consultation will give you a chance to talk about your main concerns, focus on what you want from counselling, and help you decide if you want to work with me.

  • Post pandemic I have a face to face practice in Galashiels on Tuesdays and also continue to work on line, I have undertaken BACP training in how to work safely on line. 

    Trained in counselling and trauma work I integrate different ways of working in response to what comes up during sessions building a safe therapeutic relationship where you can feel free to explore at your own pace. My role is to help you explore, discover and clarify ways of living your life with a greater sense of wellbeing.

    time limited or long term counselling offered for anyone over 16 years old . I also offer counselling supervision.

    I practice face to face in Galashiels and offer appointments during the week/weekends and some evening appointments available

  • Face to Face
  • Via secure internet link on Zoom VSEE or by phone

Testimonial

Counselling with Mandy gave me back my life. My mind had spiraled out of control due to unresolved issues that had accumulated over the years and had resurfaced with the death of my beloved father. Mandy made it easy for me to understand what had happened in my brain, then had given me some powerful tools to deal with the stresses I was under at the time. Along with her patience and empathy I found it easy to open up and talk through some childhood parenting issues. At 52, therapy was not at first easy to associate myself with. I thought that I could heal myself. This was not true, I couldn't and by the time I found Mandy I was in a real mess. A mess that could have been sorted out so much sooner. If you are reading this, give yourself the tools to not only understand but heal. Give Mandy an email.
DC 2016

Training, qualifications & experience

My training track has been a journey from body centred practice to talking therapy and I now use insights gained from both in the way I work.

I have over ten years experience which includes working in NHS settings, specialist voluntary sector counselling services specialising in abuse and trauma recovery and also in private practice.

My background and training includes counselling, body work, trauma informed psychotherapy, and training in counselling supervision.

  • MSc(Distinction) in Counselling studies from Edinburgh University
  • Supervising Individuals and Groups - Strathclyde University Counselling Unit
  • Certificate in Couple Counselling - Relationship Scotland
  • Sensori Motor Psychotherapy - Level 1 , Sensori Motor Psychotherapy Institute
  • Trained in Postual Integration, deep myofascial massage and emotional release - ITEC massage anatomy and physiology
  • TRE (Trauma and Tension Releasing Exercises) Certified Provider and Mentor, TRE Scotland (cic) www.trescotland.com

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

My fee's are negotiable according to individual circumstances

When I work

Available weekdays and some weekend and evening appointments

Galashiels, Scottish Borders, TD1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

VSee
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I’m person centred in orientation but very familiar with psychodynamic theories.

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