Bethea Robertson PGDip MBACP
I work individually with children of all ages, young people and adults.
I offer a private, confidential space and a genuine relationship where you will be accepted and respected.
My counselling training is in pluralism, which means that I have learned a range of therapeutic skills from which I can draw. I like to create a therapy for each client depending on what best suits the individual. My clients do not have to fit into a specific theory or way of doing therapy. Through working in this way I offer freedom for my clients to go where they want to go in whichever way they choose and I will be alongside, responding in ways that I feel to be appropriate at the time. This allows me to draw on the many aspects of theory and therapeutic approaches that I find useful.
As a counsellor, it is important to me that I am alongside someone; attuned to them, and that the person feels that they are fully seen and heard by me.
For me, the relationship with my client holds the highest value in bringing about change and when the client experiences the presence and attentiveness of the therapist, the healing potential that I believe is possible within this relationship is great.
“Sometimes it is only through such an act of being seen and heard completely that we can begin to know how we really think and feel.” Lott, (2000)
This is illustrated by a young male client who gave me this feedback “Counselling has helped me a lot. It helps because you’re having your voice heard by someone and by yourself.”
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, Abertay University.
Post Graduate Certificate Abuse and Abuse Related Trauma, The Robert Gordon University.
Post Graduate Certificate Child Welfare and Protection, Stirling University.
BA Social Work, The Robert Gordon University.
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level 1 and 2
I have experience of working with domestic violence, physical, emotional and sexual abuse and at a local GP surgery.
I have 20 years experience of direct work with children and young people.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer play therapy techniques.
I have special interests in
-Care experienced children and young people
£40 per one hour session.
£30 per introduction session.
Sessions are held in a peaceful, rural location near Forres.
Send me an email or text or call me to discuss whether you think counselling will help you or to arrange a session. *If you have emailed me and appear not to have received a response, please check your junk mail.*
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 9am - 8pm, Friday 9am - 8pm.
Types of client