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Blou Hyland (Dip CBT Couns, Reg BACP)

Dumfries DG1 & Glasgow G2
07444226205 07444226205
Dumfries DG1 & Glasgow G2

About me

My name is Blou (pronounced blue like the colour) and I am a friendly solution-focused practitioner and CBT Counsellor.

How CBT can help

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), can help people explore how to make changes to their life, so they can function better, achieve goals and feel good about themselves. It can help provide insight into personal trauma and guide people to recover from challenging events in a way that is unique to them and which creates lasting techniques for each person to embed into their own life.

It is a 'here and now' focused therapy which deals with the issues most important to you. We work in partnership together so that each session is led by the client with my guidance around the most efficient and useful tools which can help you uncover the thoughts, emotions and actions that are most likely to help you uncover your own strengths to develop further.

How I can help

My background of twelve years working in NHS services on community health projects, in addictions services and sexual health has ensured I developed a calm and considered manner in all that I do. I have vast experience of the challenges people face in their lives and surrounding communities. I have counselled in LGBTQIA Adult services on helping people explore, understand and express their identity.

I have experience in counselling with people with the following: Anxiety, Depression, Gender Variance, Identity Expression, Relationship boundaries, PTSD, Worry, ADHD, BPD, EUPD, Trauma, Worry, and Low Self Esteem.

I help people transform from a version of their life they are unhappy with; Create new systems and ideas that inspire them and Become the best version of themselves they can imagine.

Online or face to face?

I can see people face to face or through my innovative online counselling service, Transform Create Become. I have additional qualifications in online counselling so I can offer professionally structured online sessions to those who might be isolated in remote and rural locations, who may have transportation limitations or who simply need interim sessions to help build confidence and maintain steps towards face to face therapy.

I work in a gentle way based on kindness, that supports people to quickly see their positive attributes, identify their own goals and experience achievements that continue through the therapeutic process and that are installed into their own lives.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked for 15 years in the health service on projects which support people to make healthy choices and manage their own health and wellbeing goals. This led me to attain my counselling qualifications after years of helping people in the health and social care sector.

I have a Post Graduate level diploma equivalent to SCQF level 11 in CBT Counselling and another Post Graduate level diploma in Online Counselling which I passed with credit.

I am currently working towards Accreditation with the BACP and enjoy keeping my continuous learning and development up to date with regular courses and workshops. So far these have included:

Trauma Relief for Humanitarians

Working with PTSD

Gender Variance Case Formulation

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Coping with someone's gender transition

Coming out as LGBTPQIA

Gender Expression

Gender Identity

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Each 50 minute session is £40

Deals are available through my website

50 Wellington Street

Dumfries And Galloway

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access

On request: Please let me know in advance if you require wheelchair accessible sessions.


All times are available through negotiation

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Blou Hyland (Dip CBT Couns, Reg BACP)

Blou Hyland (Dip CBT Couns, Reg BACP)