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Brenda Barclay PG Dip., MBACP

Aberdeen, AB25
07903772623 07903772623

About me

Everyone experiences times when life becomes overwhelming and difficult to cope with. I provide a safe and quiet place where you can explore issues and experiences in a non-judgemental and confidential environment and I'm someone you can talk to outside of your family and friends.

Sessions are usually on a weekly basis and last for 50 minutes. The number of counselling sessions you receive will be tailored to meet your individual requirements. Some move forward quickly while others benefit from longer periods of counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have gained valuable experience as a volunteer counsellor at Aberdeen Counselling and Information Service (ACIS) and hold a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (PCT). I offer integrated counselling and combine this with Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT).

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy which is the UK's regulating governing body for safe practice.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


Fees - £45 per session

Further information

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling - University of Aberdeen

Registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Certificate in REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy)

COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate Modules 1-4 - University of Aberdeen

ACIS Youth Volunteer (Aberdeen Counselling and Information Service)

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


Mon & Fri - 9.00am - 6pm Tues - Thurs - 10am - 5pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Brenda Barclay      PG Dip., MBACP

Brenda Barclay PG Dip., MBACP