Carola Splettstoesser

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Kinloss, Forres, Moray, IV36
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Our life’s journey is a mythical adventure; its many challenges present obstacles in the way to finding our purpose and fulfillment. At times, these challenges take on dimensions we cannot cope with without a listening companion, who shares our exploration into our very personal ‘rabbit holes’: Who am I - and why do I encounter these unbearable difficulties? 

Our deepest goals, our fulfillment and purpose, seem to drown under anxieties, unresolved trauma, depression, lack of self esteem and maybe a continuous stream of negative self talk. How on earth can we reach peace, contentment, good relationships with others and ourselves? Often, these obstacles to peace are due to dramatic and unhealthy circumstances which mar our perception for decades to come. We feel totally overwhelmed.

However, when you finally reach out, you open up to new perspectives; you meet with a person whose deep listening and empathy awakens your own self appreciation. Eventually you let go of the old narrative, the blinkers come off; you can breathe again and feel the optimism and motivation which puts colour and sparkle back into your life. 

I am trained in person-centred counselling. I will accompany you in your journey of self discovery with empathy and honesty, but will not direct you. I will challenge you at times and try to shed light onto areas you may have tried to avoid. As we often tend to be too much in our heads, I may suggest a more somatic technique such as EMDR which helps with integrating disturbing events. For those who are drawn to it I offer to take a more spiritual and holistic view of their lives through dream work or visualisation; last, not least, as I am also a painter and used to be a journalist, I am very open to creative expression and exploration. 

I have adult children, used to be in a 40 year long relationship and live in a small intentional community for 30 years. As I also work as a decorator, I appreciate hands on practicality and the importance of a beautiful home which reflects who we are and where we can relax.

Training, qualifications & experience

2018 Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, UHI

2019 Diploma in Transpersonal Psychology, online course 'Centre of Excellence'

Nov 2019 Certificate for completing Introductory Transactional Analysis

2020 Online Diploma Course in EMDR Therapy

2020 Online Diploma in Jungian Therapy

2020 OnlineDiploma in Jungian Archetypes

2020 Online Diploma in Advanced Shadow Mastery

2020 Online Diploma in Neuroplasticity

2021 Online Diploma in Relationship Psychology

2021 Online Diploma in NLP Foundation Skills

2021 Online Diploma in Gestalt Therapy

2021 Online Diploma in Dream Analysis and Therapy

1920 Online Advanced Diploma in Child Psychology, online 'Oxford Home Studies'

2010 Certificate of Completion in modules 1&2 of Professional Coach Training

Member organisations

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA)

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Accredited register membership

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
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Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland

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£30.00 - £40.00

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

sliding scale from £30 to £40 per 60 minute session; the introductory session is £20/60 mins.

If cancellations happen at short notice ( less than 48h in advance) I ask for half of the agreed price.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I will be away from 4th April till 14th July 2024, but can still see you on Zoom.

Kinloss, Forres, Moray, IV36

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

My therapy room is in Kinloss, near Forres. The entrance is private, ground floor. Parking in front of door possible.

Additional languages

German, French,


Carola Splettstoesser
Carola Splettstoesser