Caroline McLoughlin, PG Dip. Couns., Reg. MBACP (Heart2Heart In Fife)
Counselling is a gift to yourself; a gift of time and space to explore and try to make sense of the issues that trouble you. These things might be affecting how you think, feel or act, or even result in physical symptoms.
As a person-centred counsellor, I aim to provide a genuine, accepting and empathic therapeutic relationship in a safe, supportive, and confidential environment in which you can explore your issues, without fear of judgement, and make choices about what is right for you. If it is relevant to you, I am open to exploring issues of faith, belief and spirituality.
Sometimes it can be very difficult to talk about our problems or to find the right words to express how we are feeling. If this should be the case for you, I am happy to discuss what we can do to help you. My focus is on the unique therapeutic relationship with each client, so whatever is troubling you, whether mind, body or spirit, please telephone or email me to arrange an initial appointment.
If you are unsure whether counselling is for you, I provide a free informal telephone consultation and am happy to signpost you to other agencies if these would be more appropriate to your circumstances.
Please read on below for further information regarding my qualifications, experience, availability, fees, etc.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy (PG Dip) and am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Reg. MBACP).
I have worked in local counselling agencies since 2013 and with private clients since 2016. I have experience of working with people affected by a wide variety of issues, including: dilemmas about life direction; grief, loss and bereavement; chronic health conditions; family and relationship difficulties; suicidal thoughts; childhood sexual abuse; domestic abuse; trauma; stress; anxiety; depression; low self-esteem; work related issues; phobia and alcohol. I have also worked with people who have a British Forces background either as serving adults or as children brought up in a Forces family.
I am supported in my work by a very experienced clinical supervisor and am committed to continuous professional development. Some of the most recent training events I have attended include:
Alcohol & Drug Awareness
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
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Free informal telephone consultation (up to 15 minutes) to explore whether counselling with me is for you and to provide the opportunity for questions.
The fees I charge per session are variable, for example:
Week days from 9am: £40
Early morning 8am - 9am: £45
Evenings from 6pm/Weekends: £45
Students/Senior Citizens: £30 (Week days 9am - 4pm)
I want counselling to be accessible, so am happy to discuss individual circumstances. Please telephone me to discuss.
Fees are payable in cash at the start of each session.
Appointments are for one hour, and usually take place weekly. I am happy to discuss alternative arrangements.
1. Sessions cancelled with more than 24 hours’ notice will not be charged.
2. Cancellations within 24 hours and sessions not attended are charged at the full session rate.
I work with individual clients on a 1:1 basis. Unfortunately I am not able to offer couples or group counselling.
I work from premises in Cairneyhill within a short walking distance of a bus stop. Free car park available. The counselling room is on the ground floor and is accessible by wheelchair. There are disabled toilet facilities for those with mobility issues. If you need anymore information or have particular needs to help you access counselling, please phone me to discuss.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have spaces on: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|