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. Counselling is an opportunity for change and personal growth.
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).
In the past I worked for Fife College for four years delivering counselling training courses at SVQ levels 5 - 7.
I have experience of working with people affected by a wide variety of issues, including: grief, loss and bereavement; miscarriage and termination of pregnancy; chronic health conditions; family issues and relationship difficulties; suicidal thoughts; childhood sexual abuse and other childhood traumas; domestic abuse; trauma; dissociation; stress; anxiety; depression; low self-esteem; low self-confidence; employment related issues; dilemmas about life direction; phobia; drug and alcohol addiction, etc. I have worked with a wide variety of people including those who self-harm; who are on the autistic spectrum; are from a British Forces background; of various sexual orientations, and so on. For me counselling is about the uniqueness of the individual person.
I have experience of time limited and long term counselling.
I am supported in my work by a very experienced clinical supervisor and am committed to continuous professional development. Some training events I have attended include:
Working with Young Women on Self Esteem
Building Self Esteem in Boys and Young Men
Alcohol & Drug Awareness
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Empty/Two Chair Work
Sand Tray Work in therapy
Art Journalling in Therapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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I offer a free informal telephone consultation (up to 15 minutes) to give you the opportunity to find out more about counselling with me. You can follow this with an initial appointment when we can get to know each other a little more, talk about what you hope to get from counselling, and help you decide whether I am the right counsellor for you.
Appointments are for one hour, and usually take place weekly. I am happy to discuss alternative arrangements.
The fee for the initial appointment is £20. My standard fee for subsequent sessions is £40 for weekdays. Higher fees apply to pre-9am, evening and weekend sessions.
I offer concessions on request to students, senior citizens, and those on a low income. I want counselling to be accessible, so am happy to discuss individual circumstances. Please let me know if you need me to take your circumstances into account when setting my fee.
Fees are payable in cash at the start of each session.
Cancellation Policy: There is no charge for sessions cancelled more than 24 hours in advance. Sessions cancelled with less notice or not attended are charged at the full session rate.
I work with individual clients aged 16+ on a 1:1 basis. 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.
I have professional indemnity insurance, am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office, and am a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Disabled toilet facilities available. Free car park. If you need more information or have particular needs to help you access counselling, please phone me to discuss.
Tuesday and Saturday (daytime/early evening).
Thursday and Sunday (afternoon/early evening)
Types of client
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