Cindy Skinner, Msc Counselling, MBACP
Reaching your limit? Feeling stuck? Under pressure? Feeling down?
I work from a comfortable counselling room, 'The Gateway' where I provide a warm, safe and confidential space to allow people to talk openly about their difficulties and concerns. You would be welcomed into a non-judgemental environment where you can explore your issues and talk as freely as you wish without pressure or prejudice. I will try to help you gain a clearer perspective of your situation and support you throughout as you come to your own decisions about what is right for you.
I desire to bring openness and sensitivity to my counselling work as I support people to confront difficult issues and situations. I use an integrative approach and draw on the mainstream models of counselling. I believe that my own life experience and background has helped me to sustain a compassionate and straightforward approach to therapy.
I have 10 years experience in working with people in a wide range of issues, and I work in both short and long time frames. For some people, very few sessions are sufficient and for others, a longer time is more appropriate. I usually see clients weekly, but this is decided together with each person.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from Queen Margaret College University, Edinburgh and an MSc in Counselling from Abertay University, Dundee.
I am a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work under their strong Code of Ethics.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Cross-cultural issues, difficulties surrounding sight problems and hearing difficulties.
Your first introductory session is £20.
I then charge £35 per session - appointments usually lasts 50 minutes.
Concession rates are available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evening appointments are available - Monday to Saturday.
Types of client