About me

I am an experienced, registered person centred therapist. I offer one to one therapy on a long or short term basis to children, young people and adults.

There are times in all our lives when we can experience difficult and painful feelings. These can be overwhelming, hard to make sense of and can stop us living our lives the way we would like to. Counselling can offer a safe, trusting space where your feelings can be heard without fear of judgement.

As a person centred counsellor I don't give solutions, but I believe that the counselling relationship can help to enable my clients to explore and understand their thoughts and feelings. I will do my best to understand what is going on for you and to be alongside you as you you think about where you are and where you would like to be. We can experience difficulties at any point in our lives. I adapt my counselling to each individual client and appreciate we are all different.

If you would like to have an online initial session (free) to discuss what you are hoping to get from counselling and to see if I might be the right therapist for you, please email, text or phone and we can set this up.

I work from an office space in the west end of Aberdeen. There is free onsite parking for clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling from the University of Aberdeen and I am a registered member of BACP

I have the Certificate for Counselling Children and Young People from the University of Strathclyde

I am a member of staff at ACIS (Aberdeen Counselling and Information Service) where I have worked with children, young people and adults.

Before becoming a counsellor, I worked as a primary teacher for 23 years.

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.

Therapies offered


£45.00 per session
Free initial online session

Rubislaw Den House
23 Rubislaw Den North
AB15 4AL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Claire Wyness

Claire Wyness