Colin MacKillop, MBACP, MSc, PGDip
I believe counselling can help us to understand and process difficult feelings, survive and move on from painful life situations and past-hurts, build our sense of self-worth and help us to accept and value ourselves.
I'm a person-centred counsellor with 12 years of NHS counselling experience. I've worked more generally in the health field for 25 years.
In my private practice I work with a wide range of issues linked to relationships, family, supporting young people, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress, illness, loss & bereavement, sexual abuse and assault, and workplace issues.
As an NHS counsellor I specialise in sexuality, gender and sexual health.
I also have experience of working with students within both a school and university counselling service and with carers within a carer’s support project. I have a depth of experience in working with all genders including working with young people and older adults.
Please contact me if you have any questions or would like more information about my practice.
"When the other person is hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified; or when he or she is doubtful of self-worth, uncertain as to identity, then understanding is called for. The gentle and sensitive companionship of an empathic stance… provides illumination and healing. In such situations deep understanding is, I believe, the most precious gift one can give to another.” - Carl R. Rogers
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Stirling, 2012;
Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, Persona Training & Development, 2009;
Certificate in Counselling Skills, Kinharvie Institute of Facilitation, 2004;
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
If you would like to ask me about my experience of supporting people around a specific issue, please let me know.
I am a person-centred (humanistic) counsellor / psychotherapist.
I offer long-term and short-term face-to-face counselling appointments.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I provide counselling on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|