Colin MacKillop

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Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Online & telephone counselling appts available. For online and telephone sessions, I am happy to work with you no matter where you may be located.

I believe counselling can help us to understand & process difficult feelings, survive & move on from painful life situations & past-hurts, build our sense of self-worth & help us to accept & value ourselves.

I'm a person-centred counsellor with over 16 years of NHS counselling experience. I've worked more generally in the health field for 30 years.

In my private practice I work with a wide range of issues linked to relationships, family, supporting young people, LGBTQA+, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress, illness, loss & bereavement, sexual abuse & assault, & workplace issues.

As an NHS counsellor I specialise in sexuality, gender & sexual health.

I also have experience of working with students within both a school & university counselling service & with carers within a carer’s support project. I have a depth of experience in working with all genders including working with young people & older adults.

I'm happy to take referrals from organisations.

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

Certificate in Counselling Supervision, COSCA, 2019

Experienced in the following approaches to working with trauma: - Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) and The Comprehensive Resource Model of Working with Complex Childhood Trauma (CRM)

I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office for compliance with data protection

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


£70.00 per session

Additional information

My fee is £70 per session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer online/tel appts on a Mon, Tues & Thurs.

For online/tel appts, I can work with you whatever your location.

Happy to take referrals from organisations.

Further information

I am a person-centred (humanistic) counsellor / psychotherapist.
I offer long-term and short-term counselling.

I currently offer online and telephone counselling appointments on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

I'm very happy to work with you regardless of your geographical location.

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G3

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Happy to work online or via telephone if that makes sessions possible for you.

Colin MacKillop
Colin MacKillop