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About me

Online, telephone and outdoor walk & talk counselling appts available - 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 13 years of NHS counselling experience. I've worked more generally in the health field for 26 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 & 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.

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;

B.A. (Hons) in Human Geography, University of Strathclyde, 1989

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

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy


£55 per session


I currently offer online, telephone and outdoor walk & Talk counselling appointments on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Further information

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


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Colin MacKillop, MBACP, MSc, PGDip

Colin MacKillop, MBACP, MSc, PGDip