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About me

Counselling can be a life-changing experience. I would know, because I've been through it myself. That's what I want to offer you - a safe space to discuss the difficulties you're having in life, with someone who's been there themselves, and see if we can find a way to help you.

There are different types of therapy, my practice puts your emotions and feelings at the heart of the process. I work with how you're feeling, and listen to your experiences. What I offer is the chance to be heard and understood, and to have someone by your side as you make this difficult step in life.

I have experience in dealing with trauma, depression, addiction, and bereavement. If you're interested in working with me I'd like to offer you the opportunity to give me a call or send me an email and we can have a chat about how I can best help you.

I know choosing to enter therapy can be a tough decision, but I'm here every step of the way. Let's help you find the life you want.

*** Please note I'm only offering either telephone or Zoom sessions for the time being until restrictions allow me to continue face-to-face counselling***

Training, qualifications & experience

I'm a registered counsellor with the BACP and practice Humanistic therapy which focuses on client emotions first. My core values of empathy, openness, and unconditional positive regard exemplify the ethos of my training and organisation - I'm not here to judge, but to listen.

I have worked with many different issues in my time as a counsellor including bereavement, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, self-harm, and more. I'm fully qualified and experienced through my work predominantly at the Renfrewshire Carers Centre.

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

  • Humanistic therapies


From £30.00 to £45.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

£45.00 per hour is my rate.

For students I offer a rate of £30.00 per hour, or £25.00 per hour for a block booking of 5 sessions or more.

I also offer a free 30 minute consultation to ensure my service and style is a good fit for you.

Concessions offered for

  • Students


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

My working hours are kept open to discuss with you the best possible time for us to meet. I'm open for consideration on any day and will happily discuss the best arrangements for you.


Argyll And Bute

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

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.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Daryl MacDonald

Daryl MacDonald