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About me

Whether you feel your dilemma is behavioural, emotional or spiritual, I believe that in our working together you can discover more of your inner being and strengths and become enabled to move forward positively.

I am a Person Centred Counsellor practising integratively using a variety of techniques to assist my clients to find their solutions and then work towards their intended goals.

Your sessions are therefore - about you.

*** I work with online platforms which are accredited as being encrypted and fully confidential - Signal or Zoom. ***

Training, qualifications & experience

Having had experience as a community and NHS  pharmacist, church minister, husband, parent & grandparent over the past forty odd years, I consider that I am able to understand the problems and issues that can trouble a human being.

Whether you come to me for counselling or supervision, you can be assured that I am ready, willing and able to help.

I have a Bachelors degree in Pharmacy, a Diploma in Counselling, a Certificate in Coaching and a Clinical Supervision Certificate and have held Ministerial Credentials. I have over 2000 hours of counselling experience.

Member organisations


Association for Christian Counsellors

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

Accredited register membership

Association for Christian Counsellors

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

In general I am able to work in several areas and issues.

I am also involved in couples  & relationship therapy.


From £15.00 to £65.00

Additional information

All counselling fees are negotiated on an income related basis during the first session.

Supervision fees are available on request. Special rates apply for counselling students in placement.

Coaching fees are available on request.


I usually have sessions available at various days and times excluding Mondays and weekends. Please contact me to enquire further.


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

I have rooms on the ground floor in Buckie but in Elgin there is no ramp into my premises.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Broad experience of counselling, mentoring and training, plus warmth and open-ness - a good foundation for the supervisory relationship.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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David Ellerby : Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor, Coach

David Ellerby : Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor, Coach