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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

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

ACC

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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

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

I am also involved in couples  & relationship therapy.

Fees

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.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

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

ELGIN
Morayshire
IV30

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

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

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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

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David Ellerby : Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor, Coach

David Ellerby : Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor, Coach