Debbie Innes

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Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, ML3 7DP
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About me

I am a BACP accredited counsellor and a life coach. I created my counselling company, Inis-Ink Counselling, to be able to work with people to make their lives better.

When you feel stuck or overwhelmed, I can work with you to help you find your way and to help you make the right choices for you. In counselling or life coaching sessions, I offer support to help you understand what you want to change in your life. The sessions will also enable you to make those changes to improve your life and have the ability to cope better.

I am based in central Hamilton with good links for public transport. There is also free parking available ​on site.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been qualified as a counsellor for almost 25 years now, having achieved my Masters degree in Counselling in 1997. Since that time, I have worked with many different people who were experiencing many kinds of difficulties. I have worked with people who:

  • have addiction issues;
  • are experiencing anxiety and/or depression;
  • are having difficulty coping with loss or grief;
  • are homeless;
  • are struggling to cope with the changes associated with hearing loss.

I have also achieved other qualifications, including:

  • a Masters degree and PhD in Social Work and Social Welfare (in 2000 and 2003 respectively)
  • a Certificate in Professional Life Coaching from New U Coaching (in 2010)
  • a Certificate for leading courses in Mindfulness Based Approaches to Caring (in 2015)

It is important to me to keep learning and growing so that I can offer individuals the best support I can so that they too can keep learning and growing.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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).

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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

Coping with hearing loss


£50.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Vitality

Additional information

Individual counselling sessions - both face-to-face and remote - cost £50 per session. For life coaching fees, please see my website:

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work flexible hours on weekdays, so may be able to accommodate hours outwith those indicated above. I do not offer sessions at the weekends.

Further information

I aim to respond to all enquiries within 48 hours. If you have contacted me via e.mail and have not received a reply within that timescale, please check your spam/junk folder.

Barncluith Business Centre, Townhead Street, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, ML3 7DP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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PVG Scheme

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

I am a 'hearing friendly' service provider with a number of years of experience working with people who experience hearing loss.

Additional languages

BSL (British Sign Language)

I have a BSL level 2 certificate; thus I am not fluent in British Sign Language but am Deaf aware.

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Debbie Innes
Debbie Innes