Dorothy McCorkindale Meek MBACP

Dorothy McCorkindale Meek    MBACP


07787 506640

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About me

The idea of going to counselling may seem a bit daunting but I hope that you will decide to take the first step towards the benefits that confidential counselling can offer.
The relief of being able to share, at your own pace, with someone who will not judge you can be a transforming experience.

I am an experienced counsellor who was first trained in person-centred counselling and art therapy. I continued my training in integration of several models of counselling which has enabled me to offer a way of working which meets the needs and preferences of  individual clients. 

I have worked with men, women and young people who have experienced a variety of issues including living with loss or bereavement, depression, anxiety, abuse, feelings of shame or low self-esteem, feelings of hopelessness, isolation, issues of sexuality, anger management and relationship difficulties.

My workroom is a private and comfortable space.  It is not obvious to anyone passing that a person is coming to counselling as I work from a discreet counselling room in my home.
I am committed to offer you acceptance, empathy, genuineness and confidentiality.

Individual sessions are normally 50 minutes long . Couples or paired sessions are 70 minutes in length.  Sessions  usually take place weekly although they can be arranged more often at especially stressful times or less often as the client requires. 

I  also offer art therapy and relaxation techniques to assist in relieving blocked feelings, tension or anxiety if this is something you would like to try

For  my charges see  session fees below.

You can get in touch by text or phone call to  07787506640

or email to

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Art Therapy and Counselling, Hertfordshire College of Art
Years 1-3 MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute, Ealing Broadway
Teaching Qualification in Further Education.
COSCA Counselling Supervision Certificate
Self esteem enhancement mentor
Registered Member BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)

I have been a counsellor for over 26 years working in private practice and within organisations including mental health settings, hospice, prison and college environments.

I have worked with both men and women from teenagers to older adults. 
The cornerstone of my work is person-centred and I am also able to offer aspects of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural work to suit each individual client.

I  was a lecturer in Counselling Skills and Psychology in Further and Higher Education for approximately 10 years.

I work by COSCA and BACP Codes of Practice which ensure confidentiality for the client. I attend regular professional supervision and am fully insured to practice.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

1.Art Therapy
A deep and gentle means  to express feelings which are difficult to verbalise. Useful in working with nightmares or flash backs or intrusive thoughts or numbness.

2.Guided visualisation and relaxation
These techniques are available to release tension,promote relaxation and assist in allowing feelings to be expressed

3.Improving our relationship
An opportunity for couples or family members to listen to one another and explore their feelings together in a safe environment with the aim of

-feeling heard
-feeling able to express to the other person
-being understood
-beginning to forgive
-letting go of resentment
- getting in touch with one another

Also available onsite  -

Remedial and Sports Massage -
by  a qualified Remedial and Sports Massage Therapist
Remedial massage is a deep tissue massage which may help alleviate body pain cause by muscular tension and stress and improve well-being.


Session Fees

Individual client fee

The cost of the introductory session is £30
This session gives us a chance to meet so you can decide if I am someone you could talk to and so that I can and
learn a little more about the issues that concern you and  what you hope to  gain from counselling.
We will then consider some of the ways we might work together .

If you prefer you can  arrange to have  the consultation session by telephone.

Weekly  sessions after the initial session  are usually £40 per session.

A reduced rate of £200 for six session is available if paid in advance.

Other rates are available if you are a student, on a low income or unemployed at this time. Please ask about this by email or at your consultation.

Couple Counselling Fee

  • Couple Counselling is usually £55 per 70 min session. Other rates are available if you are a student, on a low income or unemployed at this time. Please ask about this by email or at your consultation

Counselling Supervision is also available at

£40 for a 1 hr session

£60 for 90 min session

Please note -Cancellation fees
If less than 24 hrs notice is given of cancellation a fee of £20 is payable.

Further information

Sessions  times

Thursday  and Friday 9.30 -7.00 pm

Other day-time appointments may be  available on request.

Maps & Directions

Gourock, PA19

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Consulting room up 12 steps


Thursdays and Fridays 9.30am-7pm

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a qualified Counselling Supervisor.

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