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Dorothy McCorkindale Meek MBACP

Gourock, Inverclyde, PA19
07787 506640
Gourock, Inverclyde, PA19

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 dorothymccorkindale@gmail.com

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


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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis


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.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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

Consulting room up 12 steps


Tues to Friday 10am to 7pm

For the time being I am offering online or telephone counselling  only. I hope to be able to offer face to face counselling by autumn 2020.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I am a qualified Counselling Supervisor.

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