Douglas Stevenson BD (Hons), DipMin, DipHE, MCOSCA
Having worked for over thirty years in various communities engaged with and learning from many diverse and unique individuals I understand that life can throw up lots of unexpected hurdles which hinder our growth, development and ultimately our happiness.
As a person-centred therapist I will offer the space and understanding for you to explore your feelings in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
As we journey together my desire is that you will soon discover your potential which will enable you to recognise how special and important an individual which (obviously) you are.
Sometimes picking up the phone or sending an email/text to a counsellor is one of the hardest things a person can do. However it's the first step on the road to rediscovery and that decision can be a life changing and positive step for you.
Our first session will involve some paperwork — not the most exciting thing but needs must — as well as explaining what therapy is and maybe more importantly what it isn't. We'll talk about trust and confidentiality and acceptance and hopefully — at some point — you'll soon realise that taking that first step was one of the best things you did.
Training, qualifications & experience
BD (Hons) in Theology and Ethics from the University of Edinburgh
Postgraduate Diploma in Ministry from the University of Edinburgh
Diploma in Higher Education from Moray College, UHI, in Person-centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor Member COSCA
Volunteer Counsellor with Crossreach Counselling Services, Buckie
Therapist, Castle Craig, Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Clinic
Volunteer Counsellor, Simpson House, Edinburgh
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Perinatal Practitioner Training
Fifth Step listener with AA (12 steps)
Minnesota training in Drug and Alcohol Dependency
Bereavement and Loss
£30 per hour with a £30 deposit which will be returned at the end of therapy unless there is a cancellation without notification.
Currently doing a MScR in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Edinburgh looking at the effects of abuse and shame from an auto—ethnographic perspective.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have counselling sessions available. Please send a text, phone message or email to check availability.
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