Elaine Harding, BSc (Psychol), Pg Dip Couns, MBPsS
Perhaps you are looking for a counsellor because you are troubled about something. Maybe you are feeling anxious or depressed. Or, perhaps, you are interested in your personal development.
I work as a counsellor and psychotherapist with young people, adults, older adults and couples. Those I work with sometimes have difficulty with personal relationships, in their work, or in social situations. Often, they have experienced something recently, or in the past, which is causing distress and has an impact on their life now.
Counselling is an opportunity to explore what is going on for you and to discover opportunities to make changes to make your life better. It is supportive and non-judgemental.
Each session takes place in a quiet and confidential setting and lasts for 50 minutes. In our first session we explore what your hopes are for our work together and decide on practical issues like time and frequency of sessions.
I am experienced in working with an extensive range of issues including, among others,
Caring for children or adults who are mentally or physically disabled
Lack of motivation
Low self worth
My fees reflect my level of qualification and experience. Concessions/reduced rates are available.
There is an option of evening, weekend and daytime appointments. Appointments can be made via email, text, or phone.
I am a Registered Member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), a Practitioner Member of COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) and a Graduate Member of BPS (The British Psychological Society) and adhere to these organisations professional ethical standards
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, Edinburgh University
- BSc (Hons) Psychology, Open University
- Postgraduate Diploma SEN (SPLD), Aberdeen University
- Postgraduate Certificate SEN, Open University
- MEd, Aberdeen University
- BEd, London University
I have considerable experience in Additional Support for Learning.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£50 per session for individuals.
£60 per session for couples.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
5 shallow steps under 8 cm to enter my Rothiemay consulting room with a handrail on the right hand side.
Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available in Rothiemay and Keith
Types of client