Elaine Harding, MEd, BSc (Hons Psychol), Pg Dip Couns, MBPsS, CMCOSCA, MBACP

Elaine Harding, MEd, BSc (Hons Psychol), Pg Dip Couns, MBPsS, CMCOSCA, MBACP


07501 749508

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About me

I work as a psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist with adults who often have issues with personal relationships, or in their work. Perhaps, something has happened which has triggered distress.

Through exploring past relationships and the stories we have about ourselves we can learn more about our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. It then becomes possible to develop opportunities to make the changes we choose and so improve our lives.

Sessions last for 50 minutes each and would usually be weekly.

I offer long term work which may last for some years but am also available to work through a particular issue for a shorter period of up to 20 sessions.

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 am a qualified psychodynamic practitioner experienced in working with people who are:

  • Living with anxiety, low mood and low self worth.
  • Struggling with depression and lack of motivation.
  • Dealing with the impact of sexual abuse or other traumatic experiences.
  • Struggling to manage self harming behaviour.
  • Experiencing complicated grief after bereavement.
  • Caring for relatives who are diagnosed or waiting a diagnosis of dementia.
  • Looking after relatives with complex learning disabilities, including autism.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£50 per session for individuals.

£60 per session for couples.

*Concessions available in particular circumstances.

Further information

In the first session we explore what your hopes are of our work together. After this, if you wish to go ahead, we will talk about, and agree, arrangements for regular ongoing meetings.

During the ongoing 50 minute sessions, we will talk about thoughts and feelings and work with how the unconscious and relationships from the past might affect us in the here and now.

Maps & Directions

Huntly, AB54

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available in Rothiemay and Keith

Types of client

Young people
Older adults