Elaine Harding BSc (Psychol) Pg Dip Couns MBPsS CMCOSCA MBACP
I am a well qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with extensive experience of working with people with a huge range of issues which may affect their day to day lives. These difficulties can affect people from every walk of life and across a wide range of abilities and disabilities.
I 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.
There is an option of evening, weekend and daytime appointments. Appointments can be made via email, text, or phone.
Home visits are available if it is not possible to attend sessions otherwise.
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 Education and in supporting those who have requirements for additional support.
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
My fees are negotiable. Concessions are available and inability to pay my usual fee should not stop you from coming for counselling.
My usual fee is:
£50 per session for individuals.
£60 per session for couples.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Elgin is wheelchair accessible. Rothiemay has accessibility for poor mobility but is not wheelchair accessible.
Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available in Rothiemay. Daytime and evening appointments are available in Elgin.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer supervision to psychodynamic and person centred counsellors.View supervision profile