Elena Bain

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Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB25 2RS
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

As long as I remember I have held a deep interest in human behaviours and relationships. I began my formal training in counselling in 2009 and have since done extensive further training with Pink Therapy to work with gender and sexually diverse (GSRD) clients (LGBTQ+), and this remains at the core of my work today. I also work with clients who have compulsive sexual behaviours (CSB). I am kink-aware and also work with the Queer community and sex workers.

Currently, I am self-employed as a counsellor and supervisor in private practise in my home town of Aberdeen.  I have been privileged to volunteer as a staff and student and student counsellor at the University of Aberdeen. volunteered at the Terrence Higgins Trust, volunteered at ACIS adult and Youth Services (ACIS), and also volunteer at Cairns Counselling Service. I worked as a staff counsellor with MHA (Mental Health Aberdeen) seeing both individuals and couples and latterly tutoring at the University of Aberdeen on the Counselling Skills programme and delivered training on sexuality on the postgraduate diploma course.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling - University of Aberdeen
  • Post Graduate Diploma in counselling Gender and Sexual Diversity- Pink Therapy, London
  • Certificate in Relationship Counselling for Gender and sexual  diversities - Pink Therapy London
  • Certificate in Counselling Supervision - University of STRATHCLYDE
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling - Counselling Tutor
  • Working with Compulsive Sexual Behaviours (CSB)
  • I previously volunteered at :
  • THT (Terence Higgins Trust),
  • Cairns Counselling volunteer
  • MHA Staff counsellor
  • ACIS (Aberdeen counselling and Information Service ) volunteer counsellor
  • Staff and student counsellor at Aberdeen University

I work with both individuals and couples, sex workers, LGBTQI+ (GSRD) and extra training working with Compulsive Sexual Behaviours

I also work with individuals (and couples) who are:

  •  Cross dressing
  • Questioning
  • Gender fluid
  • Sexually fluid

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Gender and Sexual Diversity issues - including gender diverse and non binary people and those people who are maybe diagnosed with 'Gender Dysphoria' or 'Gender Incongruence'.

  • Compulsive Sexual Behaviours
  • Sex Workers
  • I am BDSM/Kink Knowledgeable

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£30.00 - £90.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

£50 per hourly session for individuals
£60 per hourly session for couples or £90 for a 90 minute session.
 I am happy to see clients on a flexible basis e.g. fortnightly.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available to see both individuals, couples (or more) and supervisees.

Please email me with brief details to make an arrangement to make an introductory appointment

Further information

I am happy to conduct online and in person counselling and supervision sessions

43 View Terrace, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB25 2RS

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

I do have one from the main door but the doors are wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair


In person

I am a qualified supervisor and I see supervisees, both individual or small groups, at my private practice at my home in central Aberdeen.

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Elena Bain
Elena Bain