Elspeth Halfhide

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Nairn, IV12 4QL
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am Person Centred Counsellor working in Nairn and Inverness. I can offer you a safe space to explore whatever it is that is going on for you. I work face to face, on Zoom or by telephone. I have experience of working with adults with a wide range of issues and believe I can offer a warm and empathic environment in which you can talk. I am a member of the BACP and work within their Ethical Guidelines and Code of Conduct.

People come to counselling for many different reasons. It may be with a specific issue or just a sense that things are not right. Together we can look at whatever has brought you.

Counselling can help you come to terms with the past and accept the things you can’t change. It can give you the courage and confidence to do some things differently. By understanding yourself better you then have more choice in how you lead your life.

It can also be helpful if you’re feeling a lack of fulfilment or are looking for clearer direction and meaning in your life. Or perhaps you may want to simply grow as a person.


You can contact me by  text, phone or by email to arrange an initial session. During this first session we can discuss the issues you have and how I might be able to help. I can also answer any questions you may have.

It is important that you feel comfortable talking to me and that I feel I am the right person to help you. If you feel you would like to come and see me again, we would then plan a couple more sessions and take it from there.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA English/History of Art
  • Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Supervision
  • COSCA accredited trainer

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Grief & Bereavement


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

1st session in £30 and thereafter sessions are £40

Further information

I also offer Supervision for Counsellors

Nairn, IV12 4QL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme
Elspeth Halfhide
Elspeth Halfhide