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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 both BACP and COSCA 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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.

It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Grief & Bereavement


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

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

Further information

I also offer Supervision for Counsellors

IV12 4QL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Elspeth Halfhide

Elspeth Halfhide