Erin Molloy ( MBACP ; CMCOSCA)
My name is Erin and I offer a humanistic, Person-Centred approach to counselling, alongside skills in sand play therapy. Having 20 years of experience of working with children and adults, I bring a safe, open and personal approach to my counselling work. I understand that often the hardest steps to take are those towards change and it is important to find a counsellor who can support you on that journey.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy and am training towards a certificate in Sand Play Therapy. Both therapies work beautifully in their own right and can be very complementary to integrate, where perhaps we may feel 'stuck' in recognising our emotions or experiences .
Talking therapy provides a space to be held and heard - to talk with somebody who is impartial - somebody who can offer a different perspective of your situation, without judgement. Often, we can feel inhibited to talk with loved ones , family members or friends, because they are so involved with us on a personal level and can often , unknowingly, offer opinion or judgement that are unhelpful. Talking therapy facilitates the space and freedom to voice and explore things without worry of upsetting or protecting others.
Creative therapy can offer a new dimension in supporting children and adults alike, those who have experienced trauma or loss or who find difficulty in expressing themselves through words, for example. It can invite a whole new depth of feeling and recognition to those who may be keen to engage with this kind of work.. whatever their circumstances or presenting issues may be.
Having experience working within a perinatal depression unit, as well as with clients with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, work stress, trauma and bereavement, I believe that it is important to be alongside my clients - ' in the moment' with them - and intuitively offer them a safe space to be heard and supported, be it through talking therapy or through the creativity of sand.
As well as daytime, I can also offer appointments in the evenings and on weekends where required. I appreciate how difficult it can be to make that initial contact and how important it is, that the relationship feels comfortable and safe. I am happy to receive any enquiries by phone, text or email and will do my best to answer any questions that you may have to reassure you. All enquiries will be held confidentially and I will respond within 24 hours.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the professional body for Counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland.
I can be found on the BACP and COSCA Registers which shows I have been trained to a recognised standard on an accredited course and that I work in an ethical way.
I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, illness, relationship and family issues, bereavement and loss plus many others.
I have experience in working with various Employee Assistance Programmes.
I work within the BACP/COSCA Ethical Framework for Good Practice where I receive regular Professional Supervision and Continuous Professional Development.
I hold a current PVG certificate with Disclosure Scotland.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Work-related stress
My Hourly rate is £35, which is payable by cash or cheque prior to, or at the end of each session.
Any sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice, may be subject to charge at the full session fee.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon - Fri 0900-1700 .( Mon/Thur until 1900)
weekends possible where required.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|