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I am a fully accredited, experienced Counselling Psychotherapist, running private practices in Kinross and Glasgow City Centre.
I am passionate about my work, and as a fully Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy, I offer a confidential and professional service you can fully trust.
I understand coming to therapy can feel daunting at first, but I believe it is a worthwhile and courageous step towards making real and positive change in your life. It is my aim to make you feel welcome by creating a comfortable and safe space where we can work together towards a more balanced, reflective and centred self ...living your best life, to your fullest potential.
I work with adults, children & young people. Appointments at a time to suit you.
My areas of specialist interest include; depression, suicidal ideation, anger, stress, general anxiety & health anxiety, addictions (alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling), adult survivors of child sexual abuse, abuse (emotional &/or physical), confidence issues, bereavement, relationship therapy (couples or individual), eating disorders, self empowerment, self-awareness, coping with long term illness, lost connection with self.
My offices in High Street, Kinross and Buchanan Street, Glasgow are easy to find, discrete, comfortable and safe. There are of plenty local car parking spaces and good transport links. Toilets are available in Kinross at the public toilets over the road and within the building in Glasgow.
Want to have your sessions remotely? No problem...you can access your counselling session with me via Zoom or by telephone. Both are very popular choices, offering flexibility for you.
Once your appointment is arranged, I will text, email or call you with directions, which ever you prefer. I can easily set up an appointment reminder and do not charge for cancellations ...life happens!
All sessions are of course 100% confidential.
Arrange your appointment, at a time to suit your life.
Early appointments available upon request, 7am onwards.
I work via Zoom across Europe, Canada and the USA. Time zones are no problem, we make it work. Zoom, which is encrypted for business, offers therapy from the comfort of your own home, office, car, holiday place and so on. Perhaps it's difficult for you to attend therapy due to other commitments, health reasons, transport difficulties and so on? Zoom means you can access therapy from absolutely anywhere in the world.
Do you require an invoice or perhaps someone else paying for your therapy? No problem, invoices can be sent weekly or monthly ...what ever works best for you.
Individual Psychotherapeutic Counselling - £45 1 hour session
Couples Counselling - £60 1 hour session
Counselling Students seeking required course work sessions, reduced rate - £30
Self-empowerment & relaxation classes Thursdays (adult) - £5 per class
Bereavement Support Groups run periodically throughout the year.
Employee Support Service is available for employers wishing to support staff. I offer an excellent tailor-made service for your business. We work together to maintain a healthy and supported staff team. Contact me for further details.
Testimonial published with permission ....Heather is warm and welcoming; really easy to talk to and expertly guides me around my head space, often without me noticing. I had lost control of what goes on in there, but she has helped me to stop, look at myself and get back in touch with 'me'. There’s no pressure; no measurement or benchmark to achieve; it’s all about me and my world. It’s like having a professional best friend! Her consultation room is a little haven of tranquillity and somehow manages to prevent distraction while staying in touch with the lovely garden area immediately outside.
I look forward to working together to make a positive and rewarding difference to your life today.
I look forward to welcoming you to your therapeutic process.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced, fully accredited Counselling Psychotherapist, working in private practice, Kinross.
Y163 Starting with Psychology (The Open University)
DD101 Introducing the Social Sciences (The Open University)
DSE212 Exploring Psychology (The Open University)
DXR222 Exploring Psychology Project (Durham University)
ED209 Child Development, D171 Introduction to Counselling (The Open University)
D240 Exploring Fear & Sadness (The Open University)
SDK228 The Science of the Mind: Investigating Mental Health (The Open University)
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 1 & 2)
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies (Level 3)
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (level 4)
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (level 5 & 6) (The Open University)
Diploma in Counselling Children & Young People (Strathclyde University)
DD310 Counselling and forensic psychology: investigating crime and therapy (The Open University)
I was part of an amazing team during my 2 year student placement at Drugs & Alcohol Psychotherapies in Kirkcaldy. I continued as a staff member, providing sessional work as a Drugs & Alcohol Counsellor at DAPL.
I have experience working in schools.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual Counselling - £45 per hr
Couple Counselling - £60 per hr
Psychotherapy/Psychology Students required course therapy sessions - concession available £30
Self-empowerment, awareness and relaxation classes - £5 per session
Employee Support Service is available for employers wishing to support staff. I offer a tailor-made service for your business, working together to maintain a healthy and supported staff team. Contact me for further details of packages available.
Mon-Fri 08:00 - 21:00 Sat 08:00 - 12:00