Heather Macfarlane

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CBT Therapist, Relationship Counsellor
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Glasgow, City of Glasgow, G3
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About me

I'm an accredited psychotherapist based in Glasgow. I qualified as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in 2009 and since then I have worked with people on a wide variety of issues including OCD, phobias (including tokophobia, a fear of pregnancy and childbirth), general anxiety, bereavement, low self-esteem, depression, relationships and weight issues. I offer couples counselling as well as individual therapy.

In addition to 1:1 and couples therapy I am a clinical supervisor for both qualified and trainee therapists. I have also delivered educational and self-help workshops around the topics of anxiety and weight loss. 

I decided on this profession as having had therapy myself I know that it can make such a difference and I'm passionate about helping others fulfil their potential and not be held back in life by issues that can be dealt with. 

Although my training was in CBT I like to use an integrative approach as we are all different and respond to different ways of working. I use a mixture of acceptance & commitment therapy, mindfulness and compassion focused therapy alongside traditional CBT methods to help get you to where you want to be in life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Accredited Member of COSCA, the professional body for counsellors in Scotland and am fully insured by the Psychologists Protection Society.  

My Qualifications;

  • COSCA Diploma in Counselling & Groupwork - A CBT Approach
  • ISPC Accredited Certificate in Couples Counselling
  • Developing Excellence in Clinical and Therapeutic Supervision:  Becoming and Effective Supervisor
  • COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Life Coaching for Counsellors
  • MA Honours Degree in Social Policy

I also take part in regular CPD training courses to keep my knowledge up to date:

  • Perinatal OCD
  • CBT for Mental Contamination
  • Understanding and treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Finding meaning in Loss, the sixth stage of grief
  • Current Approaches to Improving Self-Esteem
  • ACT for Grief
  • Current Approaches to Treating GAD
  • Working with Complicated and Complex PTSD

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA)

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

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
Accredited Register Scheme

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Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am particularly interested in working with tokophobia, the fear of pregnancy and childbirth. 


£60.00 - £80.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Cigna

Additional information

Individual counselling  -  £60 per session 

Couples counselling  -  £80 per session

(10% discount available when paying for a block of 6 sessions in advance)

Supervision fees;

£60 per 50 minute session

When I work

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Further information

I have worked as an affiliate CBT Therapist with the NHS as well as several Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) including AXA, ICAS World, Care First and ComPsych.  I am also an accredited provider for CIGNA Insurance.

Glasgow, City of Glasgow, G3

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams



I offer clinical supervision for fully qualified therapists as well as those still in training.

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