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Heather MacPherson

Falkirk, Stirlingshire, FK1 1YD
07546523465 07546523465

About me

I offer a counselling and psychotherapy service based on a cognitive behavioral approach CBT, conducted at my therpy room in the town center of Falkirk. CBT is a based on a scientific approach and is proven to be effective helping a number of issues.

Life does not always go to plan and sometimes we need extra help. Taking the first step and seeking help is a sign of courage. I work with you to find the best way forward. The traditional therapy setting does not work for everyone for this reason I also offer walking therapy. This is not a workout. The session takes place while walking round Callendar Park. The environment and gentle walking can help free new thoughts. There is great value and benefit in the surrounding. The traditional approach to therapy does not suit everyone and I believe in working in a way that is most effective for the person who is with me, as it is their journey.

The mental health charity Mind carried out extensive research a few years ago which showed how walking in the countryside could help reduce depression and anxiety. In their survey they reported that 71% of respondents felt decreased depression and less tense after a “green” walk, while 90% felt their self-esteem increase after a country walk. It is not just Mind that believes in the benefits of being out in green spaces - other mental health organisations and the NHS see the benefits. In fact any kind of exercise can help to reduce levels of stress, depression and anxiety.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Counselling and Groupwork - a CBT approach
  • COSCA Certificate in Counselling
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  • Working with Addiction
  • Child Protection
  • Vulnerable Adult Protection
  • Survivors of childhood Abuse

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution focused brief therapy


The first session is free of charge, as this is an assessment session. Up to £40 per session there after.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

9B East Bridge Street

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Contact me to find out current availability

Types of client

Young people
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Heather MacPherson

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