Helen Mcdermott

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Dip. Couns. Registered MBACP Counsellor and Supervisor
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Elgin IV30 & IV32
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am the founder and owner of Elgin Counselling Centre, 19A Blackfriars Road, Elgin Moray, where we have a team of highly trained and experienced counsellors.  We have face to face, online and telephone counsellors working with Adults, children, couples and supervision.

I am trained and work as a Person Centred Counsellor and Supervisor in a confidential, relaxed and safe environment in the Elgin area of Moray. I am a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow their strict ethical codes of good practice.

If you are experiencing a time of Anxiety, Stress, Bereavement, Gender issues or any other then please don't hesitate to get in touch we can help you to help yourself feel better.

I offer confidential, face to face, online and telephone counselling which is a different experience for each client as we are all unique individuals. My aim is to accept you as you are, to hear and understand you, and enter into a therapeutic relationship that is real and genuine in which I can help you to identify your issues and resolutions. I offer a safe place to explore feelings and emotions in a non-judgmental setting.

If you would like to have an informal chat or book an appointment please don't hesitate to contact me.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and I am currently working towards accreditation.

I hold a COSCA Counselling Supervision Certificate.

I hold an ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Certificate.

I Hold the BACP Voluntary Certificate of Proficiency and appear on the Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

I have worked effectively with many different client issues in the voluntary sector and in my private practice and within large organisations and within agencies.

My work includes private clients, GP Referrals, Student Counsellor at RGU Aberdeen, Moray Council Employee Assistance Provider, I also undertake work for The Meningitis Trust.
I work with individuals 15 years and over.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£20.00 - £40.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Fees are £20 to £40.00 per 60 min session with concessions for students, and discounts for people on low income.
Discounted block Bookings are available, 6 sessions £220.00 (paid in advance).
Evening and weekend appointments are available.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

19A Blackfriars Road, Elgin is within easy walking distance of the bus station, near Tesco.

Also at Westerton Farm House, Fochabers.

Face to face, online or telephone appointments available 

Further information

Practice premises are Elgin Counselling Centre, 19A Blackfriars Road, Elgin, near Tesco, or Fochabers in a peaceful, rural area within 15 minutes of Elgin town centre

Elgin Counselling Centre, 19A Blackfriars Road, Elgin, Moray, IV30 1TY

Fochabers, Elgin, Moray, IV32 7QA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

One of my practice premises are on the ground floor and wheelchair accessible, I also offer telephone/online counselling where the client may stay in their home and access counselling.

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In person

I am a COSCA qualified supervisor offering supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors and other related professions.

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