Helen Mcdermott Dip. Couns. Registered MBACP
Due to the coronavirus and the current necessary restrictions we are all facing, I wish to assure you that your safety and wellbeing is paramount to me for that reason I am working remotely for the time being, unfortunately this means I am unable to see clients face to face but I am continuing to practice remotely via telephone or skype/WhatsApp video or email.
I am trained and work as a person centred counsellor 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.
I offer confidential, face to face, person centred 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.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and I am currently working towards accreditation.
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 agencys.
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £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.
Practice premises in Elgin town centre or in Fochabers in a peaceful, rural area within 15 minutes of Elgin town centre both with free parking.