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About me

Based in Skelmorlie, I run a private one-to-one counselling service for Adults and Young People. I am highly experienced in working with clients in a wide variety of settings, GP practices, Health centres, EAP and community bases.

  • I particularly specialise in working with clients experiencing Generalised Anxiety, Panic attacks, Relationshop issues  Low Self esteem, Depression, Grief and Loss.

I work with my clients to gain trust and build a relationship in which they can feel confident enough to explore their issues. Moving then onto developing strategies that can help support them going forward with their lives.

Sessions last up to 60 minutes and I try to be flexible around times for those whose family or work commitment make this difficult.

Sessions are also available by telephone or via Skype.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BACP accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Strathclyde and have been working as a counsellor since 2004 in areas such as community based counselling, counselling young people in schools, Employee Assistance Provider work, private practice as well as teaching counselling skills to students in Further Education. As an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative


Initial telephone consultation - free;
60 minute counselling session - £40


Mondays - Afternoon/Evening

Tue-Friday - Evenings

Saturday - Afternoon

North Ayrshire

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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Hugh Thomlinson MBACP (Accred)

Hugh Thomlinson MBACP (Accred)