Ian Innes DipHE Couns., MCOSCA
As a person-centred counsellor I provide a place of safety and confidentiality where you can discuss openly what is troubling you, a place where you’ll be listened to.
It may be that you are stressed, angry, frustrated, anxious, depressed, feeling lost or simply stuck, not sure what to do or how to express how you feel. Maybe you have suffered a loss or a bereavement and need help to find your way of moving on.
I will be accepting and non-judgemental of what you have to say and I’ll work with you to help you find your answer.
I am a Counsellor Member of COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) and adhere to their Code of Practice and Statement of Ethics.
'How can counselling help?'
I've had counselling in the past and know the benefits first hand but rather than take my word that counselling can help, please right click on this link to see my clients Reviews and more information on my website: https://www.ianinnescounselling.co.uk/
'What happens next?'
It's simple. Once you contact me, I'll get back in touch with you to arrange a date, time, and location for your first session. I'm very busy but I don't have a long waiting list, so once you commit to taking the first step and getting in touch, we'll meet soon after that.
'What should I expect in my first session?'
The first session is about seeing if meeting with me for counselling feels comfortable for you. It also allows me to hear what you are bringing to counselling and we can look at your expectations of counselling. The first session is about relaxing into a new, safe environment for you and to enable you to feel that you can talk about what is troubling you.
'How long is each session and how often should we meet?'
Each session is around 45 minutes long, or less if you feel you want it to be and we can meet as often as you'd like to. I've found that weekly sessions are most beneficial for clients as the continuity and routine helps their progress as well as the sessions themselves.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy from Moray College UHI
Working since May 2017 from Ardach Health Centre, Buckie
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
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
Thursdays and Fridays in Ardach Health Centre, Buckie. Flexible availability from home.
I am currently enjoying working from Ardach Health Centre in Buckie and from home.