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About me

As an accredited 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 an Accredited 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

Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People from Strathclyde University

Accredited Member of COSCA

Member organisations


College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSCA)

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.

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

Areas of counselling I deal with


£40.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

  • 1st session is £20
  • Subsequently £40 per session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mondays via Zoom from my home.

Tuesdays face to face in Ardach Health Centre, Buckie.

Wednesdays and Thursdays face to face in my office in Huntly.

Fridays via Zoom from my home.

Further information

Mondays via Zoom from my home.

Tuesdays face to face in Ardach Health Centre, Buckie.

Wednesdays and Thursdays face to face in my office in Huntly.

Fridays via Zoom from my home.

Huntly Business Centre, Gordon Street, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 8FG

Ardach Health Centre, Highfield Road, Buckie, Moray, AB56 1JE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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.

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