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About me

I am an experienced registered counsellor/psychotherapist. I offer private individual therapy on an ongoing or short term basis to adults and older children. My consulting room is a comfortable, safe and confidential setting in Aberdeen’s West End.

Life brings us many challenges, and whether you come with specific issues or because you would like to understand yourself better, I seek to build a safe, trusting and empathic relationship in which you can process difficult or painful feelings at your own pace in a thought provoking atmosphere.

The core of my approach is person-centred. This approach moves away from the idea of the therapist as an expert who can ‘fix’ you, trusting instead that you possess the innate capacity to fulfil your own potential given the right conditions. Finding the right therapist for you is crucial, so please come and meet me and see if it feels right for us to work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Post Graduate Diploma (Distinction) in Person Centred Counselling from the University of Aberdeen and I am a registered member of BACP.

I am completing a Masters in Contemporary Psychotherapy at The Metanoia Institute in London.

I have experience of working as a staff counsellor with ACIS (Aberdeen Counselling and Information Service). I deal with a wide variety of issues.

I have experience of working with NSPCC and within the volunteer sector with people of varying ages and backgrounds with a range of difficulties.

Member organisations


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


Additional information

I charge £50.00 per hour, concessions may be available, in certain circumstances, upon request.  Appointments available daytime and early evenings.


Daytime, and early evening appointments available.

Further information

Counselling is a second career for me, I also have a BA in Business Administration and enjoyed a long and varied career in Business Management.

The Coach House
Carden House
Carden Place
AB10 1UT

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Jackie Strachan

Jackie Strachan