About me

I work as a Psychodynamic practitioner and believe that unresolved issues from our earliest experiences can impact on our relationships and cause us to have difficulties in both our working and private lives. Our earliest relationships can influence how we feel about ourselves, and difficulties we may have had in these relationships can often end up playing out, usually unconsciously, in our behaviour patterns and adult relationships throughout our lives. I can provide a safe and confidential space where these issues can be talked about and explored. If we can understand ourselves better and develop insight into how we relate to others, we can then make different choices if we choose to do so.

I have a particular interest in loss and bereavement and feel that our earliest experiences of loss can affect us throughout our lives. I believe all counselling is about loss of some kind, it may not always be a bereavement,  it may be divorce or major transitions in our lives such as retirement, ill health or menopause, all of which can make us feel as if we have lost of part of ourselves.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a background in Nursing and Midwifery and worked in the NHS for 30 years as a Nurse, Midwife and Family Nurse. Being with families at some of the most vulnerable times of their lives is a real privilege but I often felt I had limited time to just listen and be with the client. My interest in counselling stemmed from this and in 2012 I completed a Graduate Certificate in Counselling at Abertay University, Dundee and went on to work with CRUSE Scotland. I have since trained with Human Development Scotland completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Relations and Counselling (Psychodynamic).

I currently work in Palliative Care and am a Volunteer Counsellor for two charities in Dundee and Angus.

I am a Registered member of the BACP and COSCA.

Member organisations


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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Pet Bereavement

Therapies offered

  • Psychodynamic therapy


£40 for a 50 minute session.

Further information

Please contact me by telephone or email so we can have a short discussion about your current difficulties  then decide if we will meet for an assessment session.

Monifieth Parish Church
41 High Street

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

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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

Easy access to building and counselling room


Thursdays 4-6pm

Other times may be available

Types of client

Older adults
Jane Wanless

Jane Wanless