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About me

As a person-centred counsellor, father and lifelong countryman, I will sit and listen to you in a totally and strictly non-judgemental and confidential way. Through better understanding, I will work with you to enable you to find a better insight to your thoughts and feelings and emotions, clearing the way to better mental well-being and a more comfortable life.

In my life I have experienced many high "ups" , low "downs" and extremes. These experiences help me to understand what other people are experiencing. I have worked and supported around Addiction, Depression, Bereavement, Anxiety, Trauma and PTSD. I offer support to those living with Cancer, Dementia, Huntington's, MND, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's.

I do not see the disease but the person, those close to them and the emotions that can be experienced. I am also experienced in end of life care and the implications for folk, I would also add here this includes lone workers / key workers, care home staff and emergency services staff.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Person- Centred Counselling
  • Dementia Facilitator
  • Mental Health Studies
  • End of Life Care Studies

From personal experience of being a listener, not really a talker, over the years I have gleaned some understanding of what can trouble people. Life’s experiences could come from anywhere and will impact everyone differently, but listening, understanding and accepting what life can and will throw at us is fundamental in growing from these experiences.

Member organisations

COSCA

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.

Fees

£25.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I operate on a sliding scale system.

A free 20 min call to establish if we can work together and if counselling is for you.

£25 per session , depending on income, but cost should not deter you if you think you need support and counselling.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Last session will begin at 8.00pm. Sorry I don't do sessions at weekends unless a client is in extreme difficulties or distress.

Please note: My response time is signal dependant somedays !

Further information

Currently, I am working via Telephone / Zoom / Skype and Signal. Due in part to the remote rural areas I cover. However, if you feel that face to face would be better, then I'm certain we can further discuss this within reason and my guidelines from COSCA.

If you are unsure about counselling or if it will help you an informal 20 min free chat may help you decide if you want to work with me.

Inverness
Highland
IV63

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
John Alexander Service

John Alexander Service