About me

I have been practicing person centred counselling for over 6 years, and I believe that a safe, non-judgemental and compassionate approach is key for healing.  To be listened to and accepted for where you are in your life is important.

Alongside listening, I offer counselling tools when needed to help.

If you prefer, we can chat initially about counselling via mobile or email.

Alternatively, in the first session I give details about how counselling works, and explore what it is you are looking for in counselling, to help you decide what's a good way forward for you.

I believe that healing comes from empowerment through increased self-awareness and self-esteem, and integration through self-acceptance. I have often witnessed transformation as spiritual in nature.

If you want to pursue counselling, we can meet on a weekly basis for as long as you feel you need to (typically 3 to 6 months).

I am married with two adult stepsons.

Training, qualifications & experience

4 years training:

Certificate in Counselling

Masters in Counselling

5 years experience:

providing one to one counselling.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience working with men working through their understanding of masculinity and working with people coming to terms with spiritual experiences.

Fees

Additional information

£45 per hour

£20 for an initial interview

Discounts available - details on application

Availability

I am available in the evenings from 5pm, (except Tuesdays), and all day Thursday and Friday and at the weekends.

Further information

Beyond counselling, I have 5 years experience working with people with backgrounds in homelessness, addiction, anxiety, and depression, and often our work together has been an important element in their recovery journey.

3 Fulfordlees Cottages
Cockburnspath
Berwickshire
TD13 5YJ

Citibase Plc
1-3 St. Colme Street
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH3 6AA

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
John Muirhead

John Muirhead