Kathryn Macleod

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Counselling & Psychotherapy, BSc (Hons), Dip, MCOSCA, MBACP
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

Isle of Lewis HS2 & Stornoway HS1
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Hi, I’m Kathryn, and I am a qualified counsellor based in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. I work online with clients throughout the UK and in person in my therapy room in Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis. My approach to counselling is practical and down to earth. I offer a safe and confidential space, not judging or minimising but valuing and respecting each person.

I enjoy working with a diverse range of people, offering counselling for individuals to address a whole range of reasons. I work with each individual to determine how therapy might support them in their particular circumstances. As an integrative therapist, I allow individuals to explore this in their own time through exploring past and present influences, working towards a deeper understanding of themselves, their feelings and thought processes, and finding their way forward.   

I enjoy working with those looking for self-exploration and have a particular interest in Highly Sensitive people. Some clients prefer a short-term approach, whilst others find it beneficial to take sessions on a longer-term basis and I offer space for both.

I offer a free 15-minute consultation on Zoom so we can meet each other, with no obligation to continue further on, but allow us a chance to meet together and help you decide if I am the correct counsellor for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Working for 20 years in the third sector, NHS, in charities and with those within creative industries has allowed me to support individuals with many challenges. I believe that counselling should be accessible to all, and I work with clients with all sorts of needs. This includes stress, depression, anxiety, parenting, bereavement, antenatal and postnatal struggles, relationship difficulties, emotional disconnection, low self-esteem and much more.

  • BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Online & Telephone Counselling
  • Post Qualifying diploma in counselling children and young people
  • Registered with Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) 
  • Member of COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland)
  • Member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Member organisations

COSCA
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (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

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
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.

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Top Specialities

  • Life changes
  • Work-related Stress
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Creative Persons
  • Parental anxiety and depression
  • Highly Sensitive People

Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

You are welcome to get in touch for a free, no-obligation 20-minute initial video call discussion so I can answer any questions you might have.

The fee for each session is payable at the end of each face to face session by cash, card or via BACS transfer. For online sessions, a BACS transfer must be made 24 hours before the session.

Concessions are available. Please get in touch with me to discuss this.

When I work

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Further information

Counselling sessions usually take place on a weekly basis and each session lasts 50 minutes. The first session is often a time of exploration where we can get to know each other and would help you to decide if I would be the right counsellor to help you.

Please enquire about availability.

Isle of Lewis, Western Isles, HS2

K Macleod Therapy, Unit 8A, 7 James Street, Stornoway, Western Isles, HS1 2QN

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Online platforms

Zoom
Kathryn Macleod
Kathryn Macleod