Kerry Donaldson MSc, MBACP (Accred)
Could counselling be helpful for you right now? When we’re least expecting it, someone or something comes along that knocks us off our feet. We may feel overwhelmed and exhausted, anxious, unhappy and uncertain about our life, our relationship issues; we may experience emotional difficulties or upheaval, and we may struggle to make sense of it. It is at times like this that counselling can be the help that we need.
As a counsellor, I can help you work through your problems. I am a highly qualified and experienced therapist who will give you the opportunity to explain what is troubling you. I have many years of experience in working with people on a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and low confidence, being stuck or blocked, health related problems, family pressure, childhood trauma, loss, relationship difficulties, stress at work, addictions, abuse, couple related issues and mediation. Whatever your problem or concern, I will listen to you - without judgement or bias.
I have experience of working from both psychodynamic and person-centred perspectives, however, my natural orientation is to focus on, and to address your needs as my client – rather than using a single (fixed) approach. My aim is to work with you to achieve positive outcomes. I will give you the time and space to examine and reflect; to find some perspective, as well as exploring more effective ways of dealing with life.
Please call me if you feel that my approach to counselling would work for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Counselling (University of Edinburgh)
PG Diploma in Counselling (University of Edinburgh)
COSCA Trainer – working towards accreditation
COSCA counselling modules 1-4 (Stirling College)
Accredited workplace Mediator (University of Stirling)
Accredited alcohol and drugs counsellor (Stirling)
Couple Counsellor (Stirling)
I have been in practise for many years working in business, voluntary, higher education and private sectors.
I want to be as good a counsellor as I can be for my clients, so I'm committed to continuous training and learning. Events I have attended and participated in recently have been about:
- EMDR trauma training
- Working with children and families
- Working with survivors of sexual abuse and trauma
I also receive regular supervision to ensure that I work as ethically and effectively as possible.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
I offer an initial 30 minute discussion session free of charge.
After this, I charge £45 for individuals and £55 for couples for each full session of 60 minutes. I will happily discuss a reduced fee for a period of time.
I also work for corporate clients (prices available on request).
I do ask for payment if I am offered less than 24 hours notice to cancel.
Walk and Talk Therapy:
I can offer sessions that take you outside. We walk out in the Trossachs and explore what is troubling you whilst walking and talking. For some people talking and walking in the outdoors can be more relaxed than being in a counselling room - walking whilst sharing your life situations and struggles can be therapeutic.
I am a COSCA trainer - I train individuals and groups in counselling skills and in the Certificate in Counselling.
Over the last 5 years I have taught counselling skills as part of the MSc in Health Psychology at the University of Stirling.
Please ask about my training provision if you are interested in counselling training.
I have PVG membership with Disclosure Scotland.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|