Linda McLachlan dip counselling COSCA

Linda McLachlan dip counselling COSCA

109 Irish St
Dumfries And Galloway

Dumfries And Galloway

07729 449349

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About me

For me, as a trained counsellor counselling, it's all about listening, thinking, working together in the room with what you need in life, where your going and what brought you to counselling.

I work a lot with the feelings in the room. Integrated counselling means I have trained in psychodynamic counselling as espoused by Freud, Jung et al. Relationship counselling for both couples or just you and your relationship history and type. I work looking at your family systems and messages and how you became you and how you use what you learn to now shape your future well as using a person-centred approach which means I deal with the day-to-day and immediate problems and challenges and look at what is happening for you now.

I am aware that going in to counselling can feel momentous and many people feel nervous, worried and shy. My role is to help you through difficult times and to allay your fears and concerns and also to help you make changes tiny and large so you can create the life you wish to lead.

I work with both children, adults and couples. I offer an all-round therapeutic approach and my areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, gender identity, panic attacks, mild psychotic incidents, suicide ideation, couples, adolescents, anger issues and support for couples at every level of their relationship including better endings.

I have also helped families who are struggling with a range of issues, especially often when their children reach the teenage years. Sometimes adolescents prefer counselling by themselves, sometimes with their families to work through what systems are in place that might need looking at.

I am happy to work in person and potentially on Skype and Facetime. I work from my home Dumfries and Galloway, I am also happy to have an initial session in person or by phone to work out what a person potentially needs.

Training, qualifications & experience


Working in supporting people all of my life, from elderly too children and couples. Vast experience of working with LGBT people and people from different ethnicities.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Refugees, forced marriage, hate crime, stalking


£40 per hour

Maps & Directions

Dumfries, DG1 2NP
Thornhill, DG3

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme