Lynn MacAllister

Lynn MacAllister

Fort William
Highland
PH33

07810133468 / 07810133468

Saved Save profile

About me

There are often challenging times in life when it is very difficult to manage emotionally. I am genuinely interested in supporting you feel better enabling you to cope in difficult situations. I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. CBT provides a framework to support and manage your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a more helpful way. Through looking at your self-defeating patterns of thinking and behaviour in therapy you will become more self-aware and hopefully more optimistic about your life.

CBT provides effective treatment for a wide variety of difficulties including anxiety, depressions,low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, panic, and traumatic experiences. Being in the spotlight, talking about emotions, relationships difficulties, traumatic experiences is very hard. I will help you begin to make sense of your experiences freeing you to move forward with your life and reach your goals. It will be hard work but I will be by your side supporting you throughout your therapy. Everyone is unique and your therapy will be led by you.

I am also a Person Centred Counsellor and approach my helping role with empathy and compassion. Those who work with me find me warm and caring but, I am also able to call a 'spade a spade.' My honest approach creates relationships of trust and collaboration supporting our therapeutic relationship.

Training, qualifications & experience

COSCA Accredited PG Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Group work: Glasgow (2016-2018)

Diploma in Person Centred Counselling Skills  Glasgow Caledonian University / Institute of Counseling: Glasgow ( 2011-2015)

PG Certificate Inclusive Practice: Aberdeen University: Additional Support Needs. ( 2006)

B.Ed: Glasgow University (1986-1990)

My background is in the helping professions mainly Education. I have worked with children and their families since 1990 in a variety of settings.

I work as a CBT therapist in Inverness and Fort William.

I am a member of both COSCA and BABCP and adhere to their ethical framework.

Member organisations

COSCA

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am interested in supporting clients who have experienced trauma.

I have a interest in working with clients on the Autistic Spectrum.

Fees

  • £40 per session ( normally 50 minutes)
  • Please ask about reduced fees if you are not working or on a limited income. Please do contact me if cost is a barrier and I will do my very best to help you.

Further information

I am based in Fort William and ideally would like to see clients face to face. However, I am aware that this may not always be possible. I also offer Skype sessions if required.

Appointments

Mondays

Friday afternoons

Evening and weekend appointments are also available.

Maps & Directions

Fort William, PH33

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

I am available Mondays and Fridays. Saturday mornings and evening appointments are also available. Please contact me to arrange an appointment which works for you.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme