Maggie Mercer Dip-Couns.
I am a Counsellor trained in the Person-centred approach. I have held counselling sessions in my room at Shandwick Bay near Tain. However, due to Covid-19 restrictions, I can offer online counselling via Zoom or Skype.
Training, qualifications & experience
As well as completing a Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy I also have a BA Hons. Degree in Psychology with Health Psychology and I am a member of COSCA (Confederation of Scottish Counselling Agencies) and abide by their code of ethics. I also have considerable experience working in the care industry supporting vulnerable adults.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My approach places you, the client, at the centre, enabling you to be autonomous in deciding for yourself what the best options are in moving forward with your issues. I do not offer advice – as you are the expert on yourself – but I can help you clarify difficult issues. I will offer my presence, attention, care, support and commitment to you.
£35 per session - concessionary rates can be made available for individuals on a low income or whose finances have been impacted negatively by the pandemic.
I am mostly available on Wednesdays 12.30 pm until 6 pm as well as some evenings midweek. I can be flexible with these times to suit my client.
Each session lasts approximately 50 minutes. Clients often meet me on a weekly basis (for the therapeutic process, it can be better to keep the momentum going) however, this can be flexible. The number of sessions you may find beneficial is very individual, but after our initial session we can discuss the best way forward. You do not need to feel pressure to commit to any specific number of sessions, although I may suggest a plan which I feel may be more suitable for your progress.