About me

Difficulties and stress in the relationships that matter most to you can be a source of distress, anxiety, frustration or despair. When all your efforts to make things better still haven't worked, maybe it's time to think about trying a different approach. Working with a experienced relationship counsellor can give you the time and space to explore what is troubling you.

I have over fifteen years of experience working with individuals and groups who find themselves in difficult situations requiring understanding and thoughtful reflection. My specialist training in working with relationship dynamics, attachment disorders, adult sexuality and family systems creates a space for careful and compassionate exploration of tensions that have arisen. Additionally I have completed a one-year diploma-level training in cybertherapy enabling me to work safely and ethically online.

I work with individual adults and couples from all backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities to help them gain insight and fresh perspectives on life, relationships, and other issues that cause distress.

It takes courage to take the first step towards counselling, but out of that courage grows the hope that things can get better with deeper understanding, insight and personal growth. I warmly encourage you to consider taking that step.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am experienced in working in person and online with couples and adult individuals who are finding life hard going, especially when it comes to their relationships.

Diploma in Relationship Counselling awarded by Relationships Scotland / Napier University

(integrative approach based on psychodynamic, systemic, relationship and adult sexuality theories.)

Certificate in Counselling Skills awarded by Relationships Scotland.

I am fully trained to work safely and ethically with clients online, using video, live chat or audio only.

Additional training:

Risk Assessment

Collaborative Practice

Restorative Practice

Domestic Abuse

Psychodynamics of Couple Relationships

Family Constellations



As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I work within its Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, and adhere to its complaints procedure.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

intercultural relationships

cross-cultural relationships

expat issues




From £50.00 to £70.00

Additional information

Sessions last 50 minutes. For couple work there is the option of a 75-minute session.

Individuals: £50

Couples: £70 for 50 minutes / £90 for 75 minutes

Fees for online work are charged at the same rate as in person sessions.

(please note that fees will increase in 2022 to: Individuals £60, Couples £80 for 50 minutes / £110 for 75 minutes


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Please contact me to find out available times.

Alba Counselling
12 South Charlotte Street

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Office is located on the ground floor. Access to front door is via steps.

Additional languages


Online platforms

Marie MacLeod

Marie MacLeod