Miranda McHardy

Miranda McHardy



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About me

When you feel overwhelmed, depressed, stressed, anxious, grieving or stuck in a never ending loop,  looking for a counsellor can be a daunting task; have faith, don’t worry, keep calm and reach out to someone that can help you, sometimes that is half the battle.

I am a Pluralistic counsellor who can offer a safe and calm therapeutic space in which you are free to explore and find a way to a happier place. I can support you through the challenges you may face and at each step along the way help you to find the best path to take. Depending on you and what you would like to achieve from a therapeutic relationship, I can discuss with you the best way to help you resolve your problem whether it be an issue with family,  work, anger, emotional problems, bereavement, low self esteem, fear, loneliness or anything that is just getting in the way of you living a fulfilling and happy life. We can look at the immediate, life you are living now, and I can give you ‘tools’ that may help you cope on a day to day basis or we can explore the past and how it has shaped your life and help you to a better understanding of yourself today.

Often talking to a stranger who is unbiased, totally confidential, non judgemental and someone  who can just simply listen, give you time and ‘be there’ for you and only you within a counselling session can prove to be life changing.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma in Pluralistic Counselling. Abertay University

COSCA Person Centred  Counselling Certificates 1- 4. Aberdeen University.

6 months Training with Rape and Abuse Scotland where I subsequently worked for 2 years.

I have been practising for 10 years in Aberdeen and around Aberdeenshire in a variety of organisations helping with abuse and trauma. I have worked with Students and as part of an organisation taking NHS referrals from GPs Surgeries. I was a Samaritan for 8 years before I started to study counselling as a profession.

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I charge £40 per hour or part thereof.

The first session is £30 for an hour.

Further information

The easiest way to contact me is by email initially, I will respond with some dates and times that we could meet for an initial exploratory session. If you have not had counselling before, then this is simply for you to decide that you would like to book further sessions with me or whether you might like to try someone else. It is important that you feel comfortable with me as your counsellor.

The appointments will last for about 50 minutes and be at the same day and time each week. Obviously if this does not suit you then we can make other arrangements to suit us both.

Payment is either by bank transfer or cash when you come.

My Practice is in Banchory easily accessible with good off street parking

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."

                                                                                                Wayne Dyer

Maps & Directions

Banchory, AB31

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Weekdays daytime and evenings by arrangement.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults