Nicola Beattie

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Aviemore, Highland, PH22 1QH
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About me

I am a qualified person centred counsellor and psychotherapist with seven years of experience, working with a wide range of issues. I am based in the Cairngorm National Park area and have the use of a therapy room in Rothiemerchus area, on the outskirts of Aviemore.

I believe that counselling should be made accessable to as many people that need it and as travel is often a barrier, living in the Scottish Highlands, I also see people online or via telephone. I have done the relevant training in these methods and have found, in my experience, they are as effective as face to face sessions.

I am qualified to work with Children and Young People from the age of 10 - 18 and have spent the last three years working in schools in the Highlands as a counsellor.

Before working in psychotherapy, I spent seven years working in schools with CYP with additional needs.

Although I am passionate about my work with Children and young people, I have also had seven years of experience with adults and am currently working with a charity to provide funded counselling to people that live in Sutherland.

I hold the firm belief that if we are given the space and are provided with a non-judgemental, accepting environment with someone that is genuine and cares that we can grow, create and maintain these conditions for ourselves.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • Counselling Children and Young People 10 - 18 COSCA Accredited.

I have undertaken many courses and worked effectively with clients suffering a wide range of issues.

Some of the courses I have done are:

  • Working with the impact of severe trauma
  • Working with anxiety and depression
  • CBT toolbox
  • Counselling online and telephone
  • Bereavement, child bereavement
  • Non violent communication
  • Working with CYP in a therapeutic way. Art/play therapy. Use of story in therapy. Introduction to sand tray.
  • Working with phobias. 
  • Autism and addiction
  • Autism level 1 and 2 training
  • Social Story training
  • Online and Telephone Counselling Course.
  • Child Protection Level 2 Recognition and Response
  • Data Protection
  • Intro to cyber security
  • Scottish Women’s Aid – Children and Young People’s experiences of domestic abuse.
  • Working with ADHD

I have had experience counselling in all of the above.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£48.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Please get in touch if you want more details.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  1. Monday I see clients face to face clients. Although it says I do not work mornings, this will be entirely dependant on clients needs.

The Old Schoolhouse, Inverdruie, Aviemore, Highland, PH22 1QH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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