Pamela Finch

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Thrive Scotland
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Kinross KY13 & Dunfermline KY11
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About me

I am an integrative trauma therapist working with clients aged 18+.  I can offer in-person, online, telephone or outdoor therapy.  

How I Work

As an integrative therapist I believe there is no one size fits all approach to therapy.  I am committed to offering a safe space where you can explore the topics you bring to therapy in a way that works for you and aim to build an authentic relationship with each client based on trust, empathy and compassion. 

I believe in allowing the client to set the pace and direction of our work, meaning that from the outset you are in control of what you choose to talk about and how much you choose to share.  My approach is relaxed and clients often remark that they are surprised by how much therapy just feels like a 'normal conversation'.   

Throughout our work together I can offer tools from various modalities such as person-centred, CBT, psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness and more to suit your unique needs and preferences.  Together we will build a tailored package of support that is right for you.  I encourage all clients to be aware of their needs in the therapy space and to let me know if there are new ways of working that they would like to explore.  

*To get a further sense of how I work, check out the client testimonials at the bottom of the page.

Outdoor Therapy

In addition to online or office-based sessions I also offer clients the option of outdoor therapy which combines the benefits of traditional talk therapy with the benefits of getting outdoors.  Individuals who seek outdoor therapy often have a love of being in nature and find that being outdoors increases levels of relaxation.  Some individuals sit at a desk all day or have physical wellness goals and wish to combine therapy with an opportunity to be more active whilst others simply find it awkward to sit across from a therapist and feel more comfortable walking alongside as we talk. 

In outdoor therapy the client sets the pace and we can be as active or inactive as you like.  Some clients choose to walk and talk, some bring a dog along and others prefer to find a bench and simply sit outdoors and take in the scenery whilst we talk.  

Outdoor sessions take place at a mutually agreed location and are offered at a standard length of 50 minutes.  Longer sessions of up to 4 hours can also be offered upon request for established clients and can be beneficial where a client wishes to give particular focus to one topic or where they wish to be able to dip in and out of a more difficult subject over a longer time period than a regular session would allow.  Why not get in touch to find out more about how outdoor therapy could benefit you?

Training, qualifications & experience


  • DipHe Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • PGDip Childhood Practice 
  • Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision

In addition to formal qualifications I am committed to ongoing professional development and continue to undertake regular additional training to support me in providing clients with the best possible therapy experience.  


I have a strong foundation of experience supporting individuals who come to therapy with a wide range of issues including anxiety, stress, fertilty issues, relationship difficulties, bereavement, difficult life changes and more. 

Trauma Work

I specialise in supporting individuals who have been affected by trauma, particularly those affected by sexual abuse and/or rape.  I understand that everyone experiences trauma differently and work to support individuals to explore the ways their trauma has impacted them, the ways they have coped and the aspects of trauma which continue to cause them distress.  

Emergency Services & Military Personnel

I have experience working with those in uniformed services such as paramedics, firefighters, police and medical staff.  The impact of such stressful professions and the traumatic events faced in such roles cannot be understated.  I aim to offer a safe, confidential space to explore work-related concerns and the impact they are having upon an individual.  I also have experience supporting military personnel, both those currently serving and veterans.  Through this work I have some insight into the challenges faced in and after service and I have supported individuals in addressing the impact of traumatic experiences and the difficulties faced reaclimatising to civilian life.


Whether you meet with your clients online or in-person, a safe space where you can reflect on your work with clients is crucial to developing your learning and maintaining professional standards of practice.  As a cinical supervisor, I offer online supervision to qualified and student therapists or others working in the helping professions.  For more information please see my supervision profile linked to the right of this page.

Athletes & Public Figures 

As a former performance athlete I have an understanding of the unique vulnerabilities and pressures of high performance pathways and other similar environments.  I have worked alongside elite athletes from a range of sports as well as supporting athlete wellbeing programmes through a number of sports governing bodies.  I have also worked alongside a number of public figures and have some insight into the pressures of public life.  Whilst confidentiality is essential for all individuals accessing therapy, I understand that there may be specific concerns for those under the media glare and I have experience working with specific privacy requirements and non-disclosure agreements.  

Member organisations

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSCA)

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

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
Accredited Register Scheme

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College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My standard fees are £60 per hour for individuals or £75 for couples.  Fees for face to face appointments are payable in cash or by PayPal transfer at the start of each session.  Fees for telephone/online counselling are payable by PayPal transfer prior to each session.

I offer a discounted rate for clients wishing to book blocks of 4 sessions at a time or for trainee therapists.

When I work

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Further information

Client Feedback

"When I drove to our first session I was a nervous wreck but within minutes of being in the room Pamela helped me to feel at ease.  She knows exactly the right question to ask at exactly the right time and I never felt pressured during our sessions.  Together we have worked through my past traumas and I am in a good place now, focussing on enjoying life, but if the darkness creeps back in I will definitely reach out to Pamela again." - Female Client, 29 (Childhood Trauma)

"By the time I tried therapy, I'd tried everything from self help books to self medicating.  I was skepitcal that therapy could help and expected to be judged for my past actions but Pamela wasn't judgemental at all.  Talking to her was just like a normal conversation and not at all like what I'd expected therapy would be.  Her compassionate approach helped me to deal with the mountain of shame I'd been carrying for years during and after my (military) service.  I can't thank her enough for her kindness, patience and willingness to embrace my dark sense of humour as I waded through my 'stuff'." - Male Client, 48 (C-PTSD, Military Service)

"Therapy with Pamela has helped me to find a state of calm within myself for the first time in a very long time.  She has helped me to understand how the positive and negative experiences in my life have shaped who I am today.  I am becoming more confident in my own skin, happier and more positive about my future." - Female Client, 22 (Anxiety, Sexual Assault)

"Pamela listened and I could feel she actually cared.  I was a 'slow burner' but she hung in there and gave me the time and space I needed, without judgement.  For the first time in my life I felt safe and eventually I told her everything.  It took a while, but she patiently helped me pull myself out of a really dark place and I have become proud of the man I am today.  I will always be grateful for that." - Male Client, 56 (Childhood Trauma, Sexuality)

Kinross, Perth and Kinross, KY13

Dunfermline, Fife, KY11

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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Online platforms

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In person

I am an integrative therapist offering online or in-person supervision for qualified or trainee counsellors and other helping professionals.

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Pamela Finch
Pamela Finch