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Aberdeen Reach CIC
Available for new clients
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Aberdeen, AB10 1TJ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About us

Reach (Aberdeen Reach CIC, SC727657) provides free, unlimited duration adult counselling as part of our wider community engagement.

The counselling is provided by trainee counsellors, completing their second year of Counselling Diploma studies. Each counsellor is fully PVG checked, and engaged in their learning process, having successfully completed previous counselling skills training and the first Counselling Diploma year.

Each trainee counsellor has three levels of professional supervision and support; independent supervision, in-house within Reach and within their own learning organisation, thus ensuring safe, considered, and ethical practice at all times.

Training, qualifications & experience

Reach Director:

  • MSc (First Class/Distinction)  Person-Centred Counselling - University of Aberdeen (2023)
  • Advanced Post Diploma Certificate Course - Person-Centred Couples Counselling (2022)
  • Clinical Supervisor - COSCA (2020)
  • Associate Fellow - Higher Education Authority (2021)
  • Core Tutor in MSC / PGDip Counselling - University of Aberdeen (2018 - 2022)
  • Children's Therapist - Drawing & Talking (2017)
  • Volunteer Counsellor - Cairns Counselling (2011 - 2019)
  • Volunteer Therapeutic Play Counsellor - Grampian Regional Equality Council (2017 - 2020)
  • PGDip Person-Centred Counselling - University of Aberdeen (2012 - 2014)
  • Volunteer Counsellor - Childline (2010 - 2013)
  • Fully PVG / Disclosure checked

Trainee Counsellors:

As a minimum:

  • Successful completion of COSCA Counselling Skills courses 1 to 4
  • Successful completion of 1st year Counselling Diploma studies
  • Engagement in 2nd year of Counselling Diploma placement
  • Fully PVG / Disclosure checked

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

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Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

All sessions are free of charge.

When we work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Current available sessions are Saturday mornings only

27 Huntly Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1TJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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PVG Scheme

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