Riitta Jutila

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Biographical Counsellor, RegMBACP, MPABC, providing supervision
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

Aberdeen, AB15 9BN
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I aim to create a safe, creative and flexible space for biographical counselling, biography work and psychotherapy.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy for clients with individual issues, themes, concerns, coming from different age groups and variety of backgrounds. The space provided invites the client to become active with their life questions, crises and dilemmas, potentially creating a new vision of themselves, others and life. The client may explore for new direction, realise untapped potential and purpose in life. The individual may enter at their own pace a deeper understanding of their thinking, feelings and behaviours. Counselling may lead to a renewed energy, healing, better general well being and balance.
Biography work offers a specific but individual way to explore a person's rhythms, patterns, constitution, choices, decisions, steps, jobs, tasks and events (inner and outer) which may encourage self empowerment, decision making and overall clarity. This type of work may be beneficial for a client looking at a specific theme or question in life.
I recommend a free initial meeting (approx. 30 min) to discuss further what is offered and what the client could expect.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Qualification:
  • RNMH
  • Diploma Applied Psychology in Challenging Behaviour (Tizard centre)
  • Diploma Biographical Counselling (BACP accredited course)
  • Cert. Psychotherapy, Psychopathology and Psychosomatics (Anthroposophic perspective)
  • Gestalt clinical supervision certificate & diploma
  • CRM ; complex trauma foundation training
  • Clinical activity:
  • BACP; CoP contract for case study writing and of a moderation group (8 years)
  • Counselling Association with Medical Practice/Wellbeing Trust (10+ years; ongoing)
  • Counselling in Human rights organisation (10+ years; ongoing)
  • Private practice
  • Experience:
  • Non-English speakers counselling with/ without interpreter
  • Facilitating relatives support group
  • Counselling contract with Local Authority 2010-2015-till change into self directed
  • Dementia specific supervision for nine years-by ex Alzheimer Scotland person-centred counsellor
  • Third facilitator of therapeutic group for people with early onset of dementia
  • Adult counselling for cultural, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation / human rights
  • Group supervision and specific training for secondary school as above including transgender issues
  • Ongoing and varied professional development; biographical, person-centred, psycho dynamic and cognitive perspective.
  • Case presentations and group facilitating in conferences (2011 ongoing)
  • International peer supervision (9+years)
  • World wide Biography group founder for older adults (June 2017)
  • Trauma work shop co-facilitator in medical conference (Sep 2017)

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • end of life
  • early onset of dementia
  • different stages of dementia
  • couples dialogue
  • uniqueness / identity / development
  • older age
  • biography work and charts
  • holistic
  • existential/ spiritual questions


£35.00 - £50.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

    £40/50 face to face/ online
    £35/40 biography work
    £60 couple
per 60 min/ longer sessions available
concession available, discussed as part of contract making

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer also evening sessions. Zoom and telephone counselling also available.

Further information

I work as a full time qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with a busy practice. I have worked with a wide range of individuals from variety of cultural backgrounds, themes & biographies. Clients resilience, creativity & uniqueness deeply inspires & supports also my ongoing learning & understanding of this profession. It keeps deepening my capacities & awareness of humanity & human potential & resources as a professional & a human being. Space for counselling & psychotherapy is ultimately for self/ discovery, investment & healing. Often a beginning for a greater understanding of self, identity & potential for new way of thinking, perceiving life & courage for change.

'Old Simeon' Building, Cairnlee Road, Bieldside, Aberdeen, AB15 9BN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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at John street location

Additional languages



In person

I have a certificate & a clinical diploma in (Gestalt) supervision.

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Riitta Jutila
Riitta Jutila