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Sabine Ahlen - Relationship Counsellor, Cert Couples Counselling, MBACP

About me

I am passionate about my work and feel privileged to be a therapist. I value meeting new people, creating a safe space where we can work together to find answers that are right for you, to live your life with more ease.

I have a special interest in adult ADHD.

I trained as a Person-Centred counsellor in 1999 and then as a Couples Counsellor / Relationship Counsellor with Relationship Scotland in 2011.

I’m an Accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS);

Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct;

a member of Person-Centred Therapy Scotland, PCT Scotland and

a member of Relationship Scotland.

Training, qualifications & experience

PgDip in Person-Centred Counselling, University of Strathclyde

Group work – A Professional Training, University of Strathclyde

Certificate in Couples Counselling, Relationship Scotland.

I have experience of working with individuals, couples and groups, face to face, over the telephone, Skype and Zoom. Settings I’ve worked in are GP practices, EAP (Employe Assistance Program), Alcohol and Drugs dependency project and private practice.

Continued Professional Development:


* Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples

* Coping Strategies for Adults on the Autistic Spectrum

* Healthy Habits for ADHD Brains


* CBT - Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

* Developing a Compassionate Mind in Mediation and Relationship Counselling Work

* Counselling & Autism


* I’m neither male of female’ Gender: Looking beyond the Binary

* High Control Groups and Relationships

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Anxiety, GAD, financial worries, bereavement loss of a pet.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Photos & videos


Individuals £45 per counselling hour (50 minutes), Face to Face, Zoom, Skype or Telephone

Couples £55 per counselling hour (50 minutes), Face to Face, Zoom or Skype.

Free consultation of 15-20 minutes.


Argyll And Bute

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Swedish


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Helensburgh location has a gravel path and gate.


Evening, daytime and Saturday mornings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Sabine Ahlen - Relationship Counsellor, Cert Couples Counselling, MBACP

Sabine Ahlen - Relationship Counsellor, Cert Couples Counselling, MBACP