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Solution Focused Counselling - MA, MSc, DipSFP, PGDip Couns
Aberdeen AB21 & Oldmeldrum AB51

About me

I can support with a range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, social challenges, work and career, health worries and stress. You may be finding it hard, almost impossible some days, to stay hopeful that things will get better. It's not always easy to find someone you feel able to open up to, but it can really help.

Counselling is a safe space to share. It is a gentle, caring, respectful process. Meeting with me, simply come as you are and be yourself. We will go at your pace. It may not feel like it at all right now, but you are the person who knows best what keeps you going, and what it is you really want and need. These we can explore and uncover together.

I can offer sessions in person in Dyce and Oldmeldrum, with also the flexibility of phone or online counselling.

One reflection to take away: what are your best hopes, if counselling were to make a real difference to your life? Please feel free to get in touch with me if you're curious to explore this further. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am trained in two types of therapeutic approach: Person-Centred Counselling and Solution Focused Brief Therapy, plus an Applied Psychology MSc. I've been supporting people professionally for nearly 20 years, as a coach and more recently in counselling.

Qualifications and professional memberships:

  • COSCA member
  • Accredited and registered with UKASFP (UK Association for Solution Focused Practice)
  • Member of the British Psychological Society
  • Diploma in Solution Focused Practice (BRIEF, London)
  • Post-Grad Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, with Distinction (University of Aberdeen)
  • MSc Applied Psychology, with Distinction (RGU)
  • MA (University of Cambridge)

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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£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Dyce, Aberdeen, AB21

Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, AB51

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
Shona Horsman

Shona Horsman