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About me

I am a psychotherapist and counsellor, working one-to-one from a person-centred perspective. I'm a member of COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland) and an individual member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I can offer you a safe, confidential, non-judgemental, warm and empathic environment within which to explore whatever is going on for you.

Who can I help?

It might be that you’re feeling down and not quite 'right', or it might be that you’re struggling with more intense psychological problems.  Perhaps you've never felt a need to seek help before, or perhaps you've sought help countless times already.  Perhaps you're fighting addiction.  Perhaps you're grappling with the consequences of abuse.  Maybe you've been diagnosed with a mental illness.  Maybe you're having relationship issues.  Maybe you've suffered a loss.  Maybe you're fed up with anxiety compromising what you feel able to do in life.  Or maybe you just need a listening ear and the respite that affords.

Whatever your situation, I can offer support as you move through a difficult chapter in your life.  Psychotherapy can be a lifeline and a key that unlocks a way forward and a pathway to growth.

Training, qualifications & experience

DipHE Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Member of COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland).
Individual member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

I have experience of working successfully with clients from a broad range of backgrounds and ages, and with a broad range of issues.  I have worked in a general setting, and also within a specialist addiction service with clients coping with managing alcohol and drug addiction.  I achieve consistently positive outcomes with clients experiencing a wide diversity of difficulties.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

COSCA

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Further information

If therapy is to be effective it's essential that you feel comfortable and at ease with your therapist. Research tells us that the quality of the relationship between client and counsellor is by far the most important determinant of a positive outcome of therapy.

Sessions last for 1 hour and cost £40. 

Evening appointments are available.  Home visits can occasionally be arranged, at additional cost.

Inverness
Highland
IV2

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Steven Ballantyne

Steven Ballantyne