Susan MacRae

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Aberdeen AB10 & Stonehaven AB39
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About me

For the past 40 years I have been working with adults,children and young people in the NHS, social work, the third sector and privately. I have been an accredited trainer and taught Counselling at university level.

When we meet I hope we can work together to find the help and support you need at your pace. Through play and talking I offer a service for children, young people and adults that is based on a wealth of experience and knowledge.

I also and offer Counselling Supervision to agencies as well as Private Supervisees.

I have recently successfully completed further training in working with Children and Young People at Strathclyde University and I have been a Board Member of COSCA.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • FHEA.
  • PGDip. Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People COSCA Acc.
  • Certificate in Person Centred Counselling Supervision
  • MBACP 


I am  a Counsellor for adults and children and young people and a Supervisor of fellow counsellors 

I also was a Tutor for several years with the PGDiploma at Aberdeen University and offered training to many voluntary organisations snd schools  

I have been a Children's Nurse and a Psychiatric Nurse.In these settings I worked with families and all ages offering the talking therapies

i am happy to see Couples and Families and have been offering this service for many years now  

I have offered Counselling and Play Therapy with:

AVENUE Relationship Scotland supporting children when their parents were parting or had encountered difficulties after the breakup of their family

Young Carers supporting young people

GREC supporting children and young people with issues of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and discrimination

Member organisations

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.

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

I can offer a service with most adults, young people and children. Come along and we can explore what you need and take it from there.


£75.00 per session

Additional information

£75.00 per hour

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am now semi retired and available during the day on Wednesday. 

Further information

As you want to just get started with a therapist for yourself or your child I suggest that you email me and we have a preliminary chat about what you need and we can take it from there.I am ready to meet and work with you.

27 Huntly Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1TJ

Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, AB39

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Additional languages

I have experience of working with an Interpretor

Online platforms



In person

I am a qualified Supervisor with 40 years of experience working in mist areas of mental health and counsellingI am predominantly a Person Centred therapist  but have a pluralistic approach to my work.

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Susan MacRae
Susan MacRae