Tina Fair

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Lybster, Highland, KW3
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About me

Welcome. If you've taken the time to click on my profile I'm guessing you have probably been struggling with distress for sometime. No doubt you've tried to understand and resolve it, maybe wondering if it's your job, your partner, maybe you just need a hobby. No matter what you change in your external world, any improvement in your symptoms is short lived. You've perhaps had the courage to consider that something in you needs to change but you have no idea what or how. In the meantime you've learned to cope so well that from the outside no one would know there was anything wrong. Regardless of what term you would use to describe your distress; anxiety, depression, stress, anger, low mood; you feel as though you are merely surviving not really living. At your lowest moments you perhaps engage in unhealthy coping mechanisms such as problematic drinking, binge eating, compulsive spending, drug use etc and it may be these issues that have led you to seek counselling at this time.

 Over the 10 years I have been in private practice I have developed a wealth of experience working with these issues and have identified certain theories and approaches which appear to support positive change in my clients. These form the basis of my integrative practice. 

Although you may have reservations about exploring your childhood, if your distress is long term there is a good chance that is where the roots of it lie. This does not always mean bad parenting or trauma; our childhood is where much of our "programming" takes place and as we mature that programming becomes unconscious which is why we lack awareness of the cause of our distress and are therefore helpless to change it. The theories of counselling I draw upon most often are helpful in raising self-awareness, challenging limiting beliefs and developing a stronger sense of self. The sessions are aimed at supporting and challenging you to know and understand yourself better and in the process find the answers you seek. If you think this may be beneficial to you please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Tina Fair 07867673860/tinadfair@gmail.com

Please note: I also work with couples who would like to understand themselves better within the context of their relationship. Please contact me for further details.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (2020)
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling (2018)
  • Certificate in Motivational Interviewing (2016)
  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Ad.Dip PC (2016)
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid (2015)
  • 8 Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course (2015)
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Dip PC (2014)
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling skills (Dip Hyp CS) 2013

My previous relevant experience includes a total of nearly 20 years supporting, learning about and learning from people in a variety of settings including a drug rehabilitation centre, prisons and housing projects. Prior to qualifying the core of my work involved using counselling skills to support people coping with addictions, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, emotional distress, bereavement, loss, relationship problems, abuse and trauma.

As my private practice has developed over the last 10 years I have reached a fuller appreciation of the impact of how we relate to ourselves, others and the world around us on our levels of happiness and satisfaction. Key to all of this is our knowledge, understanding and acceptance of ourselves.

Member organisations

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with people in distress and my aim is to collaborate with them in understanding and empowering themselves this work covers many of the areas lifted above. If, for any reason, I feel I am not the best person for you to work with I will discuss this with you at the earliest opportunity. 

My counselling approach is integrative and humanistic. In my work, I draw on different theories including but not limited to:

  • Person centred
  • Somatic experiencing
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Focusing
  • Cognitive Behavioural 


£50.00 - £65.00

Additional information

Individual sessions are £50.00 per 60 min session.

Couples sessions are £65.00 per 60 min session

Depending on your availability I aim to schedule your first appointment within 7 days. 

Please note: I work with a limited number of clients each week therefore if an appointment is missed or cancelled with less than 24 hours notice 50% of the fee will be payable.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with available appointment times at 5.00pm, 6.30pm and 8.00pm.

Further information

On booking your initial consultation I will request an email address in order to send you a copy of my counselling agreement. I will need you to complete and return this, along with your payment, at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. 

If you have any difficulty with this please let me know.

Please do read the agreement as it details my confidentiality and cancellation policies.

Lybster, Highland, KW3

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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I work by video call or telephone only. Unfortunately I cannot offer face to face appointments.

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Tina Fair
Tina Fair