About me

Due to the current COVID-19  crisis, until further notice, only online or telephone counselling is offered.

If you choose to come to me for counselling you will find it a safe place to explain and explore what is bothering you. In your own words and only as quickly as you are comfortable, I will encourage you to help me understand what is troubling you including how it is affecting your feelings and emotions. I will be non-judgmental while helping you define and clarify why your problem is troubling you. You will also find me willing to help you say what you cannot say on your own. You can trust me to keep what we talk about confidential and not share it with anyone else in your life. You will find me honest, caring and sensitive. You will feel that your worth and value as an individual person is respected. You and I will work together, discussing and weighing up possible solutions to the problems that brought you to counselling. You will feel supported, empowered and motivated in your journey to resolve the problems that are disturbing you.

The answers to your problems may come in the form of a new understanding or perspective. You may find some new way to personally accept an answer to the problem that previously you had discounted. You may be able to decide on a course of action to change the situation that is causing you concern. Your counselling may help you acquire new life skills that allow you to more effectively deal with the problem should it arise again in the future. You could find a new appreciation for how you really feel about a particular issue. In short, you may learn a different way to see the world so that your problems are more easily resolved. You also may find the answer to your difficulties is in widening your social circle. You may feel energised and wanting to be around other people and their company more than you have in the past. In whatever form the answers to your problems come, in general you will find you are feeling differently and as a result can move forward once again in your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

Masters in Counselling, University of Abertay Dundee, Dundee
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville
Specialist Certificate in Cyberculture: Online Counselling, Online Training Institute
Specialist module in Bereavement and Loss, CRUSE Bereavement Care Scotland
Post Qualifying Certificate: Counselling Children and Young People, Simpson House Training
Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills, University of Abertay Dundee

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.

Fees

Additional information

Due to the current COVID-19  crisis, until further notice, only online or telephone counselling is offered.

Face to Face Counselling

Initial assessment:............................................................£22.50

Counselling session:........................................................£45.00 per 50 minute session

Online Counselling

Video Conferencing, telephone:..........£45.00 per 50 minute session

Availability

Due to the current Covid-19  crisis, until further notice only online or telephone counselling is offered.

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 6.00pm.

Further information

Due to the current Covid-19  crisis, until further notice only online or telephone counselling is offered.

Face to face appointments are also available in:

Westway Enterprise Centre, Westway Counselling Room, Peasiehill Road, Arbroath DD11 2NJ

Online counselling is conducted using Hushmail and Skype

Grekin Clinic
4 Myre Road
Forfar
Angus
DD8 1AZ

Westway Enterprise Centre
Westway Counselling Room
Office 1
Arbroath
Angus
DD11 2NJ

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

The Grekin Clinic, Forfar has wheelchair access, The Westway Counselling Room is on the first floor and is not wheelchair accessible

Walter Baxter

Walter Baxter