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Photo of Anne Thompson, Counsellor in Aberdeen, Scotland
Anne Thompson
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Aberdeen AB10
Need space to talk? I’m Anne a qualified counsellor. I’m here to support you will life difficulties and struggles. I try to offer a safe and non-judgemental space where we can explore your thoughts, feelings, emotions, experiences and behaviours together. These can be linked to the past, present or future. In the therapy space empathy, acceptance and congruence is offered. A selection of therapeutic tools can be used such as cognitive behaviour worksheets, mindfulness exercises, motivational intervention, emotional regulation techniques, inner child and attachment work, planning and goal setting.
Need space to talk? I’m Anne a qualified counsellor. I’m here to support you will life difficulties and struggles. I try to offer a safe and non-judgemental space where we can explore your thoughts, feelings, emotions, experiences and behaviours together. These can be linked to the past, present or future. In the therapy space empathy, acceptance and congruence is offered. A selection of therapeutic tools can be used such as cognitive behaviour worksheets, mindfulness exercises, motivational intervention, emotional regulation techniques, inner child and attachment work, planning and goal setting.
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Morag Ormiston
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Aberdeen AB10
Hi, my name is Morag and I thoroughly enjoy supporting individuals and groups through challenging periods using CBT or CFT. I have been in a supportive role for many years from teaching to HR and now therapy. I work online and in person in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. I really enjoy the collaborative approach that CBT/CFT offers so finding a time to suit us is essential. I also facilitate groups with professional colleagues, again online or in person. I enjoy working with clients to meet their needs whether this is for depression, anxiety, self-esteem, phobias, distress, stress, panic disorder, OCD, PTSD, or grief.
Hi, my name is Morag and I thoroughly enjoy supporting individuals and groups through challenging periods using CBT or CFT. I have been in a supportive role for many years from teaching to HR and now therapy. I work online and in person in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. I really enjoy the collaborative approach that CBT/CFT offers so finding a time to suit us is essential. I also facilitate groups with professional colleagues, again online or in person. I enjoy working with clients to meet their needs whether this is for depression, anxiety, self-esteem, phobias, distress, stress, panic disorder, OCD, PTSD, or grief.
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Agata Robertson
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
Aberdeen AB10
We all deserve both psychological and emotional well-being!   Yet, sometimes ‘life’ grinds us down, we often lose our emotional resources and the psychological tools required to live a healthy and empowering lifestyle. As a counsellor and psychotherapist, my focus is to support individuals through distress and times of crisis.  Whatever your individual situation may be, my aim is to provide you with support in identifying any changes that can positively impact your day-to-day living; whether this be the development of specific skills, a greater understanding of yourself or your feelings.
We all deserve both psychological and emotional well-being!   Yet, sometimes ‘life’ grinds us down, we often lose our emotional resources and the psychological tools required to live a healthy and empowering lifestyle. As a counsellor and psychotherapist, my focus is to support individuals through distress and times of crisis.  Whatever your individual situation may be, my aim is to provide you with support in identifying any changes that can positively impact your day-to-day living; whether this be the development of specific skills, a greater understanding of yourself or your feelings.
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Specialist Therapies
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Aberdeen AB25
For anxiety and mood problems we can work together for your recovery. Only evidenced approaches are used so that you can be assured that you are doing the right thing. You are important, and so is your recovery. I have been working successfully in mental health recovery for a number of years, including the teaching and training of other therapists. We begin by having a shared understanding of your problem. We work together using techniques that are demonstrated to be successful. Therapy can be either face-to-face or virtual. it's time to make the right move. it's time to move on, and we can do it! The Future Belongs to You.
For anxiety and mood problems we can work together for your recovery. Only evidenced approaches are used so that you can be assured that you are doing the right thing. You are important, and so is your recovery. I have been working successfully in mental health recovery for a number of years, including the teaching and training of other therapists. We begin by having a shared understanding of your problem. We work together using techniques that are demonstrated to be successful. Therapy can be either face-to-face or virtual. it's time to make the right move. it's time to move on, and we can do it! The Future Belongs to You.
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Rhona Gough
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Aberdeen AB15
Life can bring loss, change and many challenges, and it is understandable that at times we might look for support in facing them. I aim to provide a safe confidential space to help you on your journey of self discovery; to enable you to examine your life and make new meaningful choices within it. I offer counselling to adults and young people, meeting face-to-face when COVID regulations permit and by telephone and online, which enables those at a geographic distance to connect with me. I also work for Aberdeen University offering counselling and facilitating psychoeducational workshops to the wider university community.
Life can bring loss, change and many challenges, and it is understandable that at times we might look for support in facing them. I aim to provide a safe confidential space to help you on your journey of self discovery; to enable you to examine your life and make new meaningful choices within it. I offer counselling to adults and young people, meeting face-to-face when COVID regulations permit and by telephone and online, which enables those at a geographic distance to connect with me. I also work for Aberdeen University offering counselling and facilitating psychoeducational workshops to the wider university community.
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Aberdeen Reflection Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Aberdeen AB11
Hello, Welcome to Aberdeen Reflection Counselling I am Nic, an Accredited Person-Centred & Offshore Counsellor with 17 years of experience. I specialise in working with people who are stressed, depressed, struggling with their anxiety, and understanding anger and work-related issues. I am also an experienced offshore counsellor and understand the stress and strains of the oil industry. I believe counselling works because I too have been through the process and seen the changes in the people I have helped. If you want to know more, go to aberdeenreflectioncounselling.com or drop me an email, I will answer any question you have.
Hello, Welcome to Aberdeen Reflection Counselling I am Nic, an Accredited Person-Centred & Offshore Counsellor with 17 years of experience. I specialise in working with people who are stressed, depressed, struggling with their anxiety, and understanding anger and work-related issues. I am also an experienced offshore counsellor and understand the stress and strains of the oil industry. I believe counselling works because I too have been through the process and seen the changes in the people I have helped. If you want to know more, go to aberdeenreflectioncounselling.com or drop me an email, I will answer any question you have.
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Tamsin @ The Talking Space
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Aberdeen AB10
Here you are looking for a therapist... Hello there, I'm Tamsin. Finding the right therapist is an important decision and I recognise it takes courage to take this first move towards change. Maybe Online Counselling will suit you best or being Face-to-Face in a comfortable room appeals to you? I believe the moment a person feels heard can be the start of their healing process. You may be seeking somewhere to bring all those difficult emotions, feelings and experiences. Imagine finding your safe space to explore your own sense of self, work out some difficult decisions or gain peace of mind with your loss and heal from past trauma.
Here you are looking for a therapist... Hello there, I'm Tamsin. Finding the right therapist is an important decision and I recognise it takes courage to take this first move towards change. Maybe Online Counselling will suit you best or being Face-to-Face in a comfortable room appeals to you? I believe the moment a person feels heard can be the start of their healing process. You may be seeking somewhere to bring all those difficult emotions, feelings and experiences. Imagine finding your safe space to explore your own sense of self, work out some difficult decisions or gain peace of mind with your loss and heal from past trauma.
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Rob Cobb
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Aberdeen AB51  (Online Only)
Hello, I’m Rob and I am a Person-Centred therapist. If you are going through a difficult phase in your life, you might find it helpful to talk to someone that is impartial to your circumstances – that is where I come in! I use my training and experience to listen to and assist you in working through your difficulties. To get the most out of coming to therapy it is important that you find a therapist that fits you and your needs. Therefore, I offer a free 20-minute consultation to discuss what you would be looking for in a therapist and if this matches what I offer, at no cost to you if you decide we're not a good match.
Hello, I’m Rob and I am a Person-Centred therapist. If you are going through a difficult phase in your life, you might find it helpful to talk to someone that is impartial to your circumstances – that is where I come in! I use my training and experience to listen to and assist you in working through your difficulties. To get the most out of coming to therapy it is important that you find a therapist that fits you and your needs. Therefore, I offer a free 20-minute consultation to discuss what you would be looking for in a therapist and if this matches what I offer, at no cost to you if you decide we're not a good match.
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Dr Robert Dow
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified
Aberdeen AB10
Therapy can be genuinely transformative. My aim is to create a safe, accepting, non-judgemental and confidential space for you. Here, we can begin to work co-operatively to explore and create meaning from what we talk about together. Through our dialogue, we can begin to recognise new, emerging possibilities and the potential for genuine change.
Therapy can be genuinely transformative. My aim is to create a safe, accepting, non-judgemental and confidential space for you. Here, we can begin to work co-operatively to explore and create meaning from what we talk about together. Through our dialogue, we can begin to recognise new, emerging possibilities and the potential for genuine change.
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Jennifer Upson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Aberdeen AB11
Hello, I'm Jen, an experienced and qualified Counsellor and Practice Supervisor based in Moray and working face to face to face, online and via telephone. I work integratively, so my approach is responsive to you and what you bring. I have worked extensively with teenagers and young adults as well as adults in transition, for example, during times of change within work, relationships or because of stage of life. When you first contact me we will arrange a free short telephone consultation which will help us to decide if my practice is a good match for your therapeutic goals. Concessionary charges are available.
Hello, I'm Jen, an experienced and qualified Counsellor and Practice Supervisor based in Moray and working face to face to face, online and via telephone. I work integratively, so my approach is responsive to you and what you bring. I have worked extensively with teenagers and young adults as well as adults in transition, for example, during times of change within work, relationships or because of stage of life. When you first contact me we will arrange a free short telephone consultation which will help us to decide if my practice is a good match for your therapeutic goals. Concessionary charges are available.
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Photo of Carol Dobbins, Counsellor in Aberdeen, Scotland
Carol Dobbins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Aberdeen AB10
Hello. I’m Carol and welcome to my profile. Are you someone who has experienced difficult challenges in your life that may have left you feeling “stuck”, "lost", anxious or afraid and finding it hard to cope with day to day activities? I am here for you to provide you with a safe, confidential space as we work together to help you gain insight, self-awareness, clarity, confidence and positive growth towards greater fulfilment. My work as a psychodynamic therapist is to help you find your way again by unravelling hidden or unconscious aspects of you. Whatever the issue we can explore them in-person or online or by telephone.
Hello. I’m Carol and welcome to my profile. Are you someone who has experienced difficult challenges in your life that may have left you feeling “stuck”, "lost", anxious or afraid and finding it hard to cope with day to day activities? I am here for you to provide you with a safe, confidential space as we work together to help you gain insight, self-awareness, clarity, confidence and positive growth towards greater fulfilment. My work as a psychodynamic therapist is to help you find your way again by unravelling hidden or unconscious aspects of you. Whatever the issue we can explore them in-person or online or by telephone.
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Refana Saleem Saleem
Counsellor, MSc, PMCOSCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Aberdeen AB10
I have vast experience of working in areas such as: Affairs, Communication Breakdown, Conflict, Abuse, and Trauma. I work with each person's uniqueness in diverse situations including supporting each individual to find more satisfying ways to manage the challenges they are experiencing such as Anxiety, Low Mood, Depression or even Bereavement . I also offer Supervision to Counsellors and those in the helping professions. I also offer telephone and Online Counselling. I am a COSCA Practitioner Member. I have a Masters in Counselling from Abertay University. I have a Diploma in Relationship Counselling and I am also a Trainer.
I have vast experience of working in areas such as: Affairs, Communication Breakdown, Conflict, Abuse, and Trauma. I work with each person's uniqueness in diverse situations including supporting each individual to find more satisfying ways to manage the challenges they are experiencing such as Anxiety, Low Mood, Depression or even Bereavement . I also offer Supervision to Counsellors and those in the helping professions. I also offer telephone and Online Counselling. I am a COSCA Practitioner Member. I have a Masters in Counselling from Abertay University. I have a Diploma in Relationship Counselling and I am also a Trainer.
01236 914479 View 01236 914479
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Isobel Hall
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Aberdeen AB10  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Isobel. My clients would describe me as warm, honest and direct. I offer non-judgmental psychotherapy for a broad range of issues, many of which center around anxieties, self esteem, self defeating behaviors, relationships, abuse and trauma. I'm an integrative therapist, which means I draw from a few different styles of therapy- please ask if you'd like to know more about this. I currently offer both short term and long term therapy online and in person. My client base consists of individuals with a really mixed range of issues. I am a Psychosexual specialist (I can provide therapy for sexual issues).
Hi, I'm Isobel. My clients would describe me as warm, honest and direct. I offer non-judgmental psychotherapy for a broad range of issues, many of which center around anxieties, self esteem, self defeating behaviors, relationships, abuse and trauma. I'm an integrative therapist, which means I draw from a few different styles of therapy- please ask if you'd like to know more about this. I currently offer both short term and long term therapy online and in person. My client base consists of individuals with a really mixed range of issues. I am a Psychosexual specialist (I can provide therapy for sexual issues).
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Clear Haven Therapy
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Aberdeen AB10  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Carol; I specialise in helping with Anxiety, Phobias, and Anger Management issues. Additionally, I am experienced in working with clients who have diagnosed or undiagnosed ADHD. Whether you have been struggling with a particular problem for many years; or recently noticed changes in your behaviour, therapy can help you move towards positive change. We all deserve to live a happy and fulfilled life. Therefore, when you are experiencing challenging times that are standing in your way of happiness, reaching out for therapy is an extremely positive step, and one I am happy to help you with.
Hi, I’m Carol; I specialise in helping with Anxiety, Phobias, and Anger Management issues. Additionally, I am experienced in working with clients who have diagnosed or undiagnosed ADHD. Whether you have been struggling with a particular problem for many years; or recently noticed changes in your behaviour, therapy can help you move towards positive change. We all deserve to live a happy and fulfilled life. Therefore, when you are experiencing challenging times that are standing in your way of happiness, reaching out for therapy is an extremely positive step, and one I am happy to help you with.
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Linda Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Aberdeen AB12
Sometimes we experience changes or traumas that leave us struggling with the pressures of life, relationships, work, or studies. This can affect our self-esteem, our sense of identity, and our ability to cope. This can become overwhelming and may lead us to unhelpful or harmful thoughts and behaviours. With help, we can overcome our difficulties and learn to manage our emotions more effectively. With compassion, empathy, respect, and a safe space, we feel heard, considered, and valued. By understanding our thoughts and behaviours we can feel empowered to make positive changes that can lead us to fuller and more enjoyable lives.
Sometimes we experience changes or traumas that leave us struggling with the pressures of life, relationships, work, or studies. This can affect our self-esteem, our sense of identity, and our ability to cope. This can become overwhelming and may lead us to unhelpful or harmful thoughts and behaviours. With help, we can overcome our difficulties and learn to manage our emotions more effectively. With compassion, empathy, respect, and a safe space, we feel heard, considered, and valued. By understanding our thoughts and behaviours we can feel empowered to make positive changes that can lead us to fuller and more enjoyable lives.
0141 673 0253 View 0141 673 0253
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dfscounselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Aberdeen AB10
I assume you are here because you need help/understanding, or seek direction with your life. I completely understand those reasonings and they were some of my motivations to train as a psychotherapist. I have been a client as well as counsellor and therefore aware of that trepidation of taking those first steps towards therapy. I'm glad I did because it empowered me in my desire to do what was right — for me. I am passionate about supporting those struggling with issues which is why I keep my prices as low as possible. You are a valuable individual. You've started your journey now see where it leads you.
I assume you are here because you need help/understanding, or seek direction with your life. I completely understand those reasonings and they were some of my motivations to train as a psychotherapist. I have been a client as well as counsellor and therefore aware of that trepidation of taking those first steps towards therapy. I'm glad I did because it empowered me in my desire to do what was right — for me. I am passionate about supporting those struggling with issues which is why I keep my prices as low as possible. You are a valuable individual. You've started your journey now see where it leads you.
01542 285310 View 01542 285310

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Photo of Emma Galashan - Granite Occupational Health Ltd, Counsellor in Aberdeen, Scotland
Emma Galashan - Granite Occupational Health Ltd
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Westhill AB32
Do you feel lost or overwhelmed? Is life getting too much to face at times? Are you feeling stuck and unsure of how to move forward? Are you finding it difficult to share whats going on for you? Counselling may be the answer. Having someone impartial to talk to, who understands and empathises with your experience could be the comfort you need. I believe that people seek therapy because they want to make changes in their lives. Often we are faced with challenges, pain and uncertainty on our journey through life, which at times can feel frightening and overwhelming to explore.
Do you feel lost or overwhelmed? Is life getting too much to face at times? Are you feeling stuck and unsure of how to move forward? Are you finding it difficult to share whats going on for you? Counselling may be the answer. Having someone impartial to talk to, who understands and empathises with your experience could be the comfort you need. I believe that people seek therapy because they want to make changes in their lives. Often we are faced with challenges, pain and uncertainty on our journey through life, which at times can feel frightening and overwhelming to explore.
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Collective Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Redhill AB32
We are a multi-award winning psychological therapies clinic based in Cobham offering fast and effective, evidence-based treatment to support people of all ages and with a variety of mental health difficulties. Our team consists of clinical and counselling psychologists, psychotherapists, an ADHD coach and family therapy. Our beautiful clinic rooms offer a tranquil setting for your sessions. We know the value of the therapeutic relationship and think that it is vital to find a therapist you 'click' with. Our team are personable, warm and empathetic which has helped many people overcome the difficulties holding them back in life.
We are a multi-award winning psychological therapies clinic based in Cobham offering fast and effective, evidence-based treatment to support people of all ages and with a variety of mental health difficulties. Our team consists of clinical and counselling psychologists, psychotherapists, an ADHD coach and family therapy. Our beautiful clinic rooms offer a tranquil setting for your sessions. We know the value of the therapeutic relationship and think that it is vital to find a therapist you 'click' with. Our team are personable, warm and empathetic which has helped many people overcome the difficulties holding them back in life.
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Jane Larkman Therapeutic Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Blackburn AB21
Not accepting new clients
We all have times when we have to face challenges and juggle life; this can be a very stressful time. When we are feeling, sad, alone, stressed, anxious, depressed or having relationship worries these can seem overwhelming. You may feel unable to talk to friends or family for fear of being judged. It's at times like these that we may need a helping hand, a safe place to talk, someone to talk to without feeling judged and someone who will listen to you.
We all have times when we have to face challenges and juggle life; this can be a very stressful time. When we are feeling, sad, alone, stressed, anxious, depressed or having relationship worries these can seem overwhelming. You may feel unable to talk to friends or family for fear of being judged. It's at times like these that we may need a helping hand, a safe place to talk, someone to talk to without feeling judged and someone who will listen to you.
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Sylvain H. Ayité
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Edinburgh EH9
I work from the heart to bring about spiritual development with psychological healing. I am focused on helping my clients achieve positive, tangible, and permanent changes. With 20 years’ experience in the helping profession, I have helped people improve their life outlook on issues related to and including mental health and wellbeing, childhood trauma, problematic drug and alcohol use, relationships, love and loss as well as professional development.
I work from the heart to bring about spiritual development with psychological healing. I am focused on helping my clients achieve positive, tangible, and permanent changes. With 20 years’ experience in the helping profession, I have helped people improve their life outlook on issues related to and including mental health and wellbeing, childhood trauma, problematic drug and alcohol use, relationships, love and loss as well as professional development.
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Alcohol Use Counsellors

Are there specific medications for alcohol use?

There are oral medications approved to treat alcohol use disorder—such as disulfiram, acamprosate, and naltrexone, which also comes in an injectable form. These medications do help people reduce their drinking as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone helps reduce cravings, disulfiram can make a person feel sick when they drink, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.

How do alcohol recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other patients in recovery; in outpatient programs,individuals live at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, and psychotherapists. Staff can also include people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other tools for recovery.

How do 12-step programs combined with psychotherapy work?

Members of 12-step programs help each other reach abstinence and work to maintain it. These programs promote complete change in the individual’s emotional, mental, physical, and even spiritual perspectives. Some programs require that new members attend 90 meetings in 90 days. Many people do attend these programs in conjunction with their work in psychotherapy; the combination of therapy along with 12-step can be extremely effective.

How does harm reduction combined with psychotherapy work?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, harm reduction prevents death, injury, disease, overdose, and substance misuse. People who choose harm reduction for alcohol use reduce the amount of alcohol they intake. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.