LGBTQ+ Affirming Counsellors in Aberdeen, SCT

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Gavin McDonald
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
My own experiences of discrimination as a Queer person has shaped my trauma-informed practice.
Do you feel like you live in a world that doesn’t accept who you are? A dear friend of mine once summed up this feeling beautifully: “Being LGBTIQ+ is not my issue, it’s living in a world where others take issue with me being LGBTIQ+”. When we live in a society that does not see or respect our difference we internalize a lot of messages and beliefs about who we should, or should not, be. Trying to shape ourselves into an image that doesn’t fit isn’t just exhausting - it’s traumatizing! Hi, my name is Gavin and I identify as a gender non-conforming Queer person.
0141 483 7489 
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Aberdeen AB10
Offers online therapy
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Eating Disorders Edinburgh
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Tired of struggling with your relationship with food? Are you looking to have a nourishing and content relationship with your body? Sick of the shame you hold around food and eating? I collaborate with Female, Trans , and Non-Binary clients looking to find freedom from Disordered Eating patterns. I work with issues ranging from ARFID, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Body and Muscle Dysmorphia, EDNOS, Emotional Overeating, Restrictive Eating, Obesity, Yo-Yo Dieting, and challenges not identified with a standardised 'label'.
 
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Aberdeen AB10
Offers online therapy
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Arran Southall (Desktop Counselling)
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Are you tired of feeling anxious? Depressed? Struggling with a difficult situation? Therapy is an investment in yourself. Being unconditionally accepted in a reliable and judgment-free therapeutic relationship can enable great change in your life. It would be my privilege to support you in whatever challenge you are facing.
 
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Aberdeen AB24
Offers online therapy
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Rhona Gough
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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.
01224 007175 
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Aberdeen AB15
Offers online therapy
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Faye Pirotta
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
If you are experiencing difficulties due to: anxiety, stress, depression, difficult relationships, grief, trauma, self-esteem, body image, you may wish a confidential, non-judgmental, and compassionate place where you can express how you feel, work on yourself and find a way forward. You may be looking for a professional who has the skills and expertise to sit, listen, and work with you with a commitment to understand and help you alleviate your emotional suffering and bring about a positive change in your life.
01224 087245 
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Aberdeen AB25
Offers online therapy
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Dr Victoria Ross
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Overwhelmed? Lost? Your past weighing you down? If this is you, you are not alone. Life is tough for us all and it’s no surprise we sometimes feel a bit stuck. My primary aim is to create a safe environment where we can work together to move towards your goals. We will explore, discover and try out new skills and strategies for improvements in the long term leading to healthier relationships and greater overall well-being and life fulfilment. I work with individuals and couples.
 
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Aberdeen AB25
Offers online therapy
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Dr Jenny Makinson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
So, you’re trying to find the right therapist? You may not even be sure about therapy, but you’re on here looking to see if you can find someone who could help. You might be experiencing painful emotions, dealing with difficult life events such as loss and separation, or perhaps relationship, family or work issues. You might be looking for ways to cope, manage difficult thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, make tough choices, find your identity and peace of mind. To help, you're perhaps looking for someone relatable and warm, but also with the right training and professional experience to offer something that actually works.
01330 702038 
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Aberdeen AB10
Offers online therapy
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Nara Morrison
Psychotherapist, MBPsS
Verified
Sometimes life feels overwhelming. You feel tired all the time. You notice you are easily irritated and lose control. It seems to be more and more difficult to shake off that feeling of unrest. Racing thoughts make it harder to fall asleep at night or to stay focused during the days. Distracted and irritated, you begin to doubt yourself and your professional decisions. Deadlines, project ideas, and other demanding responsibilities at work combined with different commitments at home and in the community make it difficult to find time to relax. In time, stress can cause serious mental and physical health problems.
01224 058047 
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Aberdeen AB10
Offers online therapy
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Dr Vivian Tu
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP
Verified
Are you feeling trapped, stuck and finding it difficult to get out of bed in the morning? The daily life feels tasteless and numb to you. You seem to remember who you used to be, but who you are, at this stage, uneasy, emotional, is very foreign to you. On the counselling journey with me, I will explore and assist you to trace down to the rootcauses of these symptoms (e.g. palpitations, panic, low mood, anger), and release the stuck parts in you from the past memories and present experiences.
01224 007094 
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Aberdeen AB15
Offers online therapy
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Mark Ernest Hepburn
Psychotherapist, MNCS Prof Accred
Verified
People tell me that I'm warm, funny and really good with people and I feel I bring this to my client work. I believe that clients need to feel safe and develop a sense of trust before the process of sharing can evolve in to the dynamic process I believe provides the best opportunity for change and developing insight. I think what underpins this is the belief that a tight rope walker wont let go unless they feel they have a safety net to catch them, perhaps clients are the same in that regard. My philosophy of counselling has evolved but what has never changed is my belief in the uniqueness and individuality of clients and progress
01224 057050 
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Aberdeen AB15
Offers online therapy
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Emma Bolland - Pluralistic Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
I am a Pluralistic Counsellor working in Royal Deeside. Working Pluralistically means that I may work in different modalities (similar to integrative counselling), where I may work in a Person Centred approach and may draw elements from CBT, Creative therapies, Solution Focused therapy or Psychodynamic approaches, depending on what the client finds most useful. I work with Young people and Adults who are struggling with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety and depression in a safe, therapeutic environment, which is non-judgemental. I believe it is more about who I am and my character that has drawn me into Counselling.
01330 700794 
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Office is near:
Aberdeen AB10
Offers online therapy
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Roots to Change
Counsellor, MHGI
Verified
It can be difficult to know where to find help and what exactly is the right help for you? I understand this, and I understand that you may be battling with waiting lists, referrals or conflicting advice from friends or family about how to feel better. I will listen without judgement and together we can work to plan your way out of the complications you find yourself in and help you get your life on track again.
0151 453 6425 
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Office is near:
Aberdeen AB10
Offers online therapy
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Tamsin @ The Talking Space
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Here you are: 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 or perhaps Therapy Outdoors in nature 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, to work out some difficult decisions or to gain peace of mind with your loss and to heal from past trauma.
01651 267270 
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Aberdeen AB10
Offers online therapy
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Paul Matthew
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Hi I'm Paul and I'm a Pluralistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I am experienced and flexible to work with any presenting issue. I can offer short or longer term therapy and work with you to find the best route for you. I have experience in Anxiety, Cancer and Long term illness, Depression, low mood, Uni Students, Relational issues, Bereavement, older Teenagers, Work related stress and redundancy, I can also work with anger, trauma and any other presenting issue.
01382 919373 
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Office is near:
Aberdeen AB10
Offers online therapy
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Audrey Dawn Paton
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Thank you for taking the time to look at my page. i am an experienced counsellor who works with a wide range of presenting issues. The work we do together can be looking at events in your past that have impacted upon you and stay with you now, or the present and what is happening in your life that is making life difficult. Coping and adjusting to loss in any situation can be really tough, supporting you and offering you strategies can make the experience feel manageable Sometimes how we think does not often support or help us, therapy can explore and challenge this so we become more supportive of ourselves and rewrite the script.
01738 505907 
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Aberdeen AB16
Offers online therapy
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Margaret Marques
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
I am an Integrative counsellor and can support you with challenges such as anxiety, low self-worth, relationships, bereavement and also have experience with ADHD. Apart from offering you a confidential and safe space to express your feelings, I help you explore and understand problems in more depth, set goals for progress and provide tools to manage your emotions in the present so to aid your journey towards healing. These will be skills for life and also adaptable to other situations and challenges you may face in the future.
0131 381 0203 
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Office is near:
Aberdeen AB12
Offers online therapy
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Kirsty Gentleman
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Hi, I'm Kirsty and I'm a BACP Accredited Psychological Therapist providing confidential online sessions. I’ve been working with clients for over 12 years. I understand its really hard to take the first steps to getting help, but by reaching out you are giving your self the space to begin to process how you are feeling. For me, the starting point for therapy is the therapeutic relationship,  I can offer you a safe, non judgmental and empathic confidential space for you to begin to unpack whatever it is you want to work on. Therapy can assist in helping you to feel more equipped to make any changes you'd like to make in your life.
 
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Office is near:
Aberdeen AB10
Offers online therapy
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Robert Backai - Forth Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified
Hello and welcome. Thank you for considering me to help you feel better, stronger and more resilient. Living with worry and stress or low mood can feel overwhelming and seem difficult to overcome. Maybe you want to do more of the things you like or want to enjoy life a bit more, especially now when everything seems unknown, uncertain and always changing. Perhaps you are grieving the loss of a loved one and life just doesn’t feel the same. Talking to a trained counsellor about your feelings and difficulties can help you understand and process them in healthier ways and lead to feeling better about yourself, others and the world.
01506 536815 
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Office is near:
Aberdeen AB10
Offers online therapy
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Linda Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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 
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Office is near:
Aberdeen AB12
Offers online therapy
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Sarah Quinley
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Welcome! If you are here at this point then you are already taking a significant step forward. I'm here to support you in the next steps toward whatever it is you're looking for from therapy. Working together, I offer not only tools and strategies, but also understanding and clarity around what you're going through. As a qualified and experienced Doctor of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work online with individuals and couples with a wide range of themes. My aim is to bring curiosity, stability, warmth, and compassion to this collaborative process, supporting you in a way that suits you and how you see the world.
 
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Office is near:
Aberdeen AB15
Offers online therapy

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LGBTQ+ Counsellors
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming counselling in Aberdeen. Many offer personal insights as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender therapists themselves. Others are allies of the LGBTQIA community with specialized training and experience working with LGBTQ+ clients. All have chosen to include the LGBTQIA community as an area of specialization and client focus.