Life Coaching Counselling in Aberdeen

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Denese Hamilton MacDonald
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB15
I am both a professional counselor and a life and executive coach. With eighteen years of experience working with individuals, couples, and teenagers from many different backgrounds and cultures. After a brief chat of your identified topic, I will assess if a counseling or coaching intervention will best help you to reach your goals. I am a certified Imago relationship therapist and able to use this approach for both couples and singles who want to look at increasing satisfaction in this area. I work with transitions and adapting to new phases in life. eg retirement, repatriation, divorce. Loss, change and bereavement.
I am both a professional counselor and a life and executive coach. With eighteen years of experience working with individuals, couples, and teenagers from many different backgrounds and cultures. After a brief chat of your identified topic, I will assess if a counseling or coaching intervention will best help you to reach your goals. I am a certified Imago relationship therapist and able to use this approach for both couples and singles who want to look at increasing satisfaction in this area. I work with transitions and adapting to new phases in life. eg retirement, repatriation, divorce. Loss, change and bereavement.
01224 087264 View 01224 087264
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David Spivey
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB24
Are you seeking therapy because you want to make your life better? It feels like life has always been and uphill battle for you and never felt easy. Anxiety and fear seem to be constant companions that you live with. Maybe you work offshore, a traditionally male environment where feelings and emotions are a sign of weakness and could harm your career. Perhaps your relationships have always been difficult, you struggle to express your feelings and have your voice heard. Perhaps the trauma that you experienced growing up has left you unable to trust people and what they say. You feel stuck and overwhelmed. You would like answers?
Are you seeking therapy because you want to make your life better? It feels like life has always been and uphill battle for you and never felt easy. Anxiety and fear seem to be constant companions that you live with. Maybe you work offshore, a traditionally male environment where feelings and emotions are a sign of weakness and could harm your career. Perhaps your relationships have always been difficult, you struggle to express your feelings and have your voice heard. Perhaps the trauma that you experienced growing up has left you unable to trust people and what they say. You feel stuck and overwhelmed. You would like answers?
01358 286425 View 01358 286425
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Agata Robertson
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified 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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Grace Doris
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB22
Life can be complex and from time to time you may look for someone to journey with you and support you for a while as you find a way to deal with certain challenges and difficulties. You may be dealing with difficult emotions like anxiety, depression, anger or worry which is affecting your peace of mind and happiness and would like to explore new skills, strategies and solutions to get through this. Or perhaps you may be looking for ways to enhance your life, build resilience or deal with life changes and transitions. Maybe you would like to find healing from trauma, or deal with intercultural, racial, or spiritual concerns.
Life can be complex and from time to time you may look for someone to journey with you and support you for a while as you find a way to deal with certain challenges and difficulties. You may be dealing with difficult emotions like anxiety, depression, anger or worry which is affecting your peace of mind and happiness and would like to explore new skills, strategies and solutions to get through this. Or perhaps you may be looking for ways to enhance your life, build resilience or deal with life changes and transitions. Maybe you would like to find healing from trauma, or deal with intercultural, racial, or spiritual concerns.
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Specialist Therapies
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB25
Often people try to work their life around the problem rather than overcomeing it and moving on.
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.
Often people try to work their life around the problem rather than overcomeing it and moving on.
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.
01224 515259 View 01224 515259
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Dr Ernest Wagner - Online - Authentic Psychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB10  (Online Only)
I'm interested to hear what's going on for you on the inside. What is getting in the way of you living life fully? What would it look like to become more of your authentic self? Let’s work together to help you overcome challenges, difficulties, hurts, and unhelpful patterns in your life. I am a Clinical Psychologist, providing caring, evidence-based assessment and therapy with a down-to-earth and values-focused approach. I have over 10 years experience in mental health and rehabilitation. (www.AuthenticPsychology.co.uk for more info)
I'm interested to hear what's going on for you on the inside. What is getting in the way of you living life fully? What would it look like to become more of your authentic self? Let’s work together to help you overcome challenges, difficulties, hurts, and unhelpful patterns in your life. I am a Clinical Psychologist, providing caring, evidence-based assessment and therapy with a down-to-earth and values-focused approach. I have over 10 years experience in mental health and rehabilitation. (www.AuthenticPsychology.co.uk for more info)
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Hale & Hearty Counselling
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB21
I use all of my training to provide you with a counselling experience unique to you, to allow you to bring positive changes to your life, and to help you become who you want to be.
Do you feel overwhelmed or anxious? Is it all getting too much at times? Do you feel stuck but don’t know how to change? Counselling Could Be The Answer It can help to have someone impartial to talk to who can help you through difficult times and give you some space to deal with whatever is causing your distress. This is where therapy can help.
I use all of my training to provide you with a counselling experience unique to you, to allow you to bring positive changes to your life, and to help you become who you want to be.
Do you feel overwhelmed or anxious? Is it all getting too much at times? Do you feel stuck but don’t know how to change? Counselling Could Be The Answer It can help to have someone impartial to talk to who can help you through difficult times and give you some space to deal with whatever is causing your distress. This is where therapy can help.
01542 285228 View 01542 285228
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Juulia Karlstedt
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Aberdeen AB10
Anxiety, perfectionism, and self-criticism; this triple combo of hurt can stop us from going after the things we really want in life. We can find ourselves trying to distract ourselves from the uncomfortable fear of failing, opting out of things we want to do out of fear, and getting caught up in thoughts about 'what ifs' and 'maybe' until we feel frozen. Or we might push ourselves to the point of burning out seeking the validation we only find when we achieve something driven by a fear of the day we are not good enough. If your sense of self-worth has become tied to 'doing' rather than simply existing, I may be able to help.
Anxiety, perfectionism, and self-criticism; this triple combo of hurt can stop us from going after the things we really want in life. We can find ourselves trying to distract ourselves from the uncomfortable fear of failing, opting out of things we want to do out of fear, and getting caught up in thoughts about 'what ifs' and 'maybe' until we feel frozen. Or we might push ourselves to the point of burning out seeking the validation we only find when we achieve something driven by a fear of the day we are not good enough. If your sense of self-worth has become tied to 'doing' rather than simply existing, I may be able to help.
0131 322 1443 View 0131 322 1443
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Shirley Anne Henderson
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB24  (Online Only)
I have worked for over 25 years in education and accredited learning, including coaching and mentoring, and offer a warm, genuine and compassionate therapeutic approach.
Hello, I'm Shirley and I am an accredited BABCP Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. I deliver CBT online and by telephone as this is convenient for you to be in your home/suitable location, at a time that suits you, without travelling to appointments. CBT is a problem-specific and pragmatic approach which helps you identify your specific issues and then we can work together to give you tools and strategies that help you make changes in your life. CBT helps you understand the importance of thinking and how it affects how you feel and what you do. I will help you stay in control and manage your own recovery on a long-term basis.
I have worked for over 25 years in education and accredited learning, including coaching and mentoring, and offer a warm, genuine and compassionate therapeutic approach.
Hello, I'm Shirley and I am an accredited BABCP Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. I deliver CBT online and by telephone as this is convenient for you to be in your home/suitable location, at a time that suits you, without travelling to appointments. CBT is a problem-specific and pragmatic approach which helps you identify your specific issues and then we can work together to give you tools and strategies that help you make changes in your life. CBT helps you understand the importance of thinking and how it affects how you feel and what you do. I will help you stay in control and manage your own recovery on a long-term basis.
01382 919512 View 01382 919512
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Let Me Sleep
PhD
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB15  (Online Only)
This gives me a clearer&better understanding of exactly how & why this is affecting your whole life.
Sleep issues - With my sleep training in CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) & Angelic Reiki. I offer gentle methods to provide help for those who have sleeping issues, such as falling/staying asleep, insomnia & many other general sleeping concerns. If you struggling to sleep & wish a step by step method in an easy to follow program created by result proven strategies then I can help you. I offer 2 styles of help. My 1st is a 1-2-1 program in a 4-week program, working weekly to help you achieve better sleep. The 2nd is a D.I.Y. self-sleep guide, the same theories used, but you complete it at your own pace.
This gives me a clearer&better understanding of exactly how & why this is affecting your whole life.
Sleep issues - With my sleep training in CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) & Angelic Reiki. I offer gentle methods to provide help for those who have sleeping issues, such as falling/staying asleep, insomnia & many other general sleeping concerns. If you struggling to sleep & wish a step by step method in an easy to follow program created by result proven strategies then I can help you. I offer 2 styles of help. My 1st is a 1-2-1 program in a 4-week program, working weekly to help you achieve better sleep. The 2nd is a D.I.Y. self-sleep guide, the same theories used, but you complete it at your own pace.
0131 510 2079 View 0131 510 2079
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Melissa Paton - Collaborative Minds Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aberdeen AB10  (Online Only)
My passion is supporting and empowering people to cope and deal with life challenges, understand stress and the impact of this such as low self esteem and lack of confidence, anxiety and depression. If you've lost your way I can help with structure and routine to help you regain some control back in life. If you'd like to finally get to the root of your difficulties and break free from that vicious cycle then my mission is to help you reach your goals and find ways to make lasting change. I will work with you at your pace to formulate a unique plan to get you back on track, feel empowered and live a meaningful and fulfilled life.
My passion is supporting and empowering people to cope and deal with life challenges, understand stress and the impact of this such as low self esteem and lack of confidence, anxiety and depression. If you've lost your way I can help with structure and routine to help you regain some control back in life. If you'd like to finally get to the root of your difficulties and break free from that vicious cycle then my mission is to help you reach your goals and find ways to make lasting change. I will work with you at your pace to formulate a unique plan to get you back on track, feel empowered and live a meaningful and fulfilled life.
01382 919496 View 01382 919496
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Carol @ Clear Haven Therapy
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB21  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? Taking the step towards therapy is a positive step. I assist adults with anxiety, depression, grief, ADHD, phobias and more. Drawing from my experience in NHS and private practice, I believe in nurturing internal happiness for a fulfilling life. Rediscover your confidence and unlock boundless possibilities. You deserve happiness. Contact me today to embark on your journey towards well-being.
Feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? Taking the step towards therapy is a positive step. I assist adults with anxiety, depression, grief, ADHD, phobias and more. Drawing from my experience in NHS and private practice, I believe in nurturing internal happiness for a fulfilling life. Rediscover your confidence and unlock boundless possibilities. You deserve happiness. Contact me today to embark on your journey towards well-being.
01651 265929 View 01651 265929
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Stephanie Campbell
Counsellor, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aberdeen AB10
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to a safe space where you can find comfort, support, and growth. Who am I? I’m a qualified mental health professional (HCPC registered) and Senior CAMHS Clinician (working with children and adolescents). I am in the final stages of completing a Psychology MSc and have completing training in therapeutic approaches including DBT, BA, the Decider and mindfulness.
Welcome to a safe space where you can find comfort, support, and growth. Who am I? I’m a qualified mental health professional (HCPC registered) and Senior CAMHS Clinician (working with children and adolescents). I am in the final stages of completing a Psychology MSc and have completing training in therapeutic approaches including DBT, BA, the Decider and mindfulness.
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Morag Ormiston
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified 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 and Accredited Therapist. 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 happily work with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, phobias, emotional distress, stress, panic disorder, OCD, PTSD and complex PTSD, grief and ADHD.
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 and Accredited Therapist. 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 happily work with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, phobias, emotional distress, stress, panic disorder, OCD, PTSD and complex PTSD, grief and ADHD.
01224 007108 View 01224 007108
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Dr Anna Dako
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB15
A warm welcome. My name is Dr Anna Dako. As a trained therapist in somatic psychology, I believe that we are all born with inner resources that we inherit and embody and which are there to support us during hard times. What we often do not inherit are the skills in tapping into those resources. Being able to grow in capacity to help yourself with a gentle help of a practitioner is always a huge step in the right direction. In my practice, I always try to activate most natural methods for working with somatic experience, reflective expression, inner awareness and creative openness for change. To book a session, visit Dunami website.
A warm welcome. My name is Dr Anna Dako. As a trained therapist in somatic psychology, I believe that we are all born with inner resources that we inherit and embody and which are there to support us during hard times. What we often do not inherit are the skills in tapping into those resources. Being able to grow in capacity to help yourself with a gentle help of a practitioner is always a huge step in the right direction. In my practice, I always try to activate most natural methods for working with somatic experience, reflective expression, inner awareness and creative openness for change. To book a session, visit Dunami website.
01224 057048 View 01224 057048
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Mark Ernest Hepburn
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB11
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
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
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Assia Zubair Bandukda
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blackburn AB21
As an integrative counsellor, I draw on a number of modalities of counselling & CBT to support my clients. Acceptance without judgement and offering a safe and confidential space for my clients is at the core of my practice. I have helped clients from all backgrounds to manage; low mood, anxiety, depression and low self esteem. I work with both individual and couples therapy clients ( Accredited- Tavistock Relationships). I support clients facing relationship difficulties and those looking for help with loss / bereavement. I bring culturally sensitive awareness to all my work including the impact of identity, race & faith.
As an integrative counsellor, I draw on a number of modalities of counselling & CBT to support my clients. Acceptance without judgement and offering a safe and confidential space for my clients is at the core of my practice. I have helped clients from all backgrounds to manage; low mood, anxiety, depression and low self esteem. I work with both individual and couples therapy clients ( Accredited- Tavistock Relationships). I support clients facing relationship difficulties and those looking for help with loss / bereavement. I bring culturally sensitive awareness to all my work including the impact of identity, race & faith.
07588 738178 View 07588 738178

Online Therapists

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Jim Maxwell
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Menstrie FK11
I am polite, friendly, and a straight talking therapist and I integrate CBT, Therapy, Coaching & Counselling to help people who may "feel stuck", move on in their lives, relationships and careers.
Hi, I am Jim and I am an accredited CBT Therapist and Wellbeing Coach. I am straight talking and like to keep things simple as I work with clients to help them get back on track by looking at Unhealthy Thoughts, Beliefs, Behaviours and Emotions that keep people stuck in life. The list of problems that I treat is endless, however common presenting areas that I see and treat are Anxiety, Addiction,Panic, Stress, Grief, Abuse, Trauma, Low Self Esteem, Relationship issues, Depression, Anger, Panic, OCD, Addiction and Personality Disorders. Feel free to visit my website or call for a free / no obligation 20 min. consultation.
I am polite, friendly, and a straight talking therapist and I integrate CBT, Therapy, Coaching & Counselling to help people who may "feel stuck", move on in their lives, relationships and careers.
Hi, I am Jim and I am an accredited CBT Therapist and Wellbeing Coach. I am straight talking and like to keep things simple as I work with clients to help them get back on track by looking at Unhealthy Thoughts, Beliefs, Behaviours and Emotions that keep people stuck in life. The list of problems that I treat is endless, however common presenting areas that I see and treat are Anxiety, Addiction,Panic, Stress, Grief, Abuse, Trauma, Low Self Esteem, Relationship issues, Depression, Anger, Panic, OCD, Addiction and Personality Disorders. Feel free to visit my website or call for a free / no obligation 20 min. consultation.
01259 235938 View 01259 235938
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Zachari Duncalf
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Inverness IV2
A warm welcome to you, At some point in our lives all of us will experience mental health difficulties that bring us to a place where we need to find care and support from another person to help us work through them. You do not have to be on your own whilst you are experiencing a challenging time in your life. I have experience of working with many different people from a variety of backgrounds bringing a wide range of issues. At the core i am interested in you as a person and together I can help you work through the difficulties you are facing.
A warm welcome to you, At some point in our lives all of us will experience mental health difficulties that bring us to a place where we need to find care and support from another person to help us work through them. You do not have to be on your own whilst you are experiencing a challenging time in your life. I have experience of working with many different people from a variety of backgrounds bringing a wide range of issues. At the core i am interested in you as a person and together I can help you work through the difficulties you are facing.
0141 280 2773 View 0141 280 2773
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Tracy Balfour
DCounsPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH10
Deciding to see a counsellor is not an easy step but it really can make a huge difference to how you feel in your day to day life.
I am a qualified counsellor with an advanced diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I also have a certificate in Hypnotherapy and mindfulness. In addition to working with adults, I have over twenty years experience working with young people and adults. I offer a safe and welcoming environment for you to share any of the issues that are effecting you.
Deciding to see a counsellor is not an easy step but it really can make a huge difference to how you feel in your day to day life.
I am a qualified counsellor with an advanced diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I also have a certificate in Hypnotherapy and mindfulness. In addition to working with adults, I have over twenty years experience working with young people and adults. I offer a safe and welcoming environment for you to share any of the issues that are effecting you.
0131 510 5576 View 0131 510 5576

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What can I expect from life coaching?

Clients and coaches will typically start by identifying the problem area(s) that the client hopes to address—then, the coach will help the client brainstorm potential solutions and explore concrete techniques to help the client attain their goals. Coaching is typically short-term and focused on finding solutions in the here and now, rather than exploring a client’s past. In addition to strategies aimed at the client’s specific concerns, coaches may encourage general stress management techniques such as meditation.

Can a life coach help treat anxiety?

Because the majority of life coaches are not licensed clinicians, they are not qualified to diagnose or treat anxiety. Anyone struggling with anxiety or another mental health condition should seek help from a licensed mental health practitioner. However, some coaching clients who struggle with subclinical anxiety report that working with their coach on other problems—such as career dissatisfaction or unhealthy habits—has a positive effect on their anxiety.

Can life coaching be done online?

Yes. While life coaching often happens in person, many coaches conduct sessions over the phone or via online platforms such as Zoom or Skype. Because life coaches are not subject to local licensing regulations in the same way that therapists are, they are able to see clients who live in other locations.

How long does life coaching last?

Life coaching tends to be a shorter-term process than therapy, though it does not always unfold over a specific period of time and is instead based on the coach’s or the client’s preferences. Coaching often takes place over three to 12 months but may be shorter or longer if necessary.