Parenting Counselling in Aberdeen

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Photo of Tamsin @ The Talking Space, Counsellor in Aberdeen, Scotland
Tamsin @ The Talking Space
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Aberdeen AB10
I also work with those experiencing issues around menopause, parenting and those suffering after miscarriage.
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.
I also work with those experiencing issues around menopause, parenting and those suffering after miscarriage.
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.
01651 267270 View 01651 267270
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Juulia Karlstedt
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
2 Endorsed
Aberdeen AB10
I'm an adult third-culture kid, recovering perfectionist, and adult child of a narcissistic parent.
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.
I'm an adult third-culture kid, recovering perfectionist, and adult child of a narcissistic parent.
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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Linda Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Aberdeen AB12
I support issues such as anxiety, addictions, self-harming and Trauma, Depression, Parenting Concerns, Relationship Conflicts, gender and sexuality, and Self-Esteem….
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.
I support issues such as anxiety, addictions, self-harming and Trauma, Depression, Parenting Concerns, Relationship Conflicts, gender and sexuality, and Self-Esteem….
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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Susan McQuaker
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified
Aberdeen AB10
Hello, I am a Psychotherapist, EMDR practitioner and Dramatherapist. In therapy, participants are supported to use creative expression to set goals, solve problems, express feelings and achieve improved mental health. Together in therapy there will be opportunities to consider how your personal life informs the way you experience the world. My work is influenced by trauma-informed approaches, which allow us to look at ourselves and understand why we may suffer. I am also a qualified secondary school teacher with extensive experience of working with people with trauma, autism, ADHD, anxiety, bereavement and loss.
Hello, I am a Psychotherapist, EMDR practitioner and Dramatherapist. In therapy, participants are supported to use creative expression to set goals, solve problems, express feelings and achieve improved mental health. Together in therapy there will be opportunities to consider how your personal life informs the way you experience the world. My work is influenced by trauma-informed approaches, which allow us to look at ourselves and understand why we may suffer. I am also a qualified secondary school teacher with extensive experience of working with people with trauma, autism, ADHD, anxiety, bereavement and loss.
01224 007453 View 01224 007453
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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.
01224 007108 View 01224 007108
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Jennifer Broadley - Online Therapy - Uk
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified
Aberdeen AB11
For sure, life can get complicated. Health, finances, relationships, career, family, fitness and unexpected change – more than ever before upsets in these areas can impact our ability to think clearly and move confidently through our day. Clients come to see me when they want fast, effective new outcomes for depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement and relationship re-thinks.
For sure, life can get complicated. Health, finances, relationships, career, family, fitness and unexpected change – more than ever before upsets in these areas can impact our ability to think clearly and move confidently through our day. Clients come to see me when they want fast, effective new outcomes for depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement and relationship re-thinks.
07798 792763 View 07798 792763
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Oskars Grins
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Aberdeen AB10
Only with knowing yourself as you are and the root of your distress can you make positive changes. Person or client-centred therapy is a talking therapy based on the view that everyone has the capacity and underlying desire for personal growth, given the right conditions. As a therapist, I embody and offer such conditions of unconditional positive regard, empathy, and congruence in order to help you come to terms with any negative or overwhelming feelings and to change, develop, and grow in accordance with the best interests of yourself.
Only with knowing yourself as you are and the root of your distress can you make positive changes. Person or client-centred therapy is a talking therapy based on the view that everyone has the capacity and underlying desire for personal growth, given the right conditions. As a therapist, I embody and offer such conditions of unconditional positive regard, empathy, and congruence in order to help you come to terms with any negative or overwhelming feelings and to change, develop, and grow in accordance with the best interests of yourself.
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Dr Anna Dako
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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Julia Kohnert
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Aberdeen AB15  (Online Only)
Hello, My name's Julia. I am a person centred therapist; couselling psychologist, couple’s counsellor and trauma specialist. I trained at the University of East Anglia in 2000 and have worked as a therapist, trainer and supervisor in the UK and overseas. I re-trained at the University of Leiden as a psychologist. For 15 years I was in private practice in the Netherlands and also worked on for a number of international organisations supporting victims of war crimes. Since returning to the UK I have been working as a couple’s couples counsellor with the relationship specialists Relate; at a rape crisis centre and in private practice.
Hello, My name's Julia. I am a person centred therapist; couselling psychologist, couple’s counsellor and trauma specialist. I trained at the University of East Anglia in 2000 and have worked as a therapist, trainer and supervisor in the UK and overseas. I re-trained at the University of Leiden as a psychologist. For 15 years I was in private practice in the Netherlands and also worked on for a number of international organisations supporting victims of war crimes. Since returning to the UK I have been working as a couple’s couples counsellor with the relationship specialists Relate; at a rape crisis centre and in private practice.
020 3879 4197 View 020 3879 4197
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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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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.
01224 007175 View 01224 007175
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Life Check Therapy - Depression, Stress & More
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Aberdeen AB15
You matter. No matter what you've done or what you're going through, you deserve to be heard and have a safe space where you can be 100% yourself. I realise that it can be really daunting looking for a counsellor or coach to connect with and I really appreciate that you're reading my profile right now. Whatever you are going through, whatever pain, troubles, difficulties or road blocks you may be experiencing, I'd love to connect and help you look at the options available to improve your quality of life. I'm passionate about supporting my clients. Thank you again for your time and I hope that you find the support that you need.
You matter. No matter what you've done or what you're going through, you deserve to be heard and have a safe space where you can be 100% yourself. I realise that it can be really daunting looking for a counsellor or coach to connect with and I really appreciate that you're reading my profile right now. Whatever you are going through, whatever pain, troubles, difficulties or road blocks you may be experiencing, I'd love to connect and help you look at the options available to improve your quality of life. I'm passionate about supporting my clients. Thank you again for your time and I hope that you find the support that you need.
020 4538 9834 View 020 4538 9834
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Charlene Jany
Psychotherapist, MSc, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Aberdeen AB10  (Online Only)
As an accredited therapist I specialise in fertility & relationship issues for both couples and individuals. You may be feeling something isn't exactly right in your relationship or have a more difficult issue. You could be going through fertility treatment or have just had a fertility diagnosis. Many people think that relationship counselling should be attended when issues hit breaking point and that is simply not the case. I see people at all stages of their relationship and some of the issues I deal with can range from Affairs/betrayals, Family issues, relationship breakdowns & fertility/infertility issues.
As an accredited therapist I specialise in fertility & relationship issues for both couples and individuals. You may be feeling something isn't exactly right in your relationship or have a more difficult issue. You could be going through fertility treatment or have just had a fertility diagnosis. Many people think that relationship counselling should be attended when issues hit breaking point and that is simply not the case. I see people at all stages of their relationship and some of the issues I deal with can range from Affairs/betrayals, Family issues, relationship breakdowns & fertility/infertility issues.
0141 280 7657 View 0141 280 7657
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Adefolake (Ade) Ogunkeshinro
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Aberdeen AB10  (Online Only)
You may be looking to understand yourself better to live a fulfilled life, process difficult emotions and deal with stress and issues affecting your mental health. The coping mechanisms you've adopted may no longer serve you, so it's time to explore the root causes, understand yourself better, and develop your true self. I work primarily from a psychodynamic perspective, which explores early childhood experiences, patterns, and emotions and how these are impacting your life. I also integrate other approaches to therapy, for example, CBT and Somatic/Embodiment, depending on what you might need.
You may be looking to understand yourself better to live a fulfilled life, process difficult emotions and deal with stress and issues affecting your mental health. The coping mechanisms you've adopted may no longer serve you, so it's time to explore the root causes, understand yourself better, and develop your true self. I work primarily from a psychodynamic perspective, which explores early childhood experiences, patterns, and emotions and how these are impacting your life. I also integrate other approaches to therapy, for example, CBT and Somatic/Embodiment, depending on what you might need.
020 3872 2557 View 020 3872 2557
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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.
0131 381 5405 View 0131 381 5405
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Broomfield Psychology - Dr Laura Thomson
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Aberdeen AB10  (Online Only)
Welcome to Broomfield Psychology, we provide psychology and psychotherapy services to children and families, young people and adults. I am Dr Laura Thomson and I work with people experiencing a wide range of difficulties and mental health problems. I offer a professional, experienced and effective therapeutic approach and will work collaboratively with you and your goals for change. I have a caring and approachable style and together we can work through the issues that have led you to seek support.
Welcome to Broomfield Psychology, we provide psychology and psychotherapy services to children and families, young people and adults. I am Dr Laura Thomson and I work with people experiencing a wide range of difficulties and mental health problems. I offer a professional, experienced and effective therapeutic approach and will work collaboratively with you and your goals for change. I have a caring and approachable style and together we can work through the issues that have led you to seek support.
01250 718043 View 01250 718043
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Busy Minds Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Aberdeen AB10
I am Katie Johnston a neurodivergent counsellor, I enjoy working within a pluralistic framework which draws from different modalities to support clients needs and challenges in therapy. Our work together will explore your needs and is not defined by one way of working with at times the need to " think out of the box" and find new ways to approach challenges and sticking points in life.
I am Katie Johnston a neurodivergent counsellor, I enjoy working within a pluralistic framework which draws from different modalities to support clients needs and challenges in therapy. Our work together will explore your needs and is not defined by one way of working with at times the need to " think out of the box" and find new ways to approach challenges and sticking points in life.
01738 503547 View 01738 503547
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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).
01235 639486 View 01235 639486
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Melissa Paton - Collaborative Minds Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
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
Photo of Dr Katie MacPhee, Psychologist in Aberdeen, Scotland
Dr Katie MacPhee
Psychologist, HCPC - Ed. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Aberdeen AB12
Not accepting new clients
I specialise in working with children, young people and families, helping to overcome challenges associated with school and mental health difficulties as well as the impact of trauma. My approach is based upon a belief that children and families should be able to access the psychological advice and support they need, when they need it. I understand that accessing professional advice from services can sometimes feel intimidating or impossible due to long waiting lists. I therefore aim to offer an approachable and professional service, and offer home visits for families who prefer a more relaxed and comfortable approach.
I specialise in working with children, young people and families, helping to overcome challenges associated with school and mental health difficulties as well as the impact of trauma. My approach is based upon a belief that children and families should be able to access the psychological advice and support they need, when they need it. I understand that accessing professional advice from services can sometimes feel intimidating or impossible due to long waiting lists. I therefore aim to offer an approachable and professional service, and offer home visits for families who prefer a more relaxed and comfortable approach.
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Parenting Counsellors

What does therapy for parenting look like?

Therapists may work with parents individually, together, or include the whole family to find solutions for the problems a parent faces. Many parent-based therapies work on a parent’s relationship with their children, problem-solving within the family, and analysis of family dynamics. Therapy conducted remotely by video may be helpful in allowing a therapist to observe how families interact in their own homes.

When should a parent seek therapy?

When behavioral problems begin to disrupt the healthy functioning of a family, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If parents find that children are acting out in school, have started using drugs or alcohol, have developed eating disorders, or other similar red flags, a therapist may be able to help.

How long does therapy take for parenting problems?

Depending on the severity of a family’s challenges and the type of treatment utilized, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a pragmatic therapy type that can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. Structural family therapy, which inspects family dynamics, often takes several months. Parent-child interaction therapy is typically shorter-term, lasting between 10 and 20 sessions. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realized.

Can therapy help parents dealing with burnout or stress?

Parenting is difficult. Parents may dismiss or conceal feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, or escape ideation—imagining withdrawing from their parental obligations altogether. but left unattended, these feelings can have negative effects on the whole family. A therapist can help parents work on the skills they might need to better cope with the burdens of parenting and help them be the best parents they can be.