Although currently living in Dundee, Laura grew up in Lanarkshire before moving to the East to study at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, where she completed her degree in Illustration and also where she met her fiancé, whom she marries in April 2016. Laura has a real passion for creativity and expression through the arts; ranging from drawing and painting to music, dance or narrative work. Laura appreciates what can be expressed through these means, as well as the therapeutic qualities they can evoke within people who choose to use them.
It was through her own life experiences including her time at university and the various supportive roles she has had as a volunteer where she understood the need that individuals, especially teenagers facing bereavement, have for speaking about their experiences and to be listened to. Laura has had a growing desire to come alongside people and support them in a way which values and encourages them as they work through issues and begin to move forward in their lives in a healthier way.
Laura completed her COSCA certificate in Counselling Skills in the Spring of 2015, where she began her development as a Counsellor and deepened her fascination of relationships and the diversity of people. She is currently in training to become a fully accredited Counsellor. Laura works with an integrative model of counselling to best suit the needs and preferences of the client. Similarly to Heidi, Laura also offers clients the opportunity to explore issues from a Christian perspective upon request.
As Laura is still in training to be an accredited Counsellor, she provides counselling for individuals at the reduced rate of £15 until she completes her diploma.
As you have already read, Laura enjoys being creative and relaxes by drawing, painting and playing piano. She also enjoys winding down by going on walks on some of the beautiful beaches and forests that line the East Coast and also enjoys being in the midst of live music.
Having grown up in Aberdeenshire with her Norwegian mother and English father, Heidi was fascinated by people’s behaviour from a very early age. This led to a Degree in Psychology from the University of Dundee in 1993 as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources Management in 1996. After working in Human Resources she found herself being drawn back to psychology through observing how people behaved in the workplace and in 2003 she successfully completed a Masters Degree in Occupational Psychology.
Whilst bringing up a young family, Heidi volunteered as a support worker with the Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre in Dundee. This experience (plus a strong desire to help people to progress from a negative state to improved well-being) led to her becoming a counsellor. She successfully completed a Diploma in Counselling with Vital Connexions, and having trained and worked at the Charis Foundation in Fife, Heidi now joins Tim Allyn at Momentum Counselling Services in Dundee.
Heidi works with clients experiencing issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, low mood, low self-esteem, problems with identity and self-worth and relationship difficulties. She can tailor sessions to suit her client’s needs having trained with an integrative model of counselling. Heidi also offers clients the opportunity to explore issues from a Christian perspective if requested.
Heidi is a great believer in maintaining a healthy body, soul and spirit. She exercises regularly and loves spending time in the Scottish mountains. She is a registered member of COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland).
Born in Alabama, USA, Tim grew up with three brothers and a sister. He once aspired to design and build so he completed a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He working four years in that field designing manufacturing equipment, but found a growing interest in studying people. It was while he worked in Sweden that he found himself intrigued by the culture he encountered. He wanted to know more about why people think, feel and behave in the ways that they do and how to effectively influence them for good. He decided to study psychology and obtained a postgraduate Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and Counselling.
While at this college he gained valuable theory and experience in therapy and met his future wife, Beverley (from Scotland) who studied the same course. Tim moved to Dundee, Scotland, and the two were married. The couple shares similar interests in psychology and developing meaningful relationships with others. In 2010, Tim began as a volunteer counsellor with Insight Counselling in Dundee and started Momentum Counselling Services in August 2012. He is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and is on the BACP Register.
For more information about the type of therapy that Tim offers, please refer to the Our Therapy section of this site.
Tim enjoys making home improvements, cycling, waterskiing, playing volleyball, winemaking and studying Swedish. He and Bev have three sons, Jonathan, Andrew and Daniel.
Contact Tim directly on 07592 728305.