Our Therapists At A Glance

Laura Dickson

Laura McCartney - Counsellor

Works with:
  • Individual Adults
  • Young Persons

Offers Counselling for:
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Issues regarding restricted or excessive eating
  • Low self-worth
  • Self harm

Availability:
  • Monday: Daytime and evenings
  • Tuesday: Evenings
  • Friday: Mornings and evenings
Qualifications and Training:
  • COSCA certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Scotland's Mental Health First Aid Course
  • BCUK: Certificate in Biblical Counselling
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Pluralistic Counselling, University of Abertay
  • MSc Counselling, University of Abertay

Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

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Tim Allyn

Tim Allyn, Therapist

Works with:
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families

Offers Counselling for:
  • Past Abuse / Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Anger
  • Self Harm
  • Panic Attacks
  • Low self-worth
  • Stress
  • Work-related issues
  • Career Counselling
  • Sexual Identity

Availability:

Monday - Friday, daytime and evenings

Qualifications and Training:

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and Counselling - Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

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Heidi Fettes

Heidi Fettes - Counsellor

Works with:
  • Individuals
  • Young People
  • Couples

Offers Counselling for:
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Depression
  • Low mood
  • Anger
  • Problems with identity and self-worth
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Loss (including infant loss)
  • Work-related stress

Availability:
  • Tuesdays daytime

Qualifications and Training:
  • MA Hons Psychology
  • PGDip Human Resources Management
  • MSc Occupational Psychology
  • Diploma in Counselling (COSCA validated)
  • Professional Certificate in Couple Counselling (COSCA validated)
  • Infant Loss Training (Foundation for Infant Loss)
  • ASSIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
  • Children Matter Certificate (accredited by Open College Network, London)
  • Certificate in Clinical Supervision (BPS approved)

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Jessie Baxter

Jessie Baxter - Counsellor

Works with:
  • Individual Adults

Offers Counselling for:
  • Anxiety / Stress
  • Depression
  • Low Mood
  • Anger
  • Problems with identity and self-worth
  • Stress related to caring responsibilities and role
  • Work related stress
  • Carer Counselling

Availability:
  • Fridays
  • Saturday Mornings

Qualifications and Training:
  • Bachelor of Counselling Tabor Bible College Sydney Australia
  • Masters of Education University of Technology Sydney Australia
  • Individual Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Jessie grew up in Sydney Australia. At an early age she felt drawn to helping people, even at school she was always the one her friends talked to with their problems. She decided that counselling might be the way to go to develop these skills further and ended up doing a Bachelor of Counselling straight out of high school at Tabor College in Sydney Australia.

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Pam Lowe

Pam Lowe - Counsellor

Works with:
  • Young People 11 - 18 Years
  • Adults
  • Adults and Young People on Autistic Spectrum and/or learning difficulties
  • Couples

Offers Counselling for:
  • Anxiety / Stress
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Trauma
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Relationship Stress and Disengagement
  • Addictive Behaviours such as Self-Harm, Eating Disorders, Drugs, Alcohol

Qualifications and Training:
  • Bachelor of Education (Hons) in Physical Education
  • Vital Connexions Diploma in Counselling
  • Vital Connexions Certificate in Couples Counselling
  • Thirty hours plus training in children and young peoples’ work
  • Currently undertaking supervision training with ACT counselling services
  • Listening with the Heart counselling skills certificate 60 hours
  • COSCA Counselling skills certificate Aberdeen
  • Basic Biblical Counselling skills 50 hours Waverley Abbey College, Farnham, Surrey
  • Aberdeen University Post Graduate Certificate in Guidance and Pupil Support
  • West Lothian Autism Level 1 Training
  • Mental Health First Aid Course 12 hours
  • Registered Member of BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) Number 381189

Pam can help with a range of situations including anxiety, stress, anger issues, depression, illness, relationship problems, loss and bereavement and trauma. Some of these issues can be masked by addictive behaviours such as self-harm, eating disorders and the addictive use of drugs and alcohol. She can help bring understanding and support to those affected directly or indirectly by addictive behaviours.

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Georgie Evans

Georgie Evans - Counsellor

Works with:
  • Children and Young People
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Offers Counselling for:
  • Relationships
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Anxiety / Stress
  • Self Esteem
  • Automatic Reactions / impulse control
  • Bereavement / Bereavement by suicide

Availability:
  • Tuesday - Friday, Daytime and Evening
  • Saturday: Mornings

Qualifications and Training:
  • Post Qualifying Certificate Course – working therapeutically with children and young people, completed June 2018 - Pass
  • Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid course February 2013
  • Choose Life, More questions than Answers course
  • Post Qualifying certificate: counselling children and young people
  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Interventions Skills Training)
  • Pg dip Counselling
  • TA 101 (Transactional Analysis, Introductory Course)
  • Completed modules A,C,D, Advanced certificate in Couple counselling, Couple counselling Scotland.
  • University of Dundee Certificate in counselling skills
  • Marriage counselling Scotland Certificate in counselling skills

Prior to being a counsellor Georgie has worked in a variety of settings. Her most recent a mental health charity, as a support worker for friends and family of someone with mental health problems. She also values her time working as a school auxiliary, which is where her interest in working with children and young people started.

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