“His style of counselling helped me open up….”

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“I would like to thank Ian for helping me get back on track. His style of counselling helped me open up and deal with my problem. I found Ian very easy to talk with and would highly recommend him to anyone”

JMC September 21, 2018

“Magnificent results…..”

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“I would highly recommend Ian to anyone. Ian exhibited that he could be trusted by emphasising confidentiality was paramount and what was said in the room stayed in the room. From the outset Ian was warm, approachable and encouraging and I could see he was invested in my success.

Ian displayed empathy and concern; he had the ability to truly imagine what it was like to stand in my shoes. This in turn made me feel understood and heard. Ian noticed the subtle nuances within my voice tone and body language and his additional skills such as active listening and reflection encouraged me to share repressed thoughts, feelings and beliefs. Ian communicated understanding and acceptance of powerful emotions that were being discharged within the room and had the ability to relate with an open, non-judgemental attitude, accepting me for who I was with my situation. Ian was able to ‘start where I was at’ and patiently waited for me to open up, he was a realist who recognised the long standing and maladaptive  behaviours I displayed could not be quickly unlearned and he patiently guided me in the process of self-discovery. Magnificent results which made me end procrastinating and move on with life.”

Nicola September 2, 2018

Two Friday appointments now available in Ardach

Busy busy!

I have now only got two appointment slots available in Ardach!!
Both are on a Friday as Thursdays are now fully booked.

Please get in touch soon if you want to put your name against either of these slots.

The good news is that I do have more availability outside of Ardach but once these two slots are gone, it may be a while before any more are available in the health centre.

If you are considering counselling drop me an email or simply give me a phone and I’ll arrange a date for you to start.

My availability….

I’ve got appointments available working from home now, as well as on Thursdays and Fridays in Ardach Health Centre, Buckie and, newly added to my schedule from October, on Tuesdays in Fochabers Medical Practice

I’m starting to be quite busy so let me know if you’d like to book appointments at my home, or in Ardach, Buckie or go on my waiting list for Fochabers Medical Practice


If you know someone who might benefit from counselling let them know that this local service is available to them.

Thank you for your support.

First steps….

Hello and welcome to my website!

Thanks for taking the time to have a look. If this is of interest and you feel I may be able to help you, then please get in touch.

If it is, then you’ve taken the first step, maybe the first step of many, who knows?


About me….

As a person-centred counsellor I provide a place of safety and confidentiality where you can discuss openly what is troubling you, a place where you’ll be listened to.

It may be that you are stressed, angry, frustrated, anxious, depressed, feeling lost or simply stuck, not sure what to do or how to express how you feel. Maybe you have suffered a loss or a bereavement and need help to find your way of moving on.

I will be accepting and non-judgemental of what you have to say and work with you to help you find your answer.


I’ve recently successfully completed the Diploma Course in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy at Moray College UHI, in Elgin.

I’m Registered as a Counsellor Member of COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) and appear on their Register. Please follow this link to see the Register where you’ll find me. COSCA Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

I adhere to the COSCA Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice. A copy of which is here COSCA Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice

I live in Portknockie on the Moray Firth Coast and work, on an appointments only basis, from home, from Ardach Health Centre in Buckie and from Fochabers Medical Practice.


If you are aged 16 or over then why not get in touch with me to see if I can help?

Any complaint should be made using the COSCA Complaints Procedure which is available via this link COSCA Complaints Procedure