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Carole MacKintosh

With many years’ experience in counselling, counselling supervision and teaching, Carole is a warm and empathic counsellor very able to support clients with the traumas and challenges that life can bring. She works in an intuitive way and approaches issues with a straightforward manner, and with integrity and compassion. She is passionate about the life-changing qualities of the counselling process.

Lesley Robinson

As a new resident to the Highlands, Lesley brings with her much experience of working within an NHS environment and has enjoyed transferring her skills from the public sector working environment to that of Scottish Counselling Services. Lesley has a natural warmth about her and seems to connect very easily with all she meets.

Mandie Smith

Mandie is a person-centred therapist who trained in the highlands and who has lived in the area most of her life. She is a warm and engaging counsellor and has the ability to create an environment where people can engage connect quickly in the counselling process. She is able to ensure that a comforting, safe space is created in order to start exploring and unravelling presenting issues. Mandy has a calming presence and is very able to put clients at ease.

Harriet Inglis

Harriet is the newest team member at Scottish Counselling Services and like all our team has a strong ability to put clients at ease very quickly. She is a Person-centred counsellor and is committed to providing an effective counselling service. She is passionate about her work and coming from a nursing background has a secure knowledge and understanding of the importance of emotional health and wellbeing.

Yvonne Blainey

Yvonne is based in Oban and has joined the team having qualified in 2016. She is extremely interested in the transformative nature of counselling and how this can be truly life-changing for clients. She is a very keen learner and likes to be challenged in all aspects of life. 

Nicola Beattie

Having worked within education and particularly with children, young people, parents and families, Nicola has a deep understanding of the emotional difficulties that can affect us all. She is person-centred trained but works as an integrative counsellor. A lively, warm and engaging personality Nicola brings enthusiasm and passion to her work.

Lynn McAllister

Is a Person Centred Counsellor and has recently completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. CBT can help people make sense of early life experiences through exploration of past unhelpful patterns of behaviour and thoughts which often continue to cause recurring problems in the here and now. Lynn has a warm and friendly personality and builds supportive therapeutic relationships with clients and is a firm believer in the transformative nature of therapy. 

Jackie Pond

Qualified as a person-centred counsellor and with an extensive background in personal development, mentoring and somatic therapies, Jackie brings empathy, compassion and integrity to her counselling. She meets clients with warmth, openness and acceptance and is passionate about the transformative potential of the counselling process.

Bryony Campbell

Bryony comes from a background in education and is trained in person-centred counselling. She is passionate about and committed to working with people who are facing difficulties in their lives. She aims to support and encourage people to explore their experiences, hopefully helping them to see things with more clarity. Bryony has an additional interest in bereavement work.

Lorraine Davidson

Lorraine began her career in Counselling and Support in 2002with training provided by Alcohol Focus Scotland. She then embarked on a practice placement providing counselling to clients and their family members who were suffering from Alcohol and Drug issues before moving over to Private Practice in 2011.  Over the past 15 years she has continued her Professional Development gaining certificates in amongst others CBT, Anger Management, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Child Protection. She studied with the Institute of Counselling to gain her Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Accredited with the University of the West of Scotland.