Denese MacDonald

Denese MacDonald

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

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Therapist - Aberdeen

Aberdeen AB15
Sessions from £55.00


  • Flexible hours available


My available hours are

Monday 9 - 7,30pm

Tuesday 5.30 - 8

Wed 5.30 -8

Thur 9am - 11am

Friday 5.30 - 8

Weekends are available on individual request

About me and my therapy practice

I am a professional counselor and professionally certified life and executive coach.

I qualified in 2001 with a master's in counseling degree. Later I undertook specialized training in couples therapy.

I also work with individuals.

My main approach is person-centered. I focus on a relational style approach. I am eclectic in that I can utilize other approaches eg.cognitive behavioral therapy as I identify their fit for the counselee and the area they seek change in.

I offer a safe space that is nonjudgemental and empathic and a listening ear that does not rush to try and fix things.

Through the healing of being heard and understood I will support you to move on in your unfolding emotions and find a way forward at your own pace.

Practice description

If you wish to make an inquiry I will respond to your email with an invitation for a no-obligation telephone call. Here I will ask initial questions about the area you wish to focus on and what you hope to achieve from counseling work. If I can assist I shall then schedule a formal meeting that can be online, telephone, or face to face.

My first session

In the first session, we will revisit your interest in counseling but in more detail. What you want to achieve, what makes that important to you, what your vision of success in that area looks like, how will you know if you have it.

I will inquire as to what precipitated the call for counseling, why now?

I will suggest an appropriate time for review and check in on how the counseling is going together.

I will outline my practice position as it is in alignment with my professional ethics and the position on areas such as confidentiality and privacy and protection of your private information.

I am happy to answer any questions on my professional qualifications and experience that you may wish fuller information on.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Coaching supervision, Depression, Development coaching, Executive coaching, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Adlerian, Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Cognitive analytic therapy, Eclectic, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Families, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling