Valerie Sutherland

Valerie Sutherland

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates


Currently due to Coronavirus lockdown apologies no face to face sessions are able, however:


I will update this message when face to face sessions can recommence, based on the Governments Advice when lockdown ends.

About me and my therapy practice

My aim is to provide a welcoming space for clients, to help them explore their personal issues and feelings, in order to gain confidence, to look at things more honestly and where necessary, make appropriate change.

I work with individuals, couples and those in relationship, families and children from around age 9yrs. Offering a private confidential counselling service I can support you at your most difficult and emotional times.

As well as using the Person Centred Counselling approach, CBT (Cognitive Based Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing for trauma removal) and Inner Child work I like to work creatively and mindfully using Somatic Mindfulness, creative expression, creative visualization, Art media and journalling, story writing/telling and puppets when appropriate.

For more information please visit my website, or phone leaving a voicemail or send a text on 07769 730054.
I usually keep a couple of early appointments for new clients or urgent appointments. No issue is too small if it bothers you.
I look forward to working with you.

Practice description

My usual practice is based at Thainstone Business Centre, Inverurie Aberdeenshire where I have room on the first floor which I have sole use of. It is a quiet room at the very end of a long corridor.
There are three large chairs and the room is well ventilated, heated and with a large bright window where trees are visible.

Tissues and water are available for all clients as is the use of toilet facilities, a reception area for waiting with seating, free refreshments and free parking.

It would be difficult for disabled clients to have access to my room but if I know a clients needs in advance of commencement of therapy then there is a meeting  room which I can book out on the ground floor so wheelchair access is possible. 

Unfortunately I have to add an additional fee of £10 for the advance booking and use of this room. . 

My fee is £50 for 50 minutes session.
Concession fee is £40 for 50 minute session.
Key Workers £35 for 50 minute session

In addition £25 for 25 minute session (for short term solution focused therapy and low paid/those on universal credit).

If you should have any questions regarding the set up of my practice please get in touch


My first session

At the first session I will do my very best to meet you when you arrive at the front door of the reception area at Thainstone Business Centre, Inverurie, AB51 5TB.

I will show you the reception area and facilities and lead you upstairs to my practice room on the first floor. It is usually a quiet room and at the end of a long corridor.

I will show you to my room and try to make sure you feel comfortable with the desired temperature of the room and offer water and tissues.

The first session is usually 50 minutes long which is the same as subsequent sessions. If you feel you'd like to leave earlier then that is acceptable. The first session gives you an opportunity to share and explore what brings you to see me with a view to starting therapy.

We will talk about the different ways I work and what might be a good way forward, a plan, and how I might envisage we work together, then if you feel settled and happy with my practice room environment and with the idea of having me as your therapist we can provisionally book your next date to have therapy and have any questions answered on any aspect of what we have talked over. I hope you will feel comfortable and supported.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, EMDR, Emotion focused therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited