Allister Murdoch

Allister Murdoch


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07821 731811

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Therapist - EDINBURGH

EDINBURGH EH1
07821 731811
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

Holiday Notice

I am on holiday until Sunday 5th July 2020.

I will reply to emails and calls about work on Sunday 5th July.

Due to the Coronavirus I am only currently working online. I will resume face to face sessions when the Government says it is face to travel and meet.

I am available online from 11am -8pm Sunday to Friday. I don't work on a Saturday.

About me and my therapy practice

I provide a counselling service dedicated to helping men.

I specialise in helping other men with issues of anxiety, bereavement, depression, relationships, LGBTQI+ issues and men who have been or are currently victims of abuse.

Many men feel awkward talking about their feelings or asking for help when it comes to mental health issues for a variety of reasons. 

My style is to support you through a conversation to look at what is currently going on in your life, what you want to change and where appropriate your past. You can then through exploration, choose the way that you want to change. That may include learning new practical skills. The choice of if you change your behaviour is yours. 

I also have extensive experience and training via Pink Therapy for working with clients of sexuality, gender and relationship diversities.

Availability in Edinburgh

Wed/Thursday 12noon -10pm  

Sunday 11am - 6pm

Cost

All sessions cost £60.00 (50 minutes). 

Professional Qualifications

Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapy from Spectrum Training,(London)

Post Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy and a further 4 years at an on going Post Graduate Group.2004

Essentials in Gender And Sexual Diversity Therapy (Pink Therapy)

Cert in Counselling UCL (London) 1998

Other Training

TA101 

Domestic Violence Training (Abused Men in Scotland)

Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills 

Coaching for Counsellors 

Intimacy, Sex and Affairs 

Group Work 

Emotional impact of Living with epilepsy 

Bereavement training

Trinity Hospice bereavement training

Working with Chemsex. 

Understanding Kink & BDSM 

Asexualities: intimacy and desire

Practice description

I provide a counselling service dedicated to helping men and anyone over the age of 18 who identify as being of a gender, of a sexuality or relationship diversity. I am a kink aware/friendly therapist.

What I can help with

Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Men's issues, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality

Types of therapy

Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Therapist - Glasgow

Glasgow G2
07821 731811
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

Holiday Notice

I am on holiday until Sunday 5th July 2020.

I will reply to emails and calls about work on Sunday 5th July.

I am available for online sessions from 11am until 8pm Sunday to Friday. I don't work on a Saturday.

About me and my therapy practice

I provide a counselling service dedicated to helping  men.

I specialise in helping men with issues of anxiety, bereavement, depression, relationships, LGBTQI+ issues and men who have been or are currently victims of abuse. 

Many men feel awkward talking about their feelings or asking for help when it comes to mental health issues for a variety of reasons. 

My style is to support you through conversation to look at what is currently going on in your life, what you want to change and where appropriate your past. We can then through exploration, choose the way that you want to change. That may include learning new practical skills. The choice of if you change your behaviour is yours.

I also have extensive training through Pink Therapy for working with clients of sexuality, gender and relationship style diversities.

I am listed on the Directory of Pink Therapists 

Cost

All sessions cost £60.00 (50 minutes). 

Professional Qualifications

Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapy from Spectrum Training,(London)

Post Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy and a further 4 years at an on going Post Graduate Group.2004

Essentials in Gender And Sexual Diversity Therapy (Pink Therapy)

Other Training

TA101 

Domestic Violence Training 

Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills 

Coaching for Counsellors 

Intimacy, Sex and Affairs

Group Work 

Cruse Bereavement training

Trinity Hospice bereavement training

Working with Chemsex.

Understanding Kink & BDSM 

Working with partners of Trans-Identified People 

Asexualities: intimacy and desire 

My first session

In a first session with me I will initially explain and answer any questions that you have regarding my confidentiality and privacy policy.

You will have the chance to tell me what has made you decide to have counselling. I will already have a brief outline of the topic that you want to talk about but this will give you much more opportunity to tell me more.

I will ask you if you have already been in counselling and any relevant medical history/medication. This can help me to understand what may or may not work for you.

You will have the chance to tell me what you want to get from working with me. This is important.

At the end of the 50 minute session we will talk about how I think I can work with you and if that is what you want. 

You will then have the chance to ask me any questions that you have about the work, future sessions or further resources.

You have the option to go away and think about it or say you don't want to continue. I don't take offence at this. Not all therapists are for everyone. We all work in our own particular way.

If we agree to continue working together we can arrange further appointments.


What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Development coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality

Types of therapy

Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Time-limited