I can now begin to accept a small number of new clients. At this point however, the waiting time for a first appointment is still between 3 and 5 weeks. If you need to see a therapist and it’s urgent, please do not wait for me. It’s important to see someone sooner rather than later if it is urgent. All the best, Avigail
I will be away at a training conference in Newry in the north of Ireland from Sunday 7th of May to Saturday, 13th of May. I will not be able to receive or respond to emails during that time. I will also take a week break, starting Monday the 22nd through to and including Monday the 29th. I will be back at work on Tuesday the 30th of May.
Due to a heavy client load and a very busy diary, I will not be accepting new clients at least until mid June. I will review things again then and post an update here. Please keep an eye on this page for updates on when I am available for new clients again.
If you are looking for a therapist in the area try the BACP Find A Therapist online facility.
I am sorry I cannot be more helpful just now, and I wish you all the best.
My Christmas / New Year’s holiday this year will be from Monday, 19th December 2016 to Wednesday, 4th January 2017. I’ll be seeing clients again from Thursday, 5th January.
I wish everyone a very happy, safe and healthy holidays and see you in the new year!
(Please remember to drink in moderation, or better still, avoid alcohol altogether. Much better for you and your relationships! Trust a psychotherapist on that… Alcohol is a dangerous drug that can in the long term compromise your neuroplasticity, and therefore your potential for recovery and development. We should celebrate, have fun, and connect, not hurt ourselves or others.)
From the 27th of October I will start seeing clients in Inverness on Thursdays. Once again I will be at ‘Therapy 1st’ counselling room, 1st floor, 1 Ardross Street, Inverness IV3 5NN.
It’s one floor up from OsteoCentra and across the road from the Cathedral. I will continue to work from my home counselling room on Mondays and Tuesdays.
If you’d like to make an appointment please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 07913 295 029
Steve MacDonald is in his third year at the Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy at Inverness College UHI. He will be undertaking some of his placement work with Fully Human and is now available to see clients in Inverness. Steve’s work will be closely supervised.
I will be on leave from Friday 2nd September to Sunday 11th September. I will be back at work from Monday the 12th of September. There are still a couple of spots available for that week on Monday the 12th and on Wednesday the 14th.
Thanks and take care, Avigail
A new version of my Grief & Adjustment to Change paper is now available in the ‘Resources‘ page. It includes a new section on ‘complicated grief’ at the end. Feel free to pass it on or use it for yourself. I hope you find it helpful and reassuring. Avigail.
A New Workshop on Grief and Adjustment to Change in Inverness in November!
Over the years I have had consistent positive feedback on my Grief & Adjustment to Change paper so I thought it was time to build a workshop around it that could be useful to everyone.
The workshop will be in November at Inverness Leisure, Inverness.
It will run over two Saturdays (12th & 19th) from 10am to 3.30pm to give people a chance to think and process and then come back with comments, ideas and questions on the second day.
The workshop fee is £125 and it includes coffee, tea and lunch on both days and the workshop materials.
The workshop is limited to 24 places.
Looking forward to seeing you at the workshop,
Please note that I will be on leave during the week starting the 20th of June. I’ll be back at work on Monday the 27th of June.
Feel free to send me emails or leave phone messages but I might not be able to receive them or respond until I get back.
Currently I have limited appointment spaces from the week starting the 4th of July. Please note that from that week onward I will not be seeing clients on Thursdays (instead of Wednesdays)
I will be off this week until and including Monday the 2nd of May.
I am currently booked out for the two weeks following my break, but still have a few places available the week starting the 16th of May. You are welcome to email me if you’d like to make an appointment.
Please be aware that I ask prospective clients to tell me their age and disclose any psychiatric diagnosis they might have had. All contact with me is confidential right from the initial enquiry. The reason for asking these questions is that I do not see people under 18, and there are certain psychiatric conditions I don’t work with. Please have a look through the website for more information.
Wishing you a great week,
As of the start of April I will work exclusively from Kilmalieu Cottage, Croy, IV2 5PW and will not be seeing clients in Inverness.
Jill Henry who is doing her internship with me at the Low-Cost Clinic will continue for the time being to see clients in Inverness at ‘Therapy 1st’, First Floor, 1 Ardross Street Inverness IV3 5NN.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.