Photographs © Avigail Abarbanel


11th March 2018 — Bookings for March workshop close on 16th of March

Upcoming workshop for psychotherapists, counsellors and counselling students:
Saturday, 24th March 2018 (9.30am-3.30pm) — Enhance Your Clinical Practice with Creative Experiential Methods — Spectrum Centre Inverness

• Please note that bookings for this workshop close on the 16th of March. If you are interested in attending please send your booking as soon as possible. 

Published: 2018-03-11 16:08:04 +0000 | Modified: 2018-03-11 16:10:23 +0000 | Permalink | Top of page

11th February 2018 — A Public Talk – ‘The Neuroscience of Self-Love’, Sat. 19/5, Inverness

Neuroscience of Self-love image for Eventbrite

My public talk on the ‘neuroscience of self love’ is on Saturday 19th of May 10am-2.30pm at the Spectrum Centre in Inverness, Concourse Room.

Tickets: £16 (Concession £12 — unwaged, low-icome, students) 

Bookings via Eventbrite.

Download Event Flyer

Flyer Neuroscience of self-love


Published: 2018-02-11 09:10:52 +0000 | Modified: 2018-02-11 09:36:06 +0000 | Permalink | Top of page

12th January 2018 — Professional CPD workshops in March & June

I am offering two professional CPD workshops one in March and one in June in Inverness. Feel free to pass the flyers on if you know anyone who might be interested.

CANCELLED — Saturday, 24th March 2018 (9.30am-3.30pm) — Enhance Your Clinical Practice with Creative Experiential Methods — Spectrum Centre Inverness

Sadly this workshop is now cancelled due to low bookings. We’ll try again another time and thank you to those who have booked. 

Saturday, 16th June 2018 (9.30am-3.30pm) — Psychotherapy in the 21st Century: An Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) perspective on therapeutic effectiveness





Published: 2018-01-12 14:45:39 +0000 | Modified: 2018-03-17 14:06:13 +0000 | Permalink | Top of page

17th November 2017 — Christmas 2017 Dates



Avigail will be on holiday from 18th of December 2017, until 3rd of January 2018.

I wish everyone an enjoyable, healthy, safe, and peaceful Christmas, and festive season!

Wreath no background

Published: 2017-11-17 12:34:52 +0000 | Modified: 2017-11-17 13:29:43 +0000 | Permalink | Top of page

1st November 2017 — Fully Human Psychotherapy Tools For Life Series

“New! ‘Fully Human Psychotherapy Tools for Life Series’

The first three booklets in the new ‘Fully Human Psychotherapy Tools For Life’ series are now available on Amazon Kindle and in paperback.

It can be difficult to find the energy or brain space to commit to reading a full sized book when people are not at their best. That’s why all the booklets in this series are small, affordable, and accessible.

Booklet 1 – Grief and Adjustment to Change: A no nonsense approach

Booklet 2 – Don’t Put Up With Anxiety: Cure it!

Booklet 3 – Trauma & Its Impact: What you need to know

Grief book cover image Anxiety book cover image Trauma cover

Published: 2017-11-01 08:26:21 +0000 | Modified: 2017-12-04 08:03:22 +0000 | Permalink | Top of page

28th September 2017 — Avigail now accepts cards

As of today I am able to accept cards. Anyone wishing to pay by card instead of cash, cheque, or BACS is now welcome to do it. All major cards are accepted including AMEX, and also Apple and Android Pay. :)

Published: 2017-09-28 14:19:03 +0000 | Modified: 2017-09-28 14:22:01 +0000 | Permalink | Top of page

2nd June 2017 — Avigail is now able to accept a small number of new clients

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


Published: 2017-06-02 08:56:05 +0000 | Modified: 2017-06-02 08:57:28 +0000 | Permalink | Top of page

29th March 2017 — Avigail is not accepting new clients at the moment due to heavy load.

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.


Published: 2017-03-29 10:26:23 +0000 | Modified: 2017-05-04 17:41:14 +0000 | Permalink | Top of page

25th August 2016 — New student/trainee counsellor now available at the Low-Cost Clinic

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.

Please visit the  Low-cost clinic page for more information. Steve can be contacted by email or by phone at: 07930 440 257


Published: 2016-08-25 17:34:02 +0000 | Modified: 2016-08-25 17:44:33 +0000 | Permalink | Top of page