Meet Our Counsellors

Angela Davey
Angela Davey Counsellor
My background is in nursing and Physiology. I went on to train in general Counselling, Relationship Counselling, Group work, Bereavement Counselling and Supervision of other counsellors. I am an accredited CBT therapist working in private practice and as a volunteer for a local charity. The main areas in which I work include recent stress or prolonged anxiety; panic attacks; bereavement; phobias; obsessions and/or compulsions; social anxiety; problems with eating; health anxiety; recent or past traumatic experiences; depression; relationship problems and problems with identity and self-worth including lack of confidence, assertiveness or poor self-image.

CBT, or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy has been proved to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions. The therapist and client work together to investigate patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving in relation to people, situations and events. This awareness allows an individual to recognise unhelpful styles of thinking, to challenge and update beliefs and to find alternative effective ways of behaving or reacting in difficult situations. For many years, I worked in hospitals and in the community, both as a nurse and a counsellor. I am passionate about my work as a counsellor. It is my opinion that the most important role for the counsellor is to provide a good space for the client in which he or she feels safe and heard, so that each person feels freely able to talk about the issues that are adversely affecting them. There are many approaches to counselling and no one style fits everyone. My style is informal and collaborative and draws on many years of personal learning and experience.

Sheila Blair
Sheila Blair Counsellor
My background is in Health Sciences and for many years I worked for the NHS as an Occupational Therapist before going on to train as a counsellor. I gained a post graduate diploma in humanistic counselling and supervision before going on to further in depth training in gestalt therapy. I am a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and worked for many years as a Samaritan and volunteer counsellor at the Tom Allan Centre in Glasgow before retiring from the NHS and moving to Fife. My work as a private practitioner for a number of years was combined with volunteer work at the Charis Foundation, a Christian Counselling centre in Leslie

Gestalt is a deeply relational embodied and creative approach that can support us to find deeper meaning in our lives. It is both compassionate and challenging and we as practitioners believe that unfinished business and fixed or habitual patterns of behaviour that have developed in the past to support us, can affect our ability to live creatively. Each of us is expert in our own lives and we all have the capacity to resolve issues and make choices, but at times things can seem overwhelming. The focus of the therapy is the developing and building of relationship so that honesty, trust, value, openness, and tracking of our experience from moment to moment can be recognised and shared. I provide a safe and confidential space and together we will explore how you interact with others and encourage and develop greater self awareness, as we pay attention to the physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual processes that are part of our human experience.

Lorraine Lojko
Lorraine Lojko Counsellor
I have a Psychology Degree (Hon’s) Post Graduate Diploma in Pluralistic Counselling, and P/G certificate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I also have training in Holistic Therapy (accredited) and Counselling Addiction (accredited). I am a member of BACP and BPS, and I have a wide variety of training and experience counselling individuals within private and work place settings. With a particular interest in personal growth and change, being a pluralistic counsellor,  I believe people have the resources within to identify changes they need to make while also possessing the inner strength, energy, and abilities to do so.

However, I am also aware people may need encouragement and motivation to actually believe this.  In a safe and trusting environment, I will respect your thoughts and feelings; my aim is to understand your world view and offer support in exploring aspects of yourself or your life that are troubling you, identifying areas of difficulty and finding coping strategies and solutions that feel right for you, and ways of putting them into practice. The main areas in which I have   experience  include:  addiction; depression; stress;  anxiety social/ health; phobias; obsessions; transitional change; identity; self-worth; confidence problems ; recent/past trauma; bereavement; and relationship problems.

Jan Darlington
Jan DarlingtonCounsellor
I come from a military background, serving in the Royal Air Force for over 12 years and have had various jobs since leaving the RAF, including working in a Police Control Room to carrying out administrative work within a Scottish Higher Education Establishment for six years. I gained my CPCAB (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling at Charis Counselling Training Centre in Leslie, Fife in 2015, while carrying out my two-year clinical placement at DAPL (Drugs, Alcohol and Psychotherapies Limited) in Leven.  I carried on working with DAPL for a further year and eight months after finishing my training, which included voluntary work and further paid sessional work within the Fife area.  I also have experience of working within a generic setting, volunteering at Insight Counselling in Dundee.  I am a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I am currently practicing as a Person-Centred Counsellor.  I have worked with a range of issues which include anxiety, depression, alcohol and drug addiction, anger and bereavement.

I volunteered as a Listener with Samaritans for several years which inspired me to become a Counsellor, gaining insight into the importance of the human relationship and how offering a trusting, safe and empathic environment is paramount in facilitating self-growth. I believe as a Person-Centred Counsellor that everyone is an expert in their own life and has an innate capacity and drive to work towards personal growth given the right conditions.  I strive to offer a genuine, non-judgemental, and empathic space for you to explore any issues that are troubling you and to work towards a greater self-awareness and positive change in your life.