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Carol Gordon, MSc Counselling, BSc (Hons) Psychology, MBACP

Services - Clear Haven Therapy

My interest in understanding the human mind began when I had my challenges with anxiety, which gave me the drive to understand fear and what was going on. 

I read self-help books and became more interested in academic research. My newfound interest in the human mind led me to study a BSc (Hons) in Psychology at Open University. I learned an MSc in Counselling at Abertay University, Dundee.

Through academic work and personal therapy, I overcame the anxiety that had plagued my life for years. I reflected on what had worked for me in therapy and let this guide me in my work as a therapist.

Predominantly, I recognise we are all unique; therefore, what works for one person doesn’t work for the next person, so I feel taking a collaborative approach to therapy gets results.

My aim in therapy is always the same: to help free you from the problems holding you back. To live a fulfilling life, you must first understand yourself. Learning more about your inner self and core values enhances how you perceive yourself and the people around you.

When I’m not working, I’m busy being a mum to a teenager, my Goldador Marley and my cat Sophia. I love fresh air and long walks in the Aberdeenshire countryside.

I practice meditation and go to the gym. I have a love for travel, and it’s something I’ve done a lot of in the past; I spent 12 years travelling and working overseas, and it’s something I plan to do more of in the future.

Scenic Aberdeenshire, Scotland

My Qualifications

  • MSc Pluralistic Counselling, Abertay University, Dundee, (2021)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, Open University, (2018)
  • Rapid Transformational Therapy Practitioner (RTT), (2021)
  • Understanding ADHD, Kings College, (2022)
  • Life Purpose Coach, Udemy (CPD), (2021)
  • Working with Shame, Carolyn Springs (CPD) , (2022)
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