Carol Gordon, MSc Counselling, BSc (Hons) Psychology
My interest in understanding the human mind began when I had my own challenges with anxiety which gave me the drive to understand anxiety and what was going on for me.
I read self-help books, and became more interested in academic research on the topic. My new found interest in the human mind led me to studying a BSc (Hons) Psychology, Open University, and I went on to study an MSc Counselling at Abertay University, Dundee.
Through a combination of 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 I have 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 and that is to help set you free from the problems that are holding you back. I believe that to live a fulfilling life, you need to firstly understand yourself. Learning more about your inner-self, and your 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 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
- 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)