We have two counsellors at Nourish, each with their own specialities:
Counselling & Psychotherapy
About Chloe Langan
I am an experienced BACP accredited humanistic counsellor and psychotherapist a well as an integrative clinical supervisor. I work with individuals, couples, and supervise other counsellors. I have substantial experience working with young people. I have regular individual supervision myself along with attending continual professional development courses.
I believe that together we can can build a trusting, open and honest relationship which will allow you the space to talk, be heard and work through problems you maybe facing.
I offer an integrative approach which enables clients to explore their inner self, using a range of suitable techniques in a non-judgemental and empathic setting. I draw upon a range of theories and techniques but I am guided by the client as to what model or approach best suits them.
I have worked with clients covering a range of different issues such as bereavement, stress, anxiety, anger, relationship issues, work related stress, LGBTQ, abuse, pregnancy, bullying, depression, low self esteem.
I have working and current knowledge of Child Protection and Safeguarding. I work within BACP Ethical Framework and work positively with diversity. I have a current enhanced DBS.
I chose to become a counsellor because I am committed to supporting people to help themselves to become happier in their own lives. I have always worked with and along side people in a caring role that empowers them to take control of their future. I am a qualified and experienced counsellor with many year post qualification who is able to offer a safe, comfortable and confidential environment, where clients will not be judged and are enabled to freely share their thoughts and feelings.
I have managed counselling projects based in both primary and secondary schools, where I managed all clinical referrals, supervised all trainee and qualified counsellors, I also have my own private practice where people can self refer to my service and I also take referrals from a national EAP provider and local partners.
I offer counselling sessions and supervision in Inverness. I offer a Walk and Talk session for those who prefer being in the outdoors. I also offer telephone and web counselling for those who may find it difficult in travelling to attend face to face session.
£45 (60 minutes)
I offer individual and group supervision sessions to both trainees and qualified counsellors from a range of theoretical backgrounds.
Supervision is the necessity to foster the relationship between Supervisor and Supervisee, whereby both parties are fully able to bring themselves. I offer unconditional positive regard, congruence and empathy to all supervisees. I bring myself fully to the relationship and encourage authenticity in others. I also integrate my experience as a counsellor as well as my previous work history into my role as a supervisor. My role as a supervisor is to model good practice and demonstrate the working application of the ethical framework as well as to create a safe space for the supervisee where they can honestly and openly discuss and reflect on their work with clients.
BABCP Accredited Cognitive & Behavioural Psychotherapist
What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?
CBT is a psychological approach "talking therapy". It has been widely researched and this research has shown that CBT can help with a range of emotional problems.
CBT is based on the idea that many problems involving emotional distress are caused and maintained by the way we interpret everyday situations. CBT shows us the links between thoughts, feelings and our behaviour. The aim of CBT is to allow people to identify where they may have become "stuck" in their way of thinking and to give them the freedom to choose more helpful ways of looking at situations.
What can I expect from treatment?
In sessions we work as partners to reach an understanding of your problems. We will try to identify the relationship between your thoughts, emotions, physical symptoms, situational factors and behaviour. Together we will discuss the ways you would like to change and what you would like to achieve, and we will work out small steps to help you get there. Between sessions you will usually be gathering information or trying out new skills and we will review how that has been at the start of the next session.
Whilst past experiences and events are taken into account the focus of treatment is usually on difficulties experienced in the "here and now".
Treatment may focus on learning to challenge thoughts or beliefs that are no longer helpful to you. Alternatively we may look at practical ways of helping you to deal differently with day to day situations and to develop new coping skills. We will explore a range of solutions to find those that will work for you.
How often will I be seen?
Most people need somewhere between 6 and 10 sessions. These are usually weekly / fortnightly but may be spaced further apart towards the end of therapy.
£55 (60 minutes)
About Heather Dance
Heather has lived and worked as a therapist in Highland for over 25 years. Her professional background is in Mental Health Nursing and she also has a B.Sc degree in Social Sciences. In 1997 she was awarded the post graduate Diploma in Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy from University of Dundee.
She is recognised as an Accredited Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. Her professional expertise alongside her life experiences as a mother and grandmother have combined to provide her with a compassionate and pragmatic approach.