My Services

Stephen Rae is professionally qualified and a registered member of COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland).

Rest, Recuperate & Recover

That feeling of unease can be mild, moderate or severe and can be felt by anyone at anytime. Talking can help and so too can identifying relaxation techniques; to regain the balance, composure and control in your life.

Become Happier, Healthier & More Productive

Stress management helps you break the hold stress has on your life, so you can be happier, healthier, and more productive. The ultimate goal is a balanced life, with time for work, relationships, relaxation, and fun—and the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet challenges head on.

Therapy Can Help You Work Through The Root Of Your Depression

Therapy can also help you work through the root of your depression, helping you understand why you feel a certain way, what your triggers are for depression, and what you can do to stay healthy.

Therapy Allows You To Explore Your Feelings And Emotions Openly

The role of a couples counsellor is to facilitate change and bring about a resolution by helping you both communicate more effectively and reach your own conclusions under professional guidance.

Listening To Peers Going Through The Same Struggles Can Validate Your Experiences And Help Build Self-Esteem

Often group members are at different points in their depression, so you might get tips from both someone in the trenches and someone who has worked through a challenging problem. As well as offering inspiration and ideas, attending group therapy can also help increase your social activities and network.

Organisational Learning Through One-To-One Conversations That Facilitates Development

Executive coaching can be used in a variety of ways, for example, getting past an impasse, removing a stumbling block or drawing out and building on strengths.

Benefits of Therapy

Therapy can help individuals overcome pain from their pasts and develop coping strategies for the future. It can also help a person define their goals, clarifying who they are and what they want out of life.

  • Therapists can teach communication skills to convey emotions
  • Therapy can help individuals overcome pain from their pasts and develop coping strategies for the future
  • It can also help a person define their goals, clarifying who they are and what they want out of life
  • Therapy gives your mind and body a chance to recuperate, repair and heal itself
  • Therapists help depressed individuals build new ways of thinking and reacting.

At first I was pretty weary about starting counselling as I never fully understood what it could help me with. Now I would say that it is the best thing that I have done and I would put that all down to Stephen, as from the very first moment I met him I have never felt so welcome and safe by someone. I have been doing weekly sessions for the last 4 months. The progress I have seen within myself from the first session amazes me. The methods used within the sessions are always tailored to meet my needs within that specific moment in time which added to how safe I felt within every single session. I could not recommend a person more than I would Stephen, he has helped me get into the best place I have been for as long as I can remember and will be forever grateful for that.


Having tried a number of therapies through the NHS for my mental health, and having little success due to the lack of trust and group work I looked into counselling as my issues were not getting any better. I contacted Stephen and arranged my first appointment. I was not sure what to expect. Now almost 3 months of attending 1:1 weekly sessions I am starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel. Stephen is very good at listening and creates a relaxing and safe environment which has allowed me to talk freely about things I would never talk about previously. He offers very good advice and questions the way I think as to whether I have evidence to think the way I do. He has also used Schema Therapy during the sessions too. I totally trust him and would highly recommend him to anyone thinking about counselling. Do not be afraid to contact him as he will make you feel at ease to discuss the issues you are having.


I have been visiting Stephen for around six months now on a monthly basis. I sought help so I could understand certain situations that were challenging me mentally and becoming an obstacle in my day-to-day life. Having someone to listen to me and give me advice without judgement has helped me immensely move forward. Stephen has given me the tools I have needed to overcome some inner turmoil and helped me find myself amongst the noise. The positive impact of this support is immeasurable.


How Effective Is My Therapy?

Stephen has been working and supporting others, in a variety of roles, for over 20 years, to address their concerns, issues and fears.
Emotional Relief
Support & Care

68% Improvement in

86% Recovery after
15 Sessions

100% Support &