Our Volunteer Counsellors

OUR VOLUNTEER COUNSELLORS

Here you can learn a bit more about our wonderful volunteer counsellors who give their time and expertise to KASP without asking anything in return. Some of them have been giving their time for years just because of their selfless passion to make a difference in the lives of others. They all are incredibly competent and committed to providing quality counselling to KASP’s survivors. 

Sandy McFarland

I became interested in counselling after starting a 13 week course in Hull, I just enjoyed learning and the challenge the course presented regarding self. I moved to Scotland, attended Edinburgh University, then finished my Diploma several years later. I have counselled at Kasp for over ten years, and find counselling here really interesting, challenging and very rewarding.

Anne Brunet

I did my counselling training at Edinburgh University and in my second year of training I was very lucky to get a placement at KASP. As a trainee, working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse was, initially, hugely daunting. Equally, it was hugely rewarding and inspiring, and I very quickly realised that this was an area of work that I wanted to continue with. And so, after completion of my training, I remained working as a counsellor at KASP on a voluntary basis, and have done so for approximately 8 years. And the work that I continue to do remains just as rewarding and inspiring as it did when I started my placement at KASP. As do the people that I work with.

John Lang

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Hayley Dippie

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Jonathan Stockwell

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Adele Shepherd

Hi, I’m Adele, my counselling approach is pluralistic, I love working in this way as it allows me to be flexible with what my clients need as I draw from many different theories. I collaborate with my clients on therapeutic activities and I feel this positively affects the therapeutic outcome. In my spare time I love running and walking my dogs and spending time with my family.

Jason Connolly

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Tina MacDonald

I am a Pluralistic counsellor who works across all theories. I have been involved with Mindfulness for over 8 years and am a member of The Mindfulness Association of Scotland. I enjoy hill walking and running. Sharing laughter with friends over lunch is a favourite pastime.

Wongani Nyirenda

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