Hello, my name is Maggie Mercer DipHE. I am a Counsellor trained in the Person-Centred Approach. As well as completing a Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy I also have a BA Degree in Psychology with Health Psychology and I am a member of COSCA (Confederation of Scottish Counselling Agencies) and abide by their code of ethics. I also have considerable experience working in the care industry supporting vulnerable adults.

I have held counselling sessions at my room in the Seaboard Village of Shandwick near Tain, Ross-shire, by the sea. However, as the coronavirus social-distancing and self-isolation restrictions mean most counsellors and clients are currently unable to continue meeting face-to-face, I’m offering clients the option to have online counselling via Zoom™ video-conferencing software. This is an established, secure platform used by many online therapists. You can find out more about Zoom at zoom.us.

I can help you with: –

– Anxiety
– Stress
– Depression
– Bereavement 
– Low self-esteem 
– Exploring your feelings around personal relationships or navigating life changes

What is Person Centred Counselling?

This approach places you, the client, at the centre, enabling you to be autonomous in deciding for yourself what the best options are in moving forward with your issues. I do not offer advice – as you are the expert on yourself – but I can help you clarify difficult issues.  I will offer my presence, attention, care, support and commitment to you.

How long do I attend counselling?

Counselling sessions are approximately 60 mins. Clients often meet me on a weekly basis (for the therapeutic process, it can be better to keep the momentum going) however, this can be flexible. The number of sessions you may find beneficial is very individual, but after our initial session we can discuss the best way forward. You do not need to feel pressure to commit to any specific number of sessions, although I may suggest a plan which I feel may be more suitable for your progress.


Sessions cost £35 per 60 minutes. 

The fee is payable before the session starts and can be paid by bank transfer to the following account:

BACS payment details below:

  • Bank: Royal Bank of Scotland
  • A/C Name: Maggie Mercer
  • Sort Code: 832735
  • Account No: 00308036

Concessionary rates may be available for those on a low income.


I welcome enquires about any aspect of my work.

It may not always be possible for me to answer right away, so please leave a message or feel free to text / email and I’ll reply as soon as possible.

Telephone; 07943 449731

Email: Maggie@openmindshighland.co.uk