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Collaborative Forces for Mental Health in Moray

The Power of Partnership : Green Ribbons Counselling Partners in Moray

Introduction: Counselling in Moray

Green Ribbons is committed to promoting well-being, resilience, and personal growth. We pride ourselves on our unwavering dedication to fostering positive mental health in our communities, and we are proud to announce our recent partnership with selected Counsellors in Moray. This collaboration aims to offer comprehensive counselling services to individuals in need, ensuring that the highest quality care is accessible to everyone seeking support in their journey towards emotional health and balance. Embrace the opportunity to enhance your emotional well-being with Green Ribbons and our trusted partners in Moray.

Together with our Moray-based colleagues, Green Ribbons is now promoting a range of counselling services, encompassing various therapeutic approaches tailored to suit individual needs. Our partners are highly qualified and empathetic counsellors, dedicated to providing an open, non-judgmental, and safe environment for clients. Whether you are facing stress, anxiety, depression, grief, or any other mental health challenge, their approach ensures that you will receive the support and guidance needed to navigate through these challenging times and emerge stronger and more resilient.

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Here at Green Ribbons, we value authenticity and transparency. Please be aware that we do not have any direct business links to the Counsellors featured on this page. Our aim is to provide you with genuine recommendations and resources, fueled by our passion for mental health and well-being, rather than commercial interests.

What is: Counselling?

Counselling is a professional therapeutic process that aims to help you cope with and overcome emotional, psychological, or behavioural challenges you may be experiencing. It provides a safe and confidential environment where you can openly express your feelings, thoughts, and concerns with a trained and empathetic mental health professional.

The counselling process typically involves several key components: building trust, active listening, empathetic understanding, and gentle guidance. Trust is essential, as it allows you to feel comfortable disclosing personal information and discussing sensitive topics. Active listening ensures that the counsellor is fully engaged in the conversation, focusing on understanding your perspective and validating your emotions. Empathetic understanding involves the counsellor putting themselves in your shoes, acknowledging your struggles and feelings without judgment. Finally, gentle guidance is provided to help you develop coping strategies, problem-solving skills, and self-awareness to address your issues more effectively.

Counselling can address a wide array of mental health challenges and life situations, such as anxiety disorders, depression, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, trauma, self-esteem issues, and adjusting to major life changes. There are various therapeutic approaches that a counsellor may use, including but not limited to cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, humanistic therapy, and solution-focused therapy. The choice of approach depends on your specific needs, preferences, and the counsellor’s areas of expertise.

The ultimate goal of counselling is to empower you to understand and manage your emotions, thoughts, and behaviours, thereby enhancing your overall well-being and emotional resilience. It is important to remember that the counselling process is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and progress may vary from person to person, depending on factors such as the nature of their concerns, their commitment to change, and the rapport between the client and the counsellor.

Our Counselling Partners in Moray

Gillian Collie Counselling

A qualified Person-Centred Counsellor, member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, The National Counselling Society and subscriber to their ethical framework for professional practice.

What does my counselling look like?

It looks like you and me sitting down together in a private, confidential space and talking. You decide what we talk about. I’ll listen with an open mind and I will strive to see the world through your eyes. I will walk alongside you. I will bear witness to whatever you have to say, and I will accompany you wherever you want to go in our conversation.

If it’s frightening or difficult, I won’t rush you; we’ll talk at your pace and look at things in your own time. I will not judge you, regardless of what you bring. You may want to tell me what happened to you; you may not. It is all ok. I will treat you with respect, humanity, and compassion. I will accept all of you, unconditionally and with no exceptions.

Some people enter therapy knowing what they need to work through, others don’t. You may just have a feeling that something is not quite right. Regardless of what brings you to therapy I will meet you with warmth, empathy, understanding, and genuine interest.

About Gillian

BACP Member: 00993999   NCS Member: NCS23-01348


  • Diploma of Higher Education in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Counselling Skills Approach
  • Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Studies


  • Counselling Placements at Aberlour Youthpoint & Revolution for Good
  • Family Worker – supporting vulnerable parents and young children
  • Progression Coach – empowering families in Moray


I offer a free 15-minute initial telephone call for you to get to know me, ask any questions and to help us decide whether I am the right therapist for you.

If you would like to book a session or make an enquiry you can contact me on the details below.


The Elgin Counselling Centre
19A Blackfriars Road
Elgin IV30 1TY


Telephone: 07538 413 986
Email: [email protected]

Moira Middleton Counselling

I am a qualified Person-Centred therapist working in both private practice and the voluntary sector. I work from premises within Elgin and also offer telephone and video counselling. I am a member of COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland) and adhere to their guidelines and Codes of Ethics.

What does my counselling look like?

As a counsellor, I offer a confidential space for you to talk through any issues. Using a non-judgemental approach, I will value you as a person by working in an open and genuine way to understand your experiences from your perspective. I aim to help you to become more self-aware and achieve greater confidence and independence.

The sessions are led by you and will last up to 1 hour at a mutually agreed day and time. The number and frequency of the counselling sessions will be discussed and agreed by us together. These will be reviewed regularly to discuss how counselling is going for you.

The sessions are for you only and no other person is permitted in the room while therapy is taking place.

About Moira

When I am not working, I love being outdoors. I am a keen gardener and enjoy growing my own vegetables and using them to cook with. If I am not gardening, I can usually be found out cycling, going for a run or “dooking” somewhere in Moray(mainly Lossie). I am at my happiest when I am enjoying the beautiful sights of Moray.


  • Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy


If you would like to book a session or make an enquiry you can contact me on the details below.


The South Church Clinic
Moray Street
Elgin IV30 1JH


Telephone: 07765 616594
Email: [email protected]

07726 780800


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