Eileen Docherty Counselling and Psychotherapy


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Eileen Docherty Counselling and Psychotherapy


My name is Eileen Docherty. I offer individual and couples counselling and psychotherapy.

I have six years training as a counsellor and psychotherapist and have a wide range of experience in working with a variety of issues including: gay affirmation therapy, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, family issues, addictions, grief, personality problems, identity issues & psychological sports issues.

I have particular expertise & specialist training in working with gay affirmation therapy.

Before retraining as a counsellor & psychotherapist I worked for over twenty years in the leisure industry, under various hats including: life guard, gym instructor, NPLQ trainer assessor, SVQ assessor & various supervisory & management roles. This in part led me to engage in my own therapy & having experienced its benefits, led me to retrain as a counsellor / psychotherapist.

I hold a COSCA Validated Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling (2011) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling Awarded by Queen Margaret University (2015).

I am a member of the following organisations:

I receive regular supervision, am committed to my continuous personal & professional development and am in regular therapy. Furthermore, I have personal indemnity insurance.

What issues can counselling help with?

I provide counselling & psychotherapy to individuals & couples. I deal with a full range of emotional, relational, sexual & psychological problems.

I am experienced & skilled in working with adults & young people presenting with a variety of issues including:


Family issues/conflicts

Gay affirmation

Religious/spiritual issues




Compulsive behaviours ranging from eating disorders to trichotillomania

Early childhood trauma

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/Complex PTSD

Self Harm

Relationship issues

Suicidal thoughts

Transgender/transsexual enlightenment/affirmation


Low self esteem/confidence

It Doesn't Have To Be Like This

Slowly I strive, slowly I thrive,

Slowly I'm walking, not wanting to die.

Are you concerned? Do you know what I'm going through?

A collection of images is what I shall give you.

We are all a potential. Live & let live I say.

But would I still say this if in thoughts I did pay?

I collect my illusions which lie heavy like intrusions,

On a mind so naive filled with fear & confusion.

Thoughts hiding heavy on a guilt ridden child.

Left to discover alls not easy in this world.

Buy me Father, don't you bother

To consult with loving Mother.

Feeling like a legless spider,

Childless mother undercover.

A tickless clock, a silent walk.

Would all be well if I could talk.

Lying deep, subconscious thoughts came out twice

Only to be locked up alone like me,

In my mental vault. Fighting for survival

In a world of black assault.

Craving for love, less anxious for life

As it is who can blame me? Cliched toil & strife.

Forgive me. I'll leave you, but remember this well.

How happy are those who will kiss but not tell???

E. Doc




My location

I see clients face-to-face near Livingston in West Lothian, within easy reach of Glasgow, Edinburgh and the surrounding areas. I also provide online sessions to people throughout the UK.


I offer a 10% discount when purchasing a block of ten individual sessions or six couples sessions

Standard Rates

  • Individual counselling sessions £55
  • Couples counselling sessions £75

Concessionary Rates*

  • Individual counselling sessions £45
  • Couples counselling sessions £60

Cancellation policy

I require 48 hours notice of cancellation, out with the full fee will be payable

* I have a limited number of concessionary spaces which are available to students, the unemployed & those on a low income. Please enquire.

All payable by bank transfer.

Get in touch

I believe that we all have the capacity to completely turn our lives around, from anywhere.

Please feel free to send me a message or contact me on 07927 158528 should you need more information, or if you'd like to hear more about how I work.

All enquiries are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential.

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