Counselling and psychotherapy

Counselling and psychotherapy can help to support you to come to terms with many difficulties in life. We offer a range of options at The Carrick Clinic to help you move forward in your life. Sessions are run by Christine Walker, Chartered Psychologist, who has over 30 years experience in NHS and local council settings. She specialises in the following techniques:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

A well recognised form of psychotherapy that emphasizes the importance of challenging and breaking negative cycles of thoughts, feelings and behaviours and finding new ways to deal with a range of problems, including depression and anxiety.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

A specialised psychotherapeutic approach which uses a set of standardised protocols that incorporate elements from different treatment approaches which have proven extremely effective for helping to target and process upsetting events and memories. EMDR was originally developed to treat trauma, but is now also used for a variety of psychological problems.

Solution Focussed Brief Therapy

This innovative approach was developed to access and harness an individual’s positive experiences and resources to facilitate changes in negative perceptions and behaviours which permit growth in self-confidence, goal setting and problem solving.

Complicated Grief Therapy (CGT)

This is a specialised evidenced based treatment for persistent, prolonged or complex bereavement. It follows a carefully structured treatment programme which has been researched and developed over many years, incorporating key elements from different therapeutic techniques. CGT has achieved international recognition as the current most successful treatment for this very distressing problem, which can otherwise leave an individual suffering and isolated.

+++ We are sorry that Christine is currently unable to take on any more patients. Please do get in touch to see if there are other ways we can help, to go onto a waiting list or, if bereavement is a concern we may be able to offer sessions via Cruse Scotland (see below)+++

Cruse Scotland

We are proud to be the Ayrshire base for Cruse Scotland – the charity that provides bereavement counselling in Scotland. If you have been bereaved for six months or more and are struggling to come to terms with it, please contact Cruse directly to access their services. You can request sessions at The Carrick Clinic and once your needs have been assessed they will organise an appointment for you. We are sorry that we are unable to book you into a Cruse appointment – this must be done through them. You can email them at or call their helpline on 0845 600 2227 (calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge). Further details are available at


Counselling Prices

Treatment Time Price
Counselling Private sessions 1 hour £60.00
Cruse bereavement counselling Various by anonymous, voluntary donation