Anxiety is a natural response to stress and can manifest as excessive worry, fear, and apprehension about future events. While anxiety can be a normal and adaptive response, it can become debilitating when it interferes with daily functioning. Counselling can help individuals with anxiety by providing a safe and supportive environment to explore the underlying causes and triggers of their anxiety.
Counselling & Psychotherapy
Welcome to my counselling space, where you’re not alone on your journey!
I’m Eugenie Young, a Counsellor, Psychotherapist, and Coach here to help you navigate life’s ups and downs.
With nearly 15 years of experience, I’ve guided individuals from all walks of life through various situations.
Whether it is relationship struggles, anxiety, grief, or a desire for self-improvement, I’m here to support you. No fancy words, just genuine care and support.
We can meet in person in Forres or Elgin or connect online – whatever suits you best.
Let’s work together to create positive change in your life. Reach out today, and let’s get started.
I started my professional journey as a therapist in the complementary medicine field almost 15 years ago. Using techniques like Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), guided meditation, and mindfulness, among others, I have helped clients with various physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual concerns.
My therapeutic approach is integrative, combining elements from several modalities to suit each client’s unique needs and preferences.
I may include elements of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, NLP techniques, and other interventions.
My approach is simple and seamless yet my clients find it engaging, inspiring, enlightening, and effective.
Areas of Expertise
I have supported clients with various issues, including those listed here.
This list is not exhaustive, and I encourage you to reach out to me to discuss your unique individual concerns and goals.
At the core of my work is humanistic ethos, founded on the understanding that every person can heal, grow and thrive in an environment of empathy, unconditional acceptance, and genuineness.
As your counsellor, I will give you my unwavering support, genuine attention, and utmost respect as you navigate your concerns, thoughts, emotions, and anything that matters to you.
Based on your feelings and insights, I will empower you to find the best path forward. I will work to equip you with the tools, strategies, and insights to help you overcome your difficulties, build resilience, and develop greater self-awareness and self-compassion.
I value your autonomy and will encourage your active participation in determining the topics you wish to discuss goals you aspire to achieve, and work at the pace that suits you.
We will work as equal partners, and your input and feedback will always be received with respect, curiosity, and understanding.
Please take a moment to read my clients’ thoughts about their journeys with me.
I hope their stories will give you a sense of how counselling can support you.
Depression is a mental health condition that affects mood, thoughts, and behaviour, causing persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest. It can result from various factors, including genetics, life events, and brain chemistry. Counseling or talk therapy is an effective treatment for depression, as a therapist can help individuals develop coping skills, challenge negative beliefs, and explore underlying issues that contribute to their depression.
Domestic abuse, or domestic violence, involves an intimate partner exerting power and control over the other, through physical, sexual, emotional, or financial means. Psychotherapy can assist individuals in processing their emotions, managing any related symptoms, enhancing self-awareness, building self-esteem and self-confidence, and regaining control over their lives.
Emotional trauma occurs when an individual experiences a life-threatening event beyond their coping capacity, including abuse, natural disasters, and war. Psychotherapy can help individuals address symptoms, explore emotions, and develop coping strategies to manage its impact on their lives.
Grief is a complex and natural response to loss, particularly the death of someone significant. It encompasses a range of emotions, including sadness, anger, guilt, confusion, and doubt. The grieving process can be challenging and overwhelming, but it is an essential part of healing and adjusting to life without the person who has passed away. Psychotherapy can be a helpful tool in navigating grief, providing support, guidance, and coping strategies to help individuals work through their emotions and come to terms with their loss.
Relationship issues include problems that arise in close relationships like romantic partnerships, family, or friendships. These can include communication breakdowns, trust issues, differences in values, power struggles, financial conflicts, and more. Working on these problems through therapy can help improve communication, increase emotional intimacy, and strengthen relationships, leading to better overall well-being.
Substance abuse means using drugs or alcohol in a harmful or excessive way, which can seriously damage a person’s physical and mental health, relationships, and work life. It can cause addiction, depression, and anxiety, as well as accidents and poor decision-making. Seeking help is crucial to prevent or overcome substance abuse and its long-term effects on well-being.