Staff Counselling Provision

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The University is now offering staff counselling in-house. This free, entirely confidential service enables staff to access up to 6 counselling sessions via Zoom.

To access this service, please get in touch directly with one of the counsellors listed below.

All referrals are treated in the strictest confidence and the University only collates statistical information on service usage.


Thursday and Friday


Emma Macrae


Hello my name is Emma Macrae and I am a qualified person  centred counsellor registered with BACP

During the lockdown period I will be offering counselling and support sessions through Zoom on Mondays between 1000 and 1700, later appointments available, please ask if required.

I believe that people need a safe and confidential space to open up their thoughts and feelings to be able to explore a path moving forward from these issues and difficulties they are experiencing.  I would hope to help and support you through this by offering a non-judgemental caring space for you.

I have worked in a few different settings which include counselling adults who have experienced trauma, in local councils with adults and also in schools with children, young people, their families and also the school staff.




Martin Innes 


Martin is a qualified counsellor working from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach. He can help you to explore unhelpful thoughts and behaviours that are difficult to live with.  He offers an empathetic space to bring what you feel is affecting you by discussing your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. so that you can develop together an alternative way of thinking and behaving. Working together in the session Martin will offer you skills and techniques to work with outside the counselling room.

Prior to becoming a counsellor, Martin was a youth worker at LGBT Youth Scotland for nine years. Part of his training as a counsellor included groupwork with NHS workers and LGBT+ students at the University of Strathclyde.  Martin works with people aged 16+.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is good for a range of issues. Martin has experience of working with people to overcome:

• Low self-esteem
• Low Mood
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Panic
• Issues connected to sexual orientation/gender identity (e.g. coming out)


Tuesday and Friday



Zenib Ali


Zenib is an experienced Counsellor working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures. Zenib’s experience and passion to help others makes her a person that can offer emotional support to people who experience difficulties in life.   Zenib has experience of working in several different settings including, GP & Third Sector services offering counselling to adults and young people and schools supporting young people and their families.  Zenib is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and works to their code of ethics.

Zenib has professional experience working with

  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Burnout & Stress
  • Self-Esteem & Confidence
  • Life changes and decision making
  • Domestic and Workplace Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Bereavement & Loss