In 2019 a group of experienced counsellors came together to establish Hope Counselling Dundee. This is a new independent charity working to help people who are experiencing mental health difficulties or emotional distress. Our ethos is Christian, but we welcome people of all faiths and none.
Our director Dr Tricia Kiehlmann trained as a medical doctor in Dundee, then moved away and worked as a GP for 20 years before retraining as a counsellor. In 2012 Tricia led a team setting up Hope Counselling in Aberdeen, a similar charity providing high quality affordable counselling, demonstrating good outcomes, and receiving very positive feedback from its clients. In 2017 she had the pleasure of moving back to Dundee, and is delighted to coordinate the team here.
Counsellors, pictured left to right :
Tricia Kiehlmann, MBChB, Diploma Counselling, MBACP (Accred), Children Matter certificate.
Heidi Fettes, MA Hons Psychology, Diploma Counselling, PMCOSCA. Children Matter certificate.
Jessie Baxter, BA Counselling, M Ed, MBACP.
Pam Lowe, B Ed Hons, Diploma Counselling, COSCA. Young Peoples counselling certificate.
John Lowe, BA Hons Geography, Diploma Counselling, CMCOSCA.
All our counsellors are trained to Diploma level or above and receive ongoing supervision according to the guidelines of their accrediting counselling bodies; BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) or COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland).
Currently the counsellors all work as volunteers, but we are seeking funding to pay for extra hours and extend the service to more locations.
Ken Buist, (Chairman), Leadership Coach
John Lowe, (Treasurer), Administrator/Counsellor
Tricia Kiehlmann, (Secretary), Counsellor
Susie Buist, Housing Officer/Carer
Peter Kiehlmann, GP/Clinical Tutor
Sarah Baker, Early years Educator