We are a new independent charity which started in 2019 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 worked as a GP for 20 years before retraining as a counsellor. She helped set up Hope Counselling in Aberdeen in 2012 providing high quality affordable counselling, receiving very positive feedback from clients and demonstrating good outcomes. In 2018 she had the pleasure of moving back to Dundee, and is delighted to lead 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, MBACP (Reg), Young Peoples counselling certificate, Couples 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