A little about us

Good therapy is about teamwork, and about trust.                                                                                                                                             We will ask you lots of questions to learn about the problem and what matters to you                                                                             – so it seems fair to tell you a little bit about us!

“Having worked together for over a decade, it was an easy decision to set up our own private practice – it’s a privilege to be invited to work with individuals on their treatment goals, and it’s a joy to share this responsibility with a trusted friend”

Jacquie Beaton (HND, PGCert) has worked in mental health services for many years and over this time, working primarily for the NHS, she has accrued a wealth of expertise across a vast range of mental health problems.

Initially trained in Mental Health Nursing, she added to her portfolio of skills by training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with University of the West of Scotland.

Jacquie marries her skills in working therapeutically with an ability to deliver specific CBT interventions in a manner that is accessible and meaningful to her clients.  Jacquie is described as open, approachable, and highly skilled in helping individuals.

Fiona Blunsden (PGDip, PGCert, PGDip) has many years of experience under her belt, a background in learning, education and guidance prior to her current clinical work, and training in art therapy and traditional CBT with Queen Margaret University.

With this combination of training and experience, she works within a collaborative therapeutic model helping individuals to resolve problems that are determined by them, in ways that are meaningful to them.

Her personal passion is for modern CBT therapies that promote an interaction between left and right hemispheres of the brain, and that promote self-compassion and self-care.

As Senior Psychotherapists at Oban CBT Clinic, it is important to us that we deliver effective and accountable care. We are proud to be Accredited Members of The British Association for Behavioural     and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and thereby adhere to their standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics. Details of these can be found on the BABCP website here