Our Ethos


At Baldovie House we believe that every client has experienced something truly difficult and are seeking help In order to make sense of what they are experiencing, what they are feeling and how they are thinking. It is a privilege for us to be allowed to hear a client’s story and witness their truth and come to understand what life is like for them.

Most emotional pain comes from ruptures in relationships with other people, whether that is with parents or the family or between partners and spouses, children, between ourselves and our friends, work colleagues, lovers or anyone else who touches our lives. It is the rupture in those relationships and our desire to be in relationship with other people which tends to be at the heart of most emotional problems.

We believe in three fundamental principles:

That everybody is OK; that is to say that they are OK as human beings who perhaps have suffered greatly and are looking for help because of the very difficult feelings that they are experiencing

We also believe that everyone is capable of thinking and of making their own minds up about the problems that face them. Our role as therapists is not to tell you what to do but to help you to work out what it is that you want to do for yourself and to help you obtain the tools that you need in order to put your decision into practice

The third thing that we believe is that everybody has made decisions about world they live in the people that they know and about themselves and that they are able to change those decisions and I make new decisions about how they want to be in the world.

Our therapists have a wide variety of expert training and life experiences of their own all of which they bring to the therapy session to share with you and to help you develop the tools to explore what is happening for you in your life.

Our therapists are trained and qualified practitioners of TA Psychotherapy (Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy). If you want to know more about what that is or how it works please ask your therapist or link to UKATA which is the governing body for TA in the UK.