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Our Team

At the Institute of Counselling, we pride ourselves on our fantastic team.


Neil Morrison

Neil Morrison

Principal and Chief Executive

For nearly twenty eight years we have provided counselling courses for the caring professions, voluntary sectors, and individual students, both in the UK, and overseas. From basic Certificate courses, right through to advanced two year Diploma courses, students have turned to the Institute over the years for additional professional qualifications and to develop their own personal skills.
Fin Collins

Fin Collins

External Examiner - Glasgow Caledonian University

I have spent my career working in the field of psychological therapy from both a clinical and academic setting. I initially trained as a registered mental health nurse and over the years built on this foundation by undertaking further studies including a MPhil (Psychology) at Glasgow University. I lectured at the University West of Scotland where I developed and delivered the CBT modules to degree level .This has allowed me to work with people experiencing symptoms of psychological distress.

I am a clinical specialist in treating psychological trauma, being one of the few accredited EMDR therapists in Scotland and currently practice within an organization supporting people affected by murder and suicide. I also utilize a range of therapeutic techniques to tailor therapy to the needs of the individual. I have successfully used this approach to treat anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, depression and eating disorders.

I am the External Examiner for the BA (Hons) Degree in CBT at the Glasgow Caledonian University – a partnership degree with the University and the Institute of Counselling.

I can be contacted via e-mail at findleycollins@btinternet.com to discuss any issues you might like addressed.

Board of Studies

Professor John Rae chairs the Board of Studies. The Board's purpose is to oversee and ensure the high academic standing of the Institute by advising on educational standards and policies, and also on matters of accreditation.

The Board is comprised of senior personnel from education, the caring professions, and pastoral ministries.


Course Tutors

The qualifications of the academic staff reflect the high level of the Institute's courses. Our tutors are qualified at least to Degree level or equivalent with postgraduate qualifications in their profession. The input from course tutors enables our courses to become more personal and helpful to you as you study. Your tutor will assess your assignments, offering constructive feedback and guidance.


External Examiner

Gillian L Walton RGN, DIP Palliative Care, BSc (Hons), MSc, PG DIP Education is the Director of Programmes of the Department of Public Health and Wellbeing at Northumbria University, Newcastle.


Internal Examiner

Dr Stan Gilmore is formally an Open University tutor of some twenty years' standing. He has also tutored in a senior capacity at the University of Stirling.


Your Studies Advisors

Our Student Advisors are here to help you get the most out of your time with us.

Most of our Team have been with the Institute for over 20 years and are able to use this experience and expertise to advise and guide you on our wide range of counselling, CBT and other helping intervention courses. Alan or Kenny are our Student Advisors. Please feel free to call for their advice on 0141 204 2230 should you have any course queries.