Hilary McNally

Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Who do I work with?
Adults, Parents, Carers and Young People 16+

How do I work?
Online, Telephone and IM (Signal)

Where am I based?
Dundee, Scotland

Hilary McNally

About me

I am a qualified counsellor and supervisor experienced in working with neurodivergent adolescents and adults as well as with parents and carers.

I currently work as a University counsellor in Scotland. I also work for an autism charity to help high school pupils explore what their autism diagnosis means to them and with parents, carers and professionals to raise awareness and understanding of autism.

I have also worked as a mentor with the Neuro Diverse Self Advocacy project where I supported neurodivergent people to access and stay in work and education.

I am also autistic myself and while I acknowledge that my experience is, only my experience it does give me an insight into the challenges of navigating a neurotypical landscape.

Ways of Working

I work pluralistically which means I recognise that different things work for different people at different times in their lives and my aim is to work collaboratively with you to find what works best for you.

I am happy to adapt the counselling space to meet your needs and ensure it is a safe and supportive environment. I offer free 20-minute introductory sessions to introduce myself and answer any questions you may have. These can be via Zoom or phone or IM. If you would like to find out more about what I can offer please get in touch.

The Types of Issues I Support Neurodivergent Clients With

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Bullying
  • Overwhelm
  • Emotional regulation
  • Procrastination
  • Communication skills
  • Interoception
  • Time management
  • Executive function
  • Identity
  • Self-esteem

Qualifications

MSc in Counselling (Abertay University)

Diploma in Online and Telephone Counselling (OCST)

Certificate in Online Supervision (Counselling Tutor)

I am an accredited member of the BACP and a member of COSCA and ACTO.

Additional CPD Specific to Neurodiversity

  • Attendance of Aspire Consultancy’s Monthly CPD Group focusing on Neurodiversity.
  • Autistic experiences of menopause webinar – SWAN
  • Interoception workshop – Perth Autism Support
  • Neuroscience of ADHD webinar – Seed talks
  • SVQ Level 2 in Understanding Autism

Get in touch with me