First Psychology Assistance

Our team of professionals includes psychologists, CBT therapists, counsellors and psychological coaches who are all highly trained and have many years’ experience working with clients in a range of settings.

Our clinical director


Professor Ewan Gillon

Consultant Counselling and Health Psychologist and Clinical Director of First Psychology Scotland

Professor Ewan Gillon is a highly experienced and qualified chartered psychologist who has worked in a number of different organisational settings and with first hand business experience. Ewan is trained in a number of therapeutic approaches including cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), counselling, psychotherapy, eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), and interpersonal therapy. In addition he has certificates in psychological coaching, and personal and career development and is a BPS approved occupational tester (levels A and B).

Ewan has worked with clients at all levels - from chief executives to employees - and from a wide range of professional backgrounds including: health, legal, financial, industrial and manufacturing. He is registered with all major health insurance providers. Ewan is also an experienced trainer and he taught, supervised and directed on a doctoral programme in counselling psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University for several years. He is now an Emeritus Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University. 

Our services manager


Lara Lyttle

Services Manager

Lara Lyttle is responsible for the day to day management of enquiries and referrals within First Psychology Assistance. She has a BA (Hons) in Psychology and has also completed a year long foundation training in counselling and psychotherapy. She has a particular interest in the area of psychological wellbeing which has developed over a number of years. Lara also has a sound understanding of the needs of businesses and professional clients having qualified and been employed in the field of architecture for six years.

Lara began working full time at First Psychology in 2013, and is known by clients and colleagues as a highly organised and knowledgable individual who is keen to assist organisations and businesses looking to enhance employee wellbeing and performance.

A selection of our psychologists


Dr Jaclyne Di Croce

Counselling Psychologist and Psychological Coach
Dr Jaclyne Di Croce (Glasgow and Edinburgh) is an experienced counselling psychologist and psychological coach. She offers a range of services including counselling, coaching and CBT as well as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Emotion Focused Therapy and Schema Therapy.


Flora Maclay

Consultant Chartered Counselling Psychologist

Flora Maclay (Edinburgh) is a chartered counselling psychologist who is trained and experienced in a number of therapeutic approaches including CBT, brief psychodynamic therapy and person-centred counselling.

Flora is registered with all major health insurance providers.


Tasim Martin-Berg

Consultant Counselling Psychologist
Tasim Martin (Edinburgh) is a consultant counselling psychologist with over 14 years' clinical experience in a range of settings. Tasim offers CBT, counselling, mindfulness and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT). She is registered with all major health insurance providers.


Dr Lindsay McKean

Senior Clinical Psychologist
Dr Lindsay McKean (Glasgow) is an experienced clinical psychologist with an MSc in occupational psychology. She offers a range of services including career or personal development coaching, CBT, mindfulness, EMDR for trauma, and counselling.


Dr Frank Tait

Counselling Psychologist
Frank Tait (Borders, Edinburgh, and Glasgow) is an experienced counselling psychologist who works using a number of approaches including: CBT, person-centred therapy or counselling, integrative psychotherapy, narrative therapy, and mindfulness-based therapy.

A selection of our counsellors/psychological therapists


Maisie Hennessey

Senior Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Maisie Hennessey (Borders, Edinburgh and Glasgow) is an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist with extensive experience working in a range of settings including occupational health and vocational rehabilitation.


Paul Kirsten

Senior Psychological Therapist
Paul Kirsten (Dundee) is a senior psychological therapist. He offers therapy to individuals and groups as well as coaching and lead management to businesses.


Roger Kostick

Psychological Therapist and Senior Couples Therapist
Roger Kostick (Aberdeen) is a psychological therapist and senior couples therapist who has experience working in a variety of settings including employee assistance programmes and higher education.


R Victor Morton

Senior CBT Psychotherapist
R Victor Morton (Aberdeen) is a senior psychotherapist with over 30 years' experience delivering evidence based psychological interventions. He offers a number of services including: CBT, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), psychotherapy, counselling, relationship counselling and family therapy.


Tom Seath

Senior CBT Practitioner
Tom Seath (Edinburgh) is an experienced cognitive-behaviour therapist who is able to work using a number of therapeutic approaches including CBT and mindfulness. Tom also offers clinical supervision as well as training in CBT. He is able to facilitate groups for training and therapeutic purposes.