Margherita Saccá-Briody

Student Counsellor

01786 466022

Margherita Briody - Student Support Services

Contact details

  • Email
  • Telephone 01786 466022
  • Address Student Services Hub University of Stirling Queens Court Entrance Cottrell Building FK9 4LA


I trained and qualified in Italy as a Psychologist, and moved to Scotland in 2007. I have experience in Talking Therapy and academic teaching and research in Psychology in both countries. I work with adults, young people and their families. As well as being self-employed, I work for the University of Stirling as Student Counsellor and Mental Health Mentor, and for a non-for-profit organisation – Wellbeing Scotland. Through this organisation I collaborate with the National Health Service, Clackmannanshire Council, High Schools and Primary Schools.

I use an integrative approach. This means that I use skills and knowledge in my trainings, continuous professional development, reading, supervision, and own experience as a client, to tailor and adapt my intervention to different demands.

My first training was Systemic-Relational. In Italy I specialised also in Group Dynamics, and in Scotland I specialised in Neuropsychology through postgraduate research and studies, both at the University of Stirling and at the University of Edinburgh. I regularly undertake continuous professional development, enriching my skills and knowledge of various approaches and therapeutic tools (for example Psychodrama; Mindfulness and Stress Control; Person-Centred; CBT; etc.).

I am registered with the Italian National Professional Body and with the Tuscan Professional Body of Psychologist, and I am a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society. I'm in the process of being registered with the British HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council).