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Meet Our AMAZING Team

Child friendly and warm practitioners who are looking forwards to meeting with you and supporting you to achieve your goals. 


Katrina Tickle

Collywobbles Founder

Psychological Therapist

Katrina is a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT), Mindfulness practitioner and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapist (EMDR). Katrina has 15 years of experience in working in mental health with adults, children, teenagers and families in both the NHS and the private sector.  Katrina has a Masters in Applied Psychology with children and young people. A post graduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). She is also fully trained in EMDR and is an EMDR Europe accredited Child and Adolescent Practitioner. Katrina Has a special interest in Trauma and Anxiety disorders and throughout her career has enjoyed working alongside families to support healing. Katrina is a strong advocate for early intervention and prevention and believes that it is important that problems are addressed early on in the lifecycle of a problem. 

Outside of work Katrina has a busy family life with 3 children in a blended family. She enjoys singing and sings with a choir in her spare time. As well as taking out her co-worker Arlo the therapy dog for long walks.

  • I have 3 children in a blended family. 

  • I am originally from Manchester.

Fun Facts:

  • I am not ticklish (despite the name).

  • Sings in a Choir.


Sheona Ross

Collywobbles Team

Play Psychotherapist

Sheona is a BAPT accredited Play Therapist who achieved her Masters in Play Therapy (with Distinction) from the University of Roehampton. Sheona has a BA in Arts and Social Sciences (Psychology and Sociology), and subsequently worked for many years with children and young people in different settings. The children Sheona has worked with have had varying social, emotional, and behavioural issues. Many of whom had been affected by varying degrees of trauma or mental health issues. Realising the importance of positive relationships and early support for these young people, Sheona first got a certificate in counselling. Sheona realised that some young children (and teenagers) can find it difficult to express themselves verbally. Recognising the impact trauma, attachment, social and/or mental health issues can have on young people, combined with the therapeutic power of play, led her to embark on her two-year Masters in Play Therapy. Play Therapy can be effective for a wide range of issues, but Sheona truly keeps the individual child at the centre of the work and works in a humanistic, child-led way. Sheona is passionate about the benefits arts and play therapy can have and looks forward to providing this service in the Highlands.

  • Has done a skydive and 2 bungee jumps.

  • Has hiked an active volcano and watched lava erupting.

Fun Facts:

  • Born in Thurso but spent childhood in Aberdeen and Glasgow.

  • Lived and worked in South Korea for 4.5 years.


MairiAnna Birse

Collywobbles Team



MairiAnna has been a qualified Social Worker in the Highland area for over 35 years. In that time she has specialised in Children and Families, safeguarding some of our most vulnerable children, and is specialised with Fostering and Adoption Services. MairiAnna has achieved both a Diploma in Therapeutic Life Story Work and a Diploma in Therapeutic Parenting. Her passion for helping children and their families survive trauma led to her undergoing this training privately. This is a recognised and accredited therapy created by the successful Richard Rose. This model has been  recognised throughout the world and due to its success has been adopted by various countries. MairiAnna now delivers presentations for these Diplomas to others in Scotland and was the first practitioner of this model within the whole of Scotland. This model has been recognised by the Highland Council and MairiAnna uses her skills both professionally and privately. In addition to this, MairiAnna has an extensive knowledge and experience of working with persons suffering from Alcohol, Food and Drug addiction. She has worked alongside recovering addicts both in private spaces and within the Prison service. She has a clear understanding of the impact of addiction and in particular the long standing effects this can have not only on the children but also on the family and whole system.

  • Has 2 black labs.

  • Has a son who is a police detective.

Fun Facts:

  • Sings in a choir

  • Practices Kung Fu


Rhona MacAskill

Collywobbles Team

CBT Therapist

Rhona is about to complete her Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Group work. She graduates in June and then plans to continue her journey towards BABCP accreditation. This training has developed Rhona’s passion for therapy and furthered her interest in problems such as anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression. Before this training, and a long time ago, Rhona studied Geography at University and went on to work in both the Secondary and Prison Education systems as a teacher. Rhona enjoys working with people of all ages and from all walks of life, particularly helping them to realise their potential. Rhona has always had a passion for supporting others and felt she had the most impact with this when volunteering for Samaritans. This furthered her awareness of the struggles faced by many people and developed her determination to offer something more to those in need. CBT has been a great way to do this and, by tailoring sessions to suit each client and their needs, Rhona enjoys working with a diverse range of people. Outside of work, Rhona loves spending time with her two young children and husband. She loves being outdoors, exercising and eating tasty food!

  • Has 2 children.

  • Loves the outdoors!

Fun Facts:

  • Studied Geography

  • Formerly worked as a teacher



Therapy Dog In-Training

Fun Facts:

  • Training with PAWS therapy dog.

  • Loves getting muddy.

  • Loves playing catch and could do it FOREVER!

  • Hates being brushed.

  • Hates bananas.

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