59 Bath Street
0141 638 3397 / 07792 417 430
I am a Health & Care Professions Council Registered clinical psychologist who is said to have a warm, understanding and caring manner and have been working within this profession since I qualified in 1985.
I retired from the NHS adult mental health field in 2014, after nearly 30 years of helping people with a very wide range of problems and conditions, and also have many years of experience in private practice.
Listening carefully and with empathy, and through additional means, I offer you opportunity to unburden yourself and to describe, identify, explore, practise, reflect on, understand and process matters better. For example, perhaps you want to address some kind of childhood trauma and/or the effects of experiencing a degree of emotional neglect during your formative years. You may want to improve your relationship with yourself or with other people or with a particular person. You may be finding it hard to cope with stress at work, within the family or in connection with another aspect of life or be struggling to deal with identity issues. Perhaps you often feel unhappy, discontent, worried, irritable, anxious or low or are seeking help because you find it difficult to shake off recurring or persistent feelings of undeserved guilt or shame. It may be that you want space to think and talk about psychological needs, possible meanings and connections, recurring patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving, coping methods or how to make it more likely that you will succeed at making lasting, desirable changes in your life. If your problem area is neither described here nor touched upon in the list below, please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss if I may still be of help to you.
Following the initial assessment period (lasting up to 3 sessions), I will share with you my impressions and let you know if I think that my service is suitable for you. If not, I will try to suggest an alternative source of help.
In therapy, I draw on a broad pool of knowledge, skills, theoretical frameworks and recognised approaches.
Please note that confidentiality is respected as far as possible but that it may need to be breached (preferably with your consent) if I become substantially concerned about harm (or the possibility of harm) to you, to someone else or to other people. For this reason, I ask, for example, for clients' registered GP details.
If you would like to proceed to book an appointment, whether face-to-face or by telephone, I will understand that you are giving your informed consent to all of the aforementioned and to the information provided in the Fees section.
I am also offering supervision to other clinicians and consultancy to organisations.
Training, qualifications & experience
I graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1979 with the degree of M.A. Honours in Psychology.
Following a spell of employment by Glasgow University as an assistant research psychologist on a joint Psychology/Medicine project, I began postgraduate study and clinical training in 1982 under the auspices of The British Psychological Society. I was awarded the Society's Diploma (recognised equivalent to the Doctorate degree) in Clinical Psychology in 1985.
I commenced employment as a clinical psychologist within NHS adult mental health services after qualifying in 1985 and worked within a CMHT, seeing people with more complex and severe difficulties, from 1994 until I retired in 2014. In addition, I have been running my own independent sector practice for many years. My experience includes not only clinical work with individuals and couples but also of providing supervision and of contributing to psychological knowledge through teaching and by writing material for professional publications.
I have statutory registration with the HCPC and am an Associate Fellow, with Chartered Psychologist status, of the British Psychological Society. I am a member of the Society's Division of Clinical Psychology.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Gender dysphoria
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a special interest at present in psychological resilience
£80 per hour
Please note that except in particular circumstances, the full fee is payable with respect to each missed appointment or late cancellation (less than 48 hours before the appointment was due to begin).
The full fee is payable in advance or at the beginning of each appointment - by cash, cheque or bank transfer - or within 5 business days of the due date shown on the invoice if one is sent to you.
The main clinic location is near Glasgow Central railway station (Hope Street exit).
An alternative location in a Glasgow suburb may be offered as well which is also close to a railway station.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Various, by appointment. Please note that appointments outside normal working hours in a different location are also available on request, except on Fridays and Saturdays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer supervision relating to the use of integrative therapeutic approaches, either 1-1 or within a peer supervision context. .View supervision profile