I am an experienced counsellor and I work with my clients in a person centred way, always working with what you choose to bring and working at your pace. I also work as a Supervisor, supervising other counsellors and their work.
For many years I worked as a nurse specialising in all aspects of fertility, including counselling before and after an abortion, I then went on to be a counsellor in an IVF unit. For many years I also worked in the charitable sector developing a huge range of experience in all areas of individual counselling. My next place of work was the Scottish Association of Mental Health. Here I worked with everything the General Practitioners referred to us. At the same time I spent many years working with drug and alcohol addiction and all the challenges that this can bring to family members.
I have an interest in working with people who have experienced abuse of any sort whether recent or in childhood, and helping them to claim their lives back as their own. Sometimes people just feel that they need a listening ear because circumstances in their lives have got out of hand, or work, the busy lives we all lead in today's society and the problems that this can bring, such as relationship issues, depression, anxiety or bereavement may all make you feel you may benefit from counselling.
I at present work from a small central room in Linlithgow, which has easy access, easy parking and although close to the High Street is off the beaten track, allowing my clients privacy.
I appreciate that coming to a counsellor is a very hard step to take, but hopefully with my support you can find a way through your difficulties and you can discover that life can still be full of promise and interest beyond the challenging place you are presently in.
Training, qualifications & experience
Counsellor and Accredited member of BACP
I qualified as a person centred cousellor from Strathclyde University.
I became an accredited member of BACP and a member of URKCP.
I then qualified as a counselling supervisor
I have done specialist courses in:
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Child Sexual Abuse
I constantly continue to update my training by regularly attending courses and specialist reading
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
£40 per 50 minute session for individual clients
£45 an hour for counselling supervision
During the first session I take time to explain what counselling is and to explore what you want to gain from our time together. This way I hope to be able to accompany you in your exploration of your difficulties to the best of my abilities. I at all times aim to be empathic, non-judgemental, open and honest wanting to build a relationship of trust and understanding between us.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available during in the day on Thursday and Fridays and if necessary evening appointments can be arranged
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I trained as a supervisor in Strathclyde University in 2011.View supervision profile