The Pregnancy And Parents Centre
10 Lower Gilmore Place
PCP Living And Learning
2B Clarence Street
07954 229 255
I am a psychotherapist & counsellor, maths tutor and paddle-sport coach. I am also a Mother of 2, a keen kayaker, and novice climber (i believe it is never too late to learn something new!).
How I work
I work flexibly and optimistically with both adults and young people. I enjoy combining my skills to meet the particular needs of individuals who seek help.
The way I work varies greatly according to need. The early sessions tend to focus very much on getting to know the person I am working with. This involves forming an understanding of how they view their problems and how they experience the world around them. From there, we work together to make improvements to the persons life and help them get to where they want to be.
I am happy to work with anyone who has a problem that would benefit from a psychological approach.
Areas of Special Interest to Me
Problems arising from experiences with education and learning are one of my particular interests - working to overcome learning blocks or with problems arising for those who don't fit easily into the school setting.
As a former midwife, I also specialise in working with issues arising through pregnancy, birth and parenting.
If you would like more information, don't hesitate to get in touch or you can visit my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Personal Construct Psychology - Psychotherapy and Counselling
Diploma in Midwifery
BSc (hons) degree in Psychology
How We Learn Maths For Teachers, Jo Baler, Stanford University MOOC
Introduction To mathematical Thinking, Keith Devlin, Stanford University MOOC
The Clinical Psychology of Children and Young People, Edinburgh University MOOC
Positive Coaching, Sport Scotland
Paddle Ability training - foundation level - working with participants with disabilities, SCA
Level 1 Paddlesport Coach, Scottish Canoe Association (SCA)
Whitewater river leader trained (SCA)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Other things that people have been coming to me for help with
specialist help with maths
coping with stress in competition and sport
anxieties around pregnancy, birth and/or parenthood
help with birth plans
making sense of and recovering from birth trauma
grief and loss
changing identity and adjustment to parenthood
depression, including post-natal and pre-natal depression
lack of confidence
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Variable times during the week including some evening work.