Sylvia Hillman: St Andrews Counselling . MSc Counselling. MBACP.
From my experience of being a Career Consultant spanning over 18 years in education, industry and with the military in resettlement, I added counselling to my portfolio after training to be a Counsellor at The University of Edinburgh in 2010 and most recently obtaining the MSc.
As well as working in private practice, I am the volunteer Director for Stop & Talk Counselling (Fife) Ltd., a self started charity and counselling service in St Andrews, established in 2013. I feel very passionate about individuals receiving affordable counselling to improve their lives and relationships. This role is very rewarding and is shared by five other counsellors.
My training is in person-centred and psychodynamic counselling which allows me to work with each client to explore the root of unwanted behaviour, negative thoughts and feelings of stuckness. I also use a cognitive behavioural toolkit to work in tandem with psychotherapy which focuses on a therapeutic working relationship where clients can gain a deeper insight into emotional problems and difficulties and move forward in their lives.
I work mainly with university staff and students and use my experience as a mother of four children (aged 9-30), my vast knowledge of working in different sectors and in education where theory meets practice. This can empower each individual to work through their difficulties and make change where necessary. I have experience with a range of issues including: stress, anxiety, low self esteem, depression, loss, sexuality, relationships, change, redundancy, career change, alcohol and drug misuse and abuse.
I believe no one should suffer in silence and talking therapy has many benefits to improve mental and physical health, relationships, concentration, confidence and generally Living Life To The Full.
MSc Thesis: 'Anxiety in Education - Neurodiversity and Counselling'. (2016)
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Counselling: The University of Edinburgh, 2016
Diploma in Teaching in Further Education - Fife College, 2013
Postgraduate Diploma in Career Guidance - Napier University, 1999
- Motivational Interviewing
- CBT Toolkit
- Short Term Focussed Therapy
- Atttachment Issues for Students, Young People and Adults
- Therapy Online
- Counselling Law
- Putting the person into personality disorder
- Specific Learning Difficulties in Adults
- Understanding Self Harm
- Alcohol and adolescents
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Understanding Self Harm: Children and Young People
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
HOW TO GET STARTED:
Why not come along for an introductory session for 30 minutes to find out if this is what you are looking for?
30 mins: £20
60 mins: £40
90 mins 'Walk and Talk': £55
You can find me at 3 Slotline House, Largo Road, St Andrews. KY16 9TY
Most clients will aim to meet once every week to get into a rythm of a working relationship. We can work together to be flexible whatever your needs are.
You can e-mail me with any questions or arrange a time where we can chat over the phone.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 07977 531 901
I offer coaching and short and long term counselling as well as training. My experience of delivering teaching in college, facilitating workshops for St Andrews University,MoD, RNIB, Perrigo Pharma and Fife Employmen Access Trust.
I mainly deliver workshops on Motivational Change, Dealing with Difficult Behaviour, Presentation Skills, Stress Management, Resillience, Self Marketing, Personal Qualities, Values, Key Strengths and Realisitc Action Planning.
I can also facilitate small groups of clients in ‘Living Life to the Full’, Dr Chris Williams, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course: http://www.llttf.com/. This can be beneficial to help students focus on a life/study balance or other adults take control of difficulties, become more independent and create a self help strategy.
Maps & Directions
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E-mail or call for appointment availability
Types of client
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