I am a Counsellor with over 15 years experience of working in the mental/emotional health field.
As an Integrative Therapist I use a variety of therapeutic approaches including Person Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Brief Solution Focused Therapy. However (as most of the research suggests) I would consider that the relationship between counsellor and client is usually more important than the type of approach used.
I have been practising as a counsellor since 2004 and have had my own private practice in the West End of Glasgow since 2008. I also do EAP (employee assistance programme) work, part time for a leading International Organisation. I have extensive experience of working with a wide range of issues including emotional and relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, loss/ grief, self-esteem, bereavement and addictions. From my base in the West End of Glasgow I offer a supportive and comfortable environment where personal issues can be explored safely and without judgement.
I passionately believe that all individuals have the capacity to fulfill their potential and make positive choices/ changes in order to improve the quality of their lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
B.A.(Hons) Sociology & English, (Stirling University, 1998).
C.O.S.C.A. Certificate in Counselling Skills, (Stirling, 2003).
Certificate/Diploma in Relationship Counselling, (York St. John University, 2006).
Mindfulness Training (Glasgow University, 2010)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Toolkit (Centre of Therapy, Glasgow 2010)
C.O.S.C.A. Certificate in Counselling Supervision (Tom Allan, Glasgow 2012)
Anger, Rage & Relationship (Sue Parker Hall, Edinburgh 2013)
Mindful Compassion (Samye Ling, Eskdalemuir 2014)
Realising Your Potential – Kadampa Meditation Centre, Glasgow 2016
Member of BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Per (50-60 minute) Session;
Individual Counselling - £45
Block bookings of 6 sessions (Individual counselling) - £240
Couple counselling - £60
Discounted rates may be available in special circumstances.