I am an independent BACP registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist providing a professional, confidential and safe counselling and psychotherapy service for couples and individuals in Aberdeen city and Aberdeenshire.
I work as an independent Associate with First Psychology, Aberdeen from their premises in Golden Square.
With couples I practice Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, an evidenced based and empirically validated approach.
For individual counselling I practice in the Person Centred approach which is distinguished by respectfully attending to many aspects of experience include cognitive, emotional and behavioural concerns.
I also provide supervision to counsellors.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained and experienced in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples (EFT)
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and a Certificate in Counselling Skills from the University of Strathclyde. I also hold a BSc (honours,1st) in Psychology.
I hold a certificate in Person Centred Supervision from PCT Scotland.
My experience includes helping clients with a range of personal and relationship issues that are causing difficulties in their lives. I have also worked for a number of Employee Assistance Providers, in GP settings, student Counselling and with voluntary organisations.
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
I offer daytime and evening appointments and charge £80 per 50 minute session for Emotionally Focused Couples therapy and individual counselling .