I am a professional Counsellor/Psychotherapist/Supervisor located in Aberdeen, Scotland. On this site, you can find information about counselling, as well as information about how to contact me and arrange an appointment.
I am a fully qualified counsellor/psychotharapist with a post-graduate diploma (PgDip) in Counselling from the University of Aberdeen. I have almost twenty years counselling experience. I have an established private practice within the heart of Aberdeen.
I am a certified couple counsellor and qualified counselling supervisor, with a Post-Diploma Certificate in Counselling Supervision from PCT Britain and Strathclyde University.
I was previously a counsellor within the Albyn Hospital in Aberdeen. I am also an accredited counsellor with Cruse Bereavement Care and I'm also affiliated with several Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) providers.
I regularly receive independent supervision, which is an ethical requirement.
What is Counselling?
Counselling is a process which offers you the opportunity to explore issues which may be causing you concern or distress. During these times of distress you may experience feelings and emotions that seem difficult to cope with alone. These issues may have bothered you for some time or may be the result of a recent event, crisis, or loss.
Counselling is a very individual experience. Some people come for a few sessions, others come over a longer period of time. Some people are very clear about what areas in their lives they want to explore. Other people feel less clear about where to start and what they need to do.
How can counselling help?
Counselling can support you through these difficult times. It is very important that you feel able to talk about whatever you want to talk about within the counselling relationship.
I offer a therapeutic relationship based on confidentiality, respect and trust. The counselling relationship that I offer can enable you to find a greater understanding of your own particular experiences, whatever they may be, within a safe and confidential environment.
Through mutual respect and trust, counselling can enable you to gain greater control over life’s challenges, so that you can find a way forward that feels right for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a Registered Member of BACP (British Association of Counselling Practitioners), I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure therein.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£60 per hourly session
When I work
I offer daytime and evening appointments
My practice is located in the west end of Aberdeen, in Mannofield, near to Johnston Gardens and the Palm Court Hotel.