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 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
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
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.