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. I am a counsellor for the Meningitis Trust, 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
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£60 per hourly session
My practice is located in the west end of Aberdeen, in Mannofield, near to Johnston Gardens and the Palm Court Hotel.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer daytime and evening appointments
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a fully qualified experienced supervisor with a Post Diploma Certificate in Supervision from Person Centred Therapy BritianView supervision profile