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MA (Psych), UKCP Reg

About me

Are you looking for a sensitive experienced psychotherapist/counsellor? There can be times in our lives when talking to friends or family (or not talking at all) doesn't seem to help us make the changes in our lives we would like. At times like this talking to a professional can be more useful in helping us move forward in a positive way. Being an Integrative psychotherapist means I am not confined by a single approach, this enables me to work in ways that are specifically related to you and your needs at the time.

Being integrative also means I do not see the mind and body as separate. Often our bodies let us know when emotional issues are not being resolved. Physical symptoms can sometimes be the result of emotional stress and worry that we have carried with us over time.

If you chose to see me the aim of our meetings would be to provide a confidential and safe environment where a relationship can emerge between us to help you share and explore emotional issues and/or challenges that may be worrying you. We would then explore these issues at a pace and in a way that feels comfortable to you.

Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 virus I do not currently see clients face to face and am unsure how long this will continue. However, I do offer Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp video and telephone sessions. Although this is different to face to face it works well for those I have worked with in this way. If you are unsure about this please contact me and we can discuss arranging an initial session to see if this way of working suits you.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (Minster Centre)
Advanced Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (Minster Centre)
Specialist trauma training
Level 1&2 Safeguarding (young people)
UKCP Registered psychotherapist

I adhere to the UCKP Ethical Framework, attend regular Supervision with a UKCP registered supervisor and CPD training.

I work short and long-term with adults at my private practice near Lockerbie and in Carlisle.

I have worked in NHS and local authority organisations where I gained substantial experience of working with depression, family issues, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts, emotional, physical, sexual abuse and relationship issues.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Lockerbie £50
Carlisle £50

When I work

Carlisle: Wednesday, Thursday,

Further information

There is easy parking in Lockerbie
In Carlisle there is parking and there are various buses and trains close by.

Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3

Lockerbie, Dumfries And Galloway, DG11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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