Is anxiety getting in the way of your happiness? Do you sometimes feel likes your thoughts spiral out of control very quickly? For some, anxiety can be truly fear-invoking. Often low mood accompanies anxiety due to being unable to enjoy the happiness of the 'here and now'. I can help you to explore some of the uncomfortable and unpleasant feelings you experience and support you in challenging unhelpful thoughts and in making meaningful changes in your life to help manage anxiety and feel more in control.
I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (qualified to Post Graduate Diploma level). I will use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to empathetically support you in working through your difficulties. I very much so embrace the approach of us working together, side-by-side. We can then develop helpful coping strategies which you can start to build into your everyday life, allowing you to break these unhelpful cycles.
I offer a non-judgemental, safe and supportive environment for you to explore any difficulties you may have. I specialise in working with Anxiety Disorders including Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder and Health Anxiety. I also work with other presentations including Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Grief and more.
In addition to listening to you carefully and helping you gain insight into your difficulties, I can introduce you to some helpful tools and useful techniques which you can use out-with our sessions to help reduce your symptoms.
I hope to work with you in the near future.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Groupwork (COSCA Validated, Credit Rated by SQA at SCQF Level 11)
- COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate
- PGDE Secondary School Education
- MA Soc Sci (Hons) Economic and Social History (credits in Psychology)
- Volunteer Therapist at Crisis, Erskine
- Groupwork Facilitator at Kilmarnock Train Station Project
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
£45 per session (lasting between 50-60 minutes)
I offer a free 15 minute telephone/online introductory call to answer any questions you may have or to help guide you through the process.
What will you get from your counselling sessions?
I will spend the session giving you my full, undivided attention. I am there to help support you to explore some of your difficulties, identify areas to be worked on and to create a treatment plan together that works for you. We will regularly review our work together to check-in with each other so you are getting the most from your sessions. Key to this is helping you to understand your difficulties and provide you with new tools and strategies to help you cope in a more helpful way.
Have any questions to ask me? Feel welcome to reach out by telephone or email and I will happily help.
I offer a free fifteen minute telephone/zoom consultation to allow you to ask any questions and to help you to decide if I am the right counsellor for you. Alternatively, if you feel more comfortable talking on the telephone or simply sending me a wee email, please feel welcome to do so.
If you wish to book a session with me, we would have a first session to get to know each other and to gently explore any difficulties you would like to work on. If you are happy to continue with your sessions, we would normally have weekly sessions (clients tend to have between 6 and 20 sessions) however, this may be fortnightly for some clients depending on their needs. I am always keen to do what works for you.
I offer face-to-face therapy sessions as well as online/telephone. We can discuss what works best for you.
With best wishes,