I now also offer a service online via Zoom or by phone and can support you with any issue.
As a qualified and BACP registered Counsellor I see people of all ages, so adults, children and teens. Over the years I have supported individuals, and couples, with all kinds of issues, for example anxiety, abuse, depression, panic attacks, bereavement, trauma, addiction, eating disorders, stress, anger problems, low self-esteem, relationship problems or generally feeling sad. Please contact me if you have questions and want to find out more.
I have been seeing clients in East Kilbride since 2007. In 2011 I opened ABM Counselling, in a warm and welcoming area of The Village. What you tell me is confidential and will be met without judgement.
Find the root of your problem
I can help you become clearer about why your situation/issue is so difficult for you. Knowing gives you a choice to do something about it and I can help you look at what you can do to feel better. It will help you feel less stuck. You will become more empowered and feel more in charge of your life again.
Therapeutic Counselling is based on a mindfulness approach and it works for all different problems and for all ages. I integrate Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Person Centred and Gestalt. I also use Psychotherapy as part of the process.
Children and teens
Besides supporting adults I also provide a service for children and young people, based on counselling, meditation and mindfulness. For children it can be difficult to express their emotions as they might not have the words or the emotions might be too painful. With a mixture of counselling, relaxation, meditation and mindfulness, to best suit the individual, I can help them explore different ways of expressing those emotions or ways to find peace within. All in a supportive and non-judgemental environment.
You're in charge
There is not a set number of sessions you need to attend. It all depends on you and your needs and wishes. You can also decide how often you want to see me.
I offer a £5 discount on your first session for adults and constant £10 less per full hour for children and under 16 year olds.
I have a background in working in various projects for people with all different kinds of physical disabilities, mental health problems and learning disabilities. The step towards counselling came naturally, especially when I became aware of how difficult it could be for people to access counselling.
By my name you can probably guess that I am Swedish, but I have lived in Scotland since 1997.
Please visit my website on http://counselloreastkilbride.co.uk for more information or go to my facebook page on http://www.facebook.com/pages/ABM-Counselling/273182956073546?v=info#!/pages/ABM-Counselling/273182956073546?sk=wall where you could leave me messages, ask questions or just read some inspiring quotes of life.
Training, qualifications & experience
- An Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from the College of Holistic Medicine in Glasgow, where I studied 4 years with personal counselling as part of the requirements.
- Psychotherapy at the College of Holistic Medicine in Glasgow.
- Stress management and promoting wellbeing at the College of Holistic Medicine in Glasgow.
- Trained Connected Kids practitioner, Level 1 & 2.
- Have seen clients in East Kilbride since 2007, first as a student and since 2010 as a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor.
- Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, BACP, and work within their ethical framework. My Advanced Diploma is accredited by BACP and I am working towards personal accreditation.
- I am on the BACP's register of qualified counsellors.
- Started my own practice ABM Counselling in 2011.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The model of counselling that I use works for all different kinds of issues. It is effective in helping you to see the root of your problem. It will help you become clearer about what is happening for you in the area where you have difficulties. When you become more aware of what is happening and if you choose to I will support you at looking at what you can do to change.
For children and young people it can be very difficult to express their emotions as they might not have words to describe how they feel. Through meditation and mindfulness they will explore other ways to express who they are and develop tools to be able to deal with issues. They will also be met with a non-judgemental and supportive attitude and given opportunities to find peace and strength within.
For adults £45 per hourly session but £5 off your first session. For children and young people under 16, the fee depends on the length of the session. The initial session/assessment for 45 minutes to 1 hour costs £35. For 1/2 hour meditation/mindfulness sessions £25. Sessions for couples cost £55 for one hour.
Day time and evening appointments available
At the moment I can meet you online, via Skype.