We are living in very challenging times. Lockdown, work and financial worries, health and family dynamics are taking their toll for many of us at the moment. Feeling overwhelmed, low or completely numb are all very natural reactions to a crisis of this scale, and talking with someone can help.
In response to Covid-19, I am currently offering telephone and video conferencing sessions to individuals at a reduced rate
I am a chartered Counselling Psychologist offering flexible therapeutic approaches encompassing principles of cognitive behavioural therapy and person-centred therapy. I am clinically experienced in working within the NHS and third sector in adult mental health settings and working with children, young people and families within specialist services. I have supported people with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma, addictions, career stress, bereavement, chronic health conditions, compulsions and relational problems. I am also experienced in offering psychological consultation and training to groups and organisations.
I have a special interest in trauma and the ways in which it can shape us throughout our lives, and impact our relationships and families. I am also interested in women's mental health issues including post-natal depression, birth trauma and relational abuse.
I offer highly individualised therapy packages which are designed collaboratively with you to fit with your budget and needs. My diverse career background includes working in legal, corporate, social care, health care and educational settings. I have also lived and worked overseas for a number of years. As such, I have a knowledgeable and open-minded approach to people of all backgrounds. If you feel that you might have particular needs for your psychological therapy, I will be pleased to discuss these with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been awarded the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych) from Glasgow Caledonian University and is both a chartered Counselling Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and registered with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapy (BACP). I also hold a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and an LL.b. (Hons) in Scots Law.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial Assessment by Phone (Free of charge)
Individual Therapy £65-£100
Concessions offered for
I recognise that speaking to a psychologist and starting therapy can feel anxiety provoking for almost everyone. I am very approachable and willing to talk through initial nerves or apprehension with anyone interested in working with her.