Going to counselling can be a big step and is not usually a decision made lightly. It can feel frightening and full of uncertainties.
Sometimes, just talking with someone in confidence can be a huge first step on your journey to recovery.
I can offer you a safe, confidential space to explore your difficulties, whatever they may be. I treat people as I would wish myself or my loved ones to be treated. I will take into account your preferences and needs, and I will respect your differences, your individuality, and your values. I will accept you as you are. I will not judge you.
I believe one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is in making a connection with another person, who will listen, without judgement, and who will be there alongside us as we explore our difficulties.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PG. Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (accredited by the BACP), from the University of Strathclyde.
- PG. Certificate in Counselling Skills (validated by COSCA), from the University of Strathclyde.
- Mental Health Nursing, First Level, National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Scotland.
- Registered member of the BACP.
- Full membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme with Disclosure Scotland.
- Extensive mental health experience over 27 years.
- Additional NHS training in delivering evidence-based psychosocial interventions for anxiety and depression, suicide prevention and risk assessment.
- Experience as a Research Associate and Counsellor at the Counselling & Psychotherapy Research Clinic at the University of Strathclyde.
- Currently volunteer as a therapist with a local counselling service for adults experiencing a wide variety of difficulties.
Areas of counselling I deal with
It is important that you find the right therapist for you.
I offer a free face-to-face intake interview, up to a maximum of 30 minutes. The purpose of this is to gather some basic information about you, and it allows you to decide if you want to work with me. There will be no obligation on you to stay, but should you wish, you can choose to stay on for the full hour, in which case my usual rate will apply.
Sessions last for 60 minutes and are charged at the rate of £40 per hour.
Unfortunately I don't have wheelchair access, however if you live locally, I may be able to offer home visits. Please contact me if you wish to discuss this.
Please take a moment to have a look around my website: http://soundingboardcounselling.co.uk
I see clients Monday to Friday between 09:30 and 14:30.
If you need any further information, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Usually the quickest and easiest way to contact me is by email, or by using the contact form on my website.
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