I work with individuals on a wide range of issues, and have a particular interest in working with traumatic events, whether in childhood or adulthood. I also can help with health challenges, family relationships, gender issues and work-related stress. Counselling can be short term (2-8 sessions) or longer term. Please call, text or email for an initial appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgrad Diploma in Counselling, University of Edinburgh 2002 (psychodynamic and person centred). COSCA Accredited Counsellor and Accredited Trainer.
I have further training in working with trauma (Sensorimotor and CRM). I have worked in local counselling agencies in central Scotland for many years, as a counsellor and manager. I also train and supervise other counsellors.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.
It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the 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
I have appointments on Mondays and Thursdays during the day. On other days I am at Action in Mind in Stirling.