I am an experienced counsellor who uses an integrative approach and works with each client as an individual. I have worked extensively with individuals and couples dealing with a wide variety of issues including abuse, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship difficulties, bereavement and spiritual struggles. Counselling takes place in a comfortable and private room in my home in Linlithgow and I seek to create a therapeutic environment where each client feels safe, accepted and understood.
I am experienced in face to face counselling, online counselling and telephone counselling.
As an integrative counsellor, I respond to the individual and we work together in the way that best suits you. This can include the use of creative methods if this way of working is helpful for you.
I have particular experience and training in the area of trauma, abuse and dissociative disorders.
I was a General Practitioner until 1997 and following a career break due to family commitments, retrained as a counsellor. I have worked as a counsellor in the charity sector since 2002, was a trustee of Libertas Christian Counselling (SC 038906) until 2021, and alongside my private practice I am currently a trustee of The New Well (SC050173) which offers low cost counselling. I also provide counselling supervision, pastoral supervision and mentoring.
If it would be helpful to speak on the phone prior to meeting I would be happy to do so.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered and accredited counsellor with ACC
Diploma in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling Skills
2 Year Mentoring Traineeship in counselling agency
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Specialist training in trauma and abuse
Diploma in Creative Supervision and Reflective Practice
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
I am committed to continuing professional development and regularly attend training and study events.
Registered / Accredited
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Association for Christian Counsellors
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
£45 per hour session for individuals
£45 per hour sessions for couples
£45 per hour session for supervision
Concessions may be available on request
Appointments are available Monday to Friday and some evenings