Pluralistic Counsellor, PGDip, BACP Registered
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I offer counselling for stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, sexual abuse, trauma and substance misuse. I provide experienced, confidential and caring counselling based on what you would like to change and using your ideas about what works for you. You may not be sure what you want to change or what works but we can figure this out together. Contact me for a friendly chat and we can decide if I am the right person to help you with your difficulties.
The counselling that I offer is based on the belief that people who come for counselling are experts on their own lives (even if they don’t feel like they are). For me one of the main roles of a counsellor is to help you to make best use of your own experience and understanding. This means that I try to be as flexible as possible in responding to your needs, known as the ‘pluralistic approach’ to counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began my counselling training in 2010 and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling at Abertay University, Dundee in 2013.
I have worked with carers as a counsellor and support worker for seven years in Dundee, Aberdeenshire and Angus. This work has included counselling for mental health problems, changes to life circumstances, relationship issues and bereavement.
I have three years experience counselling people with substance misuse problems and have worked for four years supporting people affected by someone's substance misuse.
I am a counsellor for survivors of sexual abuse with the Angus charity Hear Me.
- Trauma and the Body (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors Training)
- DID and Dissociation: The Fundamentals (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors Training)
- Child Sexual Abuse: Hope for Healing (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors Training)
- Working with Partners of People with Mental Health (Greenwood Events)
- ASIST Suicide Intervention Skills Training
- SMART Recovery Facilitator Training
- WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) Facilitator Training (Scottish Recovery Network)
- Living Life to the Full online resources training
- Mental Health Myth Busting Workshop (Minds Matter)
- Commonly Misused Substances (Angus Council)
- Working with Mindfulness in Therapy (Alison Shoemark)
- Solution Focused Interactions (Steve Smith)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
A 60 minute session is £45.
Payment accepted by cash or card at the end of each in-person session. Payment for telephone/online sessions is required 24 hours before the appointment and made by bank transfer.
When I work
Monday 9am-4pm* Tuesday 10am-6.30pm* Wednesday 9am-5pm* Thursday 9am-6pm* Enquiries received on Fridays/weekends may not have a response until Monday. *Time last appointment starts