MSc PG Dip Counselling Accred MBACP Reg COSRT
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As a fully qualified and experienced therapist and supervisor, I specialise in individual, couples, and sex therapy. In my practice, I provide a safe and supportive environment where we can work collaboratively towards positive change. My approach is tailored to each client, drawing on various models such as person-centred, emotion-focused, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). I am passionate about my work and committed to building strong therapeutic relationships with my clients.
In addition to offering online, face-to-face, and walking therapy, I also offer Zoom appointments as a convenient option that allows for greater flexibility and can save on travel costs and time. If you're feeling overwhelmed by the process of finding a therapist, know that you're taking an important step towards making positive changes in your life.
I am a BACP-accredited therapist with over 15 years of experience and a registered member of COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists). I offer both short-term and long-term therapy in a comfortable and private counselling space located on the outskirts of Auchtermuchty. My areas of expertise include couples therapy, sexual difficulties (including erectile dysfunction, PE, painful sex, and loss of desire), anxiety, depression, stress, loss and bereavement, panic attacks, OCD, anger issues, abuse, relationship issues, affairs and betrayal, and workplace stress.
I am here to support you in exploring the challenges you are facing and finding ways to make positive changes. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.
What to expect in the first session
I work from a cosy therapy room on the outskirts of Auchtermuchty. There is easy off-road parking outside the building. It is a custom-built Shepherds Hut providing a wonderful space to work in, with a stove on in the winter and surrounded by trees and nature. Clients arrive and let themselves into the waiting room, (there is a WC). In the first session there will be a few bits of paperwork to fill in; I will tell you about how I work and then I will probably begin by asking you some questions about why you have sought counselling now. At the moment I am seeing clients on Zoom and this works very well, email me for more details.
With over 15 years of experience working with individuals, I am dedicated to providing a safe and supportive space where you can explore your challenges and work towards positive change. My approach is open-ended, meaning that there is no limit on the number of sessions we have together.
Our initial meetings will take place once a week in a comfortable and cosy purpose-built shepherds hut. The goal of therapy is for you to benefit as much as possible and we will work collaboratively to track progress and ensure that things are improving. Our sessions will be focused on your needs and goals and I am committed to supporting you on your journey towards healing and growth.
Couples and Sex Therapy
I have a passion for working with couples and understand that seeking out couples therapy can be a difficult but important step in addressing challenges in your relationship. Using Sue Johnson's Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) model, I help couples enhance their relationships by creating and strengthening emotional bonds. This approach gives couples the opportunity to explore their relationship, attachment styles and have difficult conversations, without blame, in a safe and supportive environment.
In addition to my training in EFT, I also hold a Diploma in Sex and Relationship Therapy and am a registered member of COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists). I am experienced in helping individuals and couples who are struggling with sexual problems, such as loss of desire, erection difficulties, premature ejaculation, and painful sex. If you're ready to take the next step towards improving your relationship, don't hesitate to reach out and schedule an appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PG Dip Counselling Jordanhill, Strathclyde University
- Dip Sex & Relationship Therapy (Relationship Scotland)
- Worked Strathclyde University Counselling Research Unit for 6 years
- Emotion Focused Therapy Levels 1,2 &3
- Supervision Course Strathclyde University
- Relationship Scotland SRT Sex & Relationship Therapy
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Externship
- ASIT - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills
I have been working as a therapist for over 13 years and have worked in a large Mental Health Association for 12 years, a hospice, a University Research Clinic and Relationship Scotland.
Registered / Accredited
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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.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)
COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.
All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £60.00 to £70.00
Concessions offered for
£60 per hour for Individuals
£70 per hour for Couples
£70 per hour for Sex Therapy
£80 per hour One off Erection Coaching Session
When I work
I also work online using Zoom.
Daytime and Evening appointments available