I work from my home address in Cumbernauld and offer a safe and confidential space to discuss with me whatever it is that you are struggling with at the moment.
I am a very warm, caring, compassionate and non-judgemental person who believes that quality of life is very important to our general well-being.
I worked for many years for Cruse Bereavement Care, Victim Support and Carcerbacup but working in Primary Care for 15 years has given me a very wide variation in people's problems and difficulties. I particularly enjoy working with young people and couples and still after all these years find it a great privilege to share parts of people's lives that they struggle to share with friends or family.
Although I have now retired from full-time employment, I have never lost my passion or enthusiasm for counselling as I see how it can change people's lives on a daily basis. It also offers me the opportunity to be very flexible with my appointments.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a degree in English & Sociology from Strathclyde University and also a Diploma in Counselling from the same University. I am also a Supervisor and supervise students who are doing the Counselling Course.
I have experience in counselling people with depression/anxiety, work related stress, relationship problems, child and adult sex abuse, eating disorders, bereavement, family issues, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual issues and almost anything that life throws at us.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a 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.