I can provide a safe, confidential space for you to explore any issues you want to bring. This could be anxiety or depression, self-esteem or confidence issues, work or study difficulties, or there may just be a general sense that life is lacking in meaning and direction. I have experience of working with trauma, particularly related to sexual or physical abuse and have worked with clients who have suffered abuse within institutional settings. I work using the Person-Centred approach, which will work at your own pace with whatever you choose to work on in each session. I have training in Emotion-Focused Therapy and offer long or short-term counselling at your choice.
I am currently unable to see clients face to face due to the Coronavirus crisis. I am offering telephone, Zoom, FaceTime, Skype or WhatsApp sessions. Please contact me by email or phone initially to discuss your preference.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from the University of Strathclyde. This is an accredited training course and I am a registered member of BACP(British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) MBACP.
I am also a qualified supervisor with a COSCA Certificate in Supervision.
As well as my private practice work, I work at the Tom Allan Centre in Glasgow. I hold a PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) certificate and have experience of working with a wide range of client issues, including bereavement and loss, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and confidence, abuse, gender identity and sexuality, being a carer, workplace issues, recovery from drug and alcohol dependency, overcoming blocks to learning and fulfilling creative and academic potential.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Daytime and evening appointments available Monday to Wednesday
Before training as a counsellor, I trained as a musician at the RSAMD (now the Royal Conservatoire) and worked as an accompanist, pianist and teacher. I also have a degree in French and German from Glasgow University. I am therefore familiar with the possible pressures of academic study and performance anxiety issues and have an interest in working with creativity and self-expression in the arts as well as the issues shown above. Students welcome.