44 St Vincent Crescent
0141 221 2519 / 07816 319898
I can provide a safe, confidential space for you to explore any issues you feel you need to address in your life. Sometimes there may just be a sense that life is lacking in meaning and direction. We can lose sight of who we really are and what we want from our lives. Counselling can offer the space to reconnect with ourselves and regain access to our own inner resources. I work using the Person-Centred approach, which will work at your own pace with what you choose to work on in the sessions. I work mostly on a one-to-one basis, but couples are welcome. I can offer long or short-term counselling at your choice. I offer a number of reduced fee appointments to students and low-waged clients. My counselling room is within easy reach of the city centre and West End of Glasgow, a few minutes walk from the Exhibition Centre train station and on several bus routes running along Sauchiehall Street and Argyle Street. There is on-street pay and display parking before 6pm on weekdays and free daytime parking before 6pm at weekends.
Training, qualifications & experience
I initially took a COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills and then went on to gain 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.
As well as my private practice work, I work on a voluntary basis for 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
£40 per hourly session. A limited number of reduced fee appointments available, for those on a lower income. Please discuss this with me at the assessment stage.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evening appointments available.
Types of client