Hello. Are you feeling anxious or apprehensive, or are you living with depression? Perhaps you have experienced traumatic situations from which you don't feel you have recovered, or you are going through a particular change or loss and are struggling to cope. You may have specific areas you would like to explore, or you may feel like counselling would benefit you, but you aren't sure why.
My practice is anchored in the person-centred approach and I will welcome you in a warm and non-judgemental way where we can work together to help explore your concerns in a safe and confidential space. The person-centred approach puts you at the core of our interactions. I believe that each person has their own resources to improve the quality of their life, so my role is to help you find some of these.
I appreciate that coming to counselling can sometimes seem daunting, especially if it’s your first experience of being in therapy, so it helps to know what to expect. During the first session, I will tell you a little about myself and how we might work together. You will also have the space to talk about anything you like; some people start by sharing what brings them to counselling. This session will also give you a chance to ask any questions you may have.
At the end of the first session, we can discuss your experience and whether we feel we could work together. At this point, we might decide to arrange a regular appointment, or you may prefer to go home and reflect. I offer a reduced fee for the first session, as it's an opportunity to see if we can work together, and to find out if counselling is the best way forward for you. If I can be of further help, please feel free to email or call me and we can set up a time to meet.
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma and a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy and have experience of working with people in the following areas: anxiety, depression, sexuality, gender, loss, bereavement, intrusive thoughts, OCD, self-esteem, self-harm, relationship issues, personal/work-related stress, as well as childhood and recent trauma.
I am a registered member of BACP (The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) where I abide by their code of ethics. I am also a fully insured practitioner.
In addition to my private practice, I also volunteer for the PF Counselling Service, working with both students and professionals alike.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy (Aberdeen University)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Aberdeen University)
- Mental Health First Aid (Edinburgh)
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills (Edinburgh College)
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
Please contact for availability
Please note that due to Covid-19, all sessions will take place via telephone or online video conference until further notice. Once our appointment is confirmed, I will issue further joining instructions.
For those who prefer to wait until we are able to meet in person, please contact me and I will happily add you to a waiting list and contact you once face to face sessions resume.