About me

At times in our lives we may become stuck or overwhelmed.  You may, or may not know why.  Counselling can be an opportunity to talk with someone who is trained to listen, someone not involved in your situation, someone who can hear and accept you and maybe help you understand what it is you need to move forward.

I have always had a great love and interest of working with, and listening to, people.  In addition to my private practice, I have over 15 years experience working within various organisations including the voluntary sector.  I now manage a Counselling service for Young People alongside my private practice.

I consider myself an Integrative Counsellor with my roots firmly embedded in my Person Centred Core training.  I often work creatively offering use of many tools that may help you get a better understanding of what you need.  If sitting in a room talking is not for you - I also offer walk and talk - which in itself offers a different experience. 

My aim as a Counsellor is:
  To offer a safe and confidential environment
  To listen to you without judgement
  To encourage a therapeutic space
  To help you explore and understand what is going on for you

With more understanding, and by working together, Counselling could help you find a way forward.

Everyone is different. There are no minimum or maximum number of sessions. YOU decide what you need. You may want to meet weekly, fortnightly, monthly, whatever works for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

2021 CPCAB Creative Counsellors Pathway Diploma

2021 CPCAB Creative Counsellors Eco therapy, Walk and Talk

2021 Counselling Tutor Online and Telephone Counselling Course

ACIS Youth Counsellor training, Aberdeen, 2011
Post graduate Diploma 'Person-Centred counselling' Aberdeen University 2011
CTI Diploma in Counselling, Moray College Elgin 2008
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland and Child Bereavement Trust 'Working with Children &Young People'Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland 60 hour Foundation Course 2005
CTI Foundation certificate in Counselling, Moray College Elgin 2004
CTI Introduction to Counselling, Moray College Elgin 2003

Many client hours working with various issues and needs

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Face to Face Counselling

Walk and Talk Therapy

Online counselling

Telephone counselling

Working Creatively

Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£40.00 per 60 minute session

Concessions available

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Friday days and evenings

Further information

** if you contact me by email, please check your spam folder as some of my reply emails have been going into people's spam folders**

Findochty
Buckie
AB56

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

Online platforms

Zoom