BA, MSc, PGDip, MBACP, CMCOSCA
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Originally from the United States of America and residing in Scotland since 2011, I work mainly as a person-centred counsellor for adults, but integrate other approaches when appropriate and helpful. As a person-centred counsellor, I will help you to explore your own issues, feelings, beliefs, behaviours and views - in a non-judgmental space where you feel safe and understood - so you can become more self-aware and achieve greater independence. I have extensive experience in helping people to deal with, emotionally process, and better understand narcissistic abuse and particularly maternal narcissism.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of both the BACP and COSCA. I hold a Postgraduate diploma in Person Centred Counselling from Aberdeen University. In addition I have an MSc and BA in International Relations. I currently work in Private Practice and also as a counsellor with Third Sector (Charitable) organizations that deal with Mental Health issues in the Aberdeen area, and I am certified by Disclosure Scotland to work with adults. I am currently training in Couples Counselling with Relationship Scotland
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSCA)
COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.
It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
Concessions offered for
1 x 50 min session - £45
Concession - £35