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About me

I am a Person Centred Counsellor with experience in CBT and work with an eclectic approach that best suits my clients.  I have experience of working with young people and adults with a wide range of issues.  Many focusing on living with addiction whether your own or someone else's.  

Our everyday lives and experiences can have such an impact on our mental health and it is helpful to be able to say what's on our mind out loud in a safe and non-judgemental environment.   To be able to explore the feelings that are deep inside. 

Counselling offers a space to be able to do this in confidence and without judgement.    I don't give advice and offer active listening to help you make sense of your thoughts and feelings.  

I offer face to face as well as online counselling.

If you would like to have a chat about counselling sessions give me a call on 07763842524 or email me.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience of working in a GP practice seeing clients with wide and varied issues such as bereavement and loss, historical abuse, sexuality, anxiety, depression and low self esteem to name a few.  I work with people with addiction issues and also with those who are concerned for another's addiction.

I have a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling

I am Alcohol Focus Scotland trained

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

I have Enhanced Disclosure Scotland clearance and am registered with GDPR.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Additional information

I offer a free 30 minute initial session.

Sessions are 50 minutes and cost £45.00 paid by bank transfer. 

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
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Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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.

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