You’ve likely come to the this directory searching for something… you might not even be sure what it is. I can only tell you that I aim to offer a safe, calm space where you can explore the things that are troubling you and brought you to this page.
I am a Person Centred Therapist, with a background of working with individuals and families who have experienced trauma, bereavement and loss, historical childhood difficulties and anxiety, identity and esteem issues, relationship difficulties and work stresses. In addition I have significant specialist knowledge/experience outlined below.
My goal of therapy is to offer you a safe place where you feel you can talk openly, possibly about things you have never talked with anyone else about before, and feel confident that you will be truly heard without judgement.
So, what next? If after reading the rest of my profile you feel you would like to take the next step - call or email me and we can arrange to set up the 1st session or answer any questions you might have. At this 1st session you can tell me more about what brought you to look for a counsellor and we will discuss your goals for therapy - whether that be making changes in your life, recovery from events, or trying to make sense of things going on around you. If you are happy with this 1st session we will agree frequency for future sessions, usually weekly or fortnightly, and date for a 2nd session.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy – University of Strathclyde
- Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work
For over 20 years I have worked supporting young people, adults and families who have experienced trauma, loss, bereavement, anxiety stress, historical abuse and loss, relationship difficulties, including intergenerational problems, low self esteem and issues around self and identity.
In addition I have extensive knowledge/experience of supporting around – historical child abuse & neglect, family breakdown, child exploitation, bereavement/loss, self-harm, esteem and identity difficulties, and homelessness, addiction, displacement/refugees and trafficking.
I work within the Ethical Framework and standards of the BACP – British association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Details of my member registration can be accessed at – www.bacpregister.org.uk
Details of BACP Ethical Framework can be accessed at – www.bacp.co.uk/ethicalframework
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer counselling sessions from a Glasgow city centre based room. And currently have availability for face to face appointments with adults only on Monday and Thursday evenings.
I am on the 4th floor, with lift access. However there are 3 steps at ground level that would prevent wheelchair access.
All necessary Covid safe practices are in place and we will discuss these further before attending face to face sessions.
Please don't hesitated to contact by email or phone to explore what you might need from counselling and whether we would be a good fit.