As a person-centred counsellor I very much believe that the atmosphere of trust and deep empathy is at the core of healing; any models and methods can well be integrated as useful tools, but essentially I am interested in helping a client find their authentic way of being. I offer myself as a witness who is willing to accompany the client's journey into self-discovery and therefore recovery from imposed upon conditions.
At present I am studying Transpersonal Psychology in more depth, as I see a person's journey through life, their challenges and their aspirations embedded in a greater whole than meets the 'everyday' eye. One can call it the spiritual aspect of being.
My approach is non-prescriptive and honours the client's own insights and wisdom. Very often our joined exploration leads to the edge of awareness and beyond. Touching into feelings and allowing them out of hiding opens new vistas into a happier, self-empowered present. Gaining deeper understanding of why we 'tick' as we do, helps to open our eyes and eventually might eliminate a blind spot or two. Fully accepting oneself is certainly a prerequisite to living one's life more fully, and it is, so my experience with clients, very possible to re-write one's 'script' in a much healthier way.
I am a counsellor member of COSCA, Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland, and adhere to their Code of Practice and Statement of Ethics. I am insured with 'Holistic Insurance' and attend regular supervision by a COSCA and BACP registered and accredited supervisor.
My private practice is in Kinloss throughout the week; I also have a therapy room in Forres on Thursdays from 9 - 13.00. Internet sessions via 'zoom' or 'skype' can be considered. If necessary, I am open to home visits.
Training, qualifications & experience
2018 Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, UHI
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£25/60 minute session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||German, French, some Spanish|
I can make myself available on weekends and evenings, except Tuesday evening.
Types of client