Together we can explore confidentially what is causing you distress, what's keeping it going and ways you can begin to alleviate the difficulties. Breaking down what can seem overwhelming and finding ways to manage and understand what you are coping with brings positive behaviour and mood changes.
I am an Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I am a registered member with both British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy BACP & BABCP to offer you Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I currently balance working as a CBT Therapist with the NHS & as a Further Education Student Counsellor. Private therapy is offered both in Glasgow and Largs.
Integrating and considering many therapeutic perspectives allows the therapy to be unique to what we may discover about what's causing you distress. Thus assisting us to use the best approaches to help you change the narrative of your life and behaviours that no longer serve you.
Understanding ourselves and our life situations can begin to shift the discomfort of emotionally distressing times. Applying new ways to cope and self care can build our confidence in taking one small step at a time to change our current situations. The relationship or alliance we can build will enable you to begin to explore what's keeping you stuck, what's driving it and ways that you can unlock yourself from past thinking and behaviours that you no longer feel comfortable with. In essence, you learn to become your own therapist.
We all at times in our lives need a safe space to truly listen to ourselves and be listened to. A confidential , non-judgemental connection assisting you explore what you need to hold on to and what you need to let go of.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered member of British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy BACP
- Registered member of Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland COSCA
- Post Graduate Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy accredited by Napier University
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skllls GCTC
- Scottish Mental Health First Aid / Scottish Mental Health First Aid - Young People
- Suicide TALK
- ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
- Seasons for Growth / Young People Bereavement Training Certificate
- Post Graduate Diploma HRM, Napier University
- NC Training Practice, Edinburgh College
- BA Community Education. Strathclyde University
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
All sessions are charged at £45 1:1 or £60 for couples, however fee's are subject to review and can be discussed dependant on the clients circumstances.
Student and low income discounts may be available on request.