Welcome. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. Are you feeling anxious or worried? Have you experienced a loss or bereavement? Do things seem a bit too much to deal with just now? Everyone experiences life events differently and sometimes things can be overwhelming. Seeking counselling may have been a hard thing to do but it could be the first step towards making sense of your feelings and experiences. Counselling is all about being comfortable enough to be able to say how you really feel without fearing criticism, so choosing a counsellor with whom you feel at ease and can build trust with is really important.
If you are looking for a confidential, safe space where you can share how you feel; be truly listened to and understood, without judgement or being told how you should feel or act, then person-centred counselling may be the next step for you.
I'd like to build a relationship with you based on genuineness, empathy and acceptance of you as a unique person; to allow you to process your feelings and begin to understand yourself in a better way. I look forward to meeting with you to explore the issues you want to bring to counselling and to see if we can work through them together.
Training, qualifications & experience
Higher National Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy (Accredited by COSCA).
I have 14 years experience working with children and families within educational, community and social work settings; supporting them with anxiety, self-esteem, bereavement, emotional and behavioural issues.
I also have experience of counselling both in a college setting and within an organisation supporting people whom have significant caring roles.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
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.
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
From £35.00 to £40.00
£40 per session for in-person counselling
£35 per session for online/telephone counselling
I offer flexible appointments