I am a BACP registered (registration No 129940), experienced Integrative counsellor and use the Person Centred Approach as my core model of work. I work within the BACP Ethical Framework and am committed to Continuing Professional Development. I receive ongoing professional supervision, during which I discuss how I am working and how I can best support you.
What is Counselling
Counselling can help you to find a way forward with personal issues such as depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. It can also help to overcome problems that are causing you emotional turmoil such as relationship issues and loss. In truth you can talk about anything that is on your mind.
Who I work with
I offer an adult counselling service to individuals and couples in West Dunbartonshire. Primarily I offer a home visit service covering the area from Garelochhead in the North to Clydebank in the South. If a home visit isn't suitable for you then I will make arrangement to see you elsewhere.
How I work with you
To develop and deepen my work with you, I strive to offer empathy, respect and a non-judgmental relationship, which increases my understanding of how you experience yourself and your life. In turn I find that this leads to you understanding yourself better and feeling more at home in your life.
I strongly believe in supporting our Armed Forces and have a great deal of experience of working with both Serving Members and Veterans along with their families. I really do have a thorough understanding of the complexities and struggles associated with this lifestyle.
Areas of work
Here are some issues that people can find themselves trying to manage and which I can help with:
Anxiety, Depression, Abuse, Childhood pain, Gender issues, Loss, Bereavement, Heart break, Loneliness, Low self-esteem, Relationship struggles, Life transitions; Children leaving home, Caring for parents, Career transitions, Work related issues, Bullying.
I understand that taking the first steps into counselling are quite often the hardest to make however, if you think that I could help you, please make contact with me in any of the following ways:
1. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. send me an email via the Counselling Directory.
3. by phoning 07827 727951
In all instances you can leave me a message with your contact details and the best time to contact you and I will get back to you to take a referral.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Trauma Risk Management Practitioner & Team Leader
Louis Tonkin - Working effectively with Bereavement
Working with Trauma
BACP - Relationships, why bother?
I worked as a volunteer counsellor for two years at Low Cost Counselling and South West Veterans both in Bristol before setting up in Private Practice.
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 charge £40.00 per session for Individuals & £60 per session for couples and £65 for family groups, However concessionary rates are available. I also offer military discount to serving personnel and veterans.