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MA, Pg Dip Counselling

About me

In order for therapy to work, you must be able to trust me and so I make every effort for you to feel safe, valued and respected as a fellow human being. I am open and honest but never unkind or judgemental. I am very attentive and always try to see things from your point of view and to truly understand how it feels to be you. This “tuning in” is what allows me to work closely with you and, coupled with my training and experience, to help you understand both why you are having difficulties and how to move your life forward.

It is important to realise when working with me that the solution to your problem comes from you. My goal is to help you to learn to trust in your own ability to solve your problems. As a result, you become better equipped to handle future issues that might present themselves.

My training has included Person Centred and Psychodynamic models of counselling/psychotherapy. I have also taken courses in Transactional Analysis, Mindfulness, complex trauma, sexuality and gender, and suicide prevention. On top of this I have read widely on various schools of counselling and have an interest in existential philosophy and phenomenology.

So, what does this mean for you?

It means that I can draw on a diverse portfolio of psychological theories if required. However, the most important aspect of counselling is the relationship between the counsellor and the client. Everything else is secondary to this and I will only bring into the sessions what I honestly believe will help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I graduated from Edinburgh University with a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling in 2013. The course is termed dialogic and involves training from the perspectives of both Person Centred and Psychodynamic therapies. Over time I have read up on and attended training in other types of therapy and will sometimes incorporate this if I feel it will benefit my clients.

Since 2011 I have worked with a diverse set of clients with a wide range of issues.

Member organisations

COSCA

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSCA)

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

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

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).

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College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

Sessions last for 60 minutes.

When I work

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Further information

The first session is a short assessment, usually about 30 minutes. There is no fee for this and no obligation to continue into therapy. It is to give me a chance to decide whether I feel I can help you, and it gives you a chance to meet me and get an idea of how I work so you can decide whether you'd be happy to work with me.

33 Main Street, Newton, West Lothian, EH52 6QE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I see clients in the Duloch Leisure Centre, Dunfermline and it is wheelchair friendly. For directions see my website.

Online platforms

Zoom
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