I work with a person-centred ethos, therefore I believe in your inner ability and birthright to thrive, not simply survive. Seeking warm empathic support can be a courageous step out of emotional, psychological difficulty towards relief and greater self awareness. You matter and do not need to cope with being overwhelmed alone.
Life can be exceptionally challenging. Whether through stress, anxiety, depression, feeling down or sad, bereavement or traumatic experiences, you may have come to a point where making sense of your inner and outer world is a struggle. Speaking to someone who can listen without judgement to what you are saying and welcome each feeling you share no matter what can be a lifeline.
As a qualified counsellor, I will work with you to gently track your experience, feeding back what I notice. I will deeply trust and encourage your own inner ability to discover your own answers. I will steadfastly remind you of your intrinsic worth. I will provide a space where all that you are can be warmly welcomed and accepted. Your issues will be held with respect and we will move forward only at a pace that you are comfortable with.
The process of counselling can be deep work. It is a journey of mystery, finding new words and understandings that might before have been hidden. It can be a transformative experience, as your authentic self might begin to make itself known, and long held ideas fall away. Your life may change in ways you could never predict as you find your own inner resources to deal with your life challenges.
Counselling can help with:
- Stress, anxiety and depression
- Difficult life decisions and dilemmas
- Addictive patterns
- Traumatic experiences
- Grief in its many forms
- Relationship issues
- Loss of meaning, purpose and direction in life
- Coping with challenging and contradictory feelings, emotions and thoughts
I offer face to face, online, telephone and outdoor sessions to children, young people and adults aged 12 and over. I aim to respond to all new client enquiries within 48 hours, but often will get back much sooner.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Higher Education in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy, Moray College
- Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People, University of Strathclyde (completing)
- Online and Telephone Counselling Certificate (ongoing)
- Scottish Mental Health First Aider
- Neuroscience and Coregulation CPD
- Positive Neuroplasticity professional training
- Primary School Education Teacher (2008 – 2014)
- BA Honours Social Studies
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £30.00 to £40.00
Concessions offered for
Fees are £30 - £35 - £40. The lower end is to accommodate those struggling on low income or benefits. I also have one concession place available for those experiencing extreme financial hardship. Please contact me for more details.
I can accept cash or payment via bank transfer.
I have availability on Mondays and Fridays. Early evening slots are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday starting at 5.30pm.
I have a personal interest in existential therapy, as well as all the different ways that a human being can flourish in the world. I am passionate about personal expression and all its creative forms: writing, drawing, making, painting, dancing, singing, spirituality, nature connection. I am student of healing in general and am fascinated by how humans can heal through adversity, finding their own renewed purpose, meaning and vision. I will be very curious about what makes you tick and what brings you into aliveness and joy.