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About me

Hello and welcome! Thanks for taking a look at my page. If you're here you're probably looking for counselling, but maybe you don't know where to start, or what you're even looking for.  Therapy can be a big step for anyone - it's not easy to open up and face whatever is holding you back. I'm here to make the process easier for you. 

Do you sometimes feel like you don't understand life? The world we live in? Do you feel lost, or like you don't know who you are? Maybe you're trying to make sense of everything so you can know what the right thing for you is. 

In my practice I focus on what you want, what you need from life. I provide a safe, confidential place for you to explore your own thoughts and experiences so that you can make sense of them. In my office we can talk about the things in life you're struggling to understand, or accept, or let go of. We can talk about how you really feel about things, or what you want from life. 

I want to create a space for you to get whatever you need to get off your chest, and find out whatever you need to know about yourself to live the best life you can. I will be with you every step of the way in that journey and provide a caring, understanding presence. I fully believe everyone deserves to be heard, understood, and appreciated, and I will offer this to you as we work on helping you in whatever way you need.

Different therapists are suited to different types of people, so I offer a free consultation phone call; that way we can talk a little and find out if we're a good fit to help each other. 

Congratulations on making it this far. I know it isn't always easy. If you'd like to take that next step, please email and I'll arrange a time to call.

I look forward to it.

Training, qualifications & experience

I'm a registered counsellor with the BACP and practice Humanistic therapy which focuses on client emotions first. My core values of empathy, openness, and unconditional positive regard exemplify the ethos of my training and organisation - I'm not here to judge, but to listen.

I have worked with many different issues in my time as a counsellor including bereavement, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, self-harm, and more. I'm fully qualified and experienced through my work predominantly at the Renfrewshire Carers Centre, Cancer Support Scotland, and The Spark.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


From £40.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

£45.00 per hour is my rate.

For students I offer a rate of £40.00 per hour.

I also offer a free 30 minute consultation to ensure my service and style is a good fit for you.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

At the moment I am working with an organisation through the week and so can only commit full days to Friday. However, I do offer Zoom counselling during weekday evenings.

34 West George Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

PVG Scheme

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