I am a qualified CBT counselor providing one to one counselling, couples counselling and group-based therapy. I have 16 years experience of working in the addictions and mental health field as a support worker, team leader, group facilitator trainer and counsellor.
I provide a safe comfortable space where you can talk in confidence about your difficulties.
I work across Renfrewshire and Glasgow and offer a range of support for anxiety, depression, self-esteem addictive behaviours, trauma, stress and relationship difficulties.
I incorporate Mindfulness and Compassion Focused Therapy into our sessions. In addition, I utilize Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focussed Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment therapy.
I offer a flexible service in a range of venues in Paisley and Glasgow and can offer Skype counselling sessions too. I also offer a free telephone consultation to clients where I would get a clearer picture of your issue and gather your contact details. At this point, you can book an assessment appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA hons (Social Science)
Post Graduate Diploma drugs and alcohol studies.
Post graduate diploma leadership in addiction services.
COSCA Counseling skills.
COSCA Further skills in counseling.
COSCA CBT Diploma in counseling.
I also have a range of CPD qualifications including group work, gambling counselling, mindfulness, ASSIST suicide prevention motivational interviewing.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Compassion focussed therapy
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
My fees are £40 for an initial assessment then £45 for sessions thereafter.
I also offer telephone and online counseling at a reduced rate of £35.00
Group therapy sessions are specially priced depending on the length and nature of the therapy.
Free initial telephone consultations are also available to discuss your specific counseling needs.
I have an interest in supporting clients in the use of compassion focussed approaches to cope with stress, anxiety, addictive behaviours and difficult relationships. I also provide counselling for clients who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma.
Self-compassion is a powerful method for addressing issues around shame and guilt and can be learned using a range of mindfulness-based exercises and Cognitive behavioural techniques.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My Hours are Monday to Wednesday 9:00 am- 20:00 pm Thursday 9:00 am to 13:00pm.
Online and telephone therapy sessions by arrangement.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|