About me

I am a BACP accredited counsellor and a life coach. I created my counselling company, Inis-Ink Counselling, to be able to work with people to make their lives better.

When you feel stuck or overwhelmed, I can work with you to help you find your way and to help you make the right choices for you. In counselling or life coaching sessions, I offer support to help you understand what you want to change in your life. The sessions will also enable you to make those changes to improve your life and have the ability to cope better.

I am based in central Hamilton with good links for public transport. There is also free parking available ​on site.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been qualified as a counsellor for over 20 years now, having achieved my Masters degree in Counselling in 1997. Since that time, I have worked with many different people who were experiencing many kinds of difficulties. I have worked with people who:

  • have addiction issues;
  • are experiencing anxiety and/or depression;
  • are having difficulty coping with loss or grief;
  • are homeless;
  • are struggling to cope with the changes associated with hearing loss.

I have also achieved other qualifications, including:

  • a Masters degree and PhD in Social Work and Social Welfare (in 2000 and 2003 respectively)
  • a Certificate in Professional Life Coaching from New U Coaching (in 2010)
  • a Certificate for leading courses in Mindfulness Based Approaches to Caring (in 2015)

It is important to me to keep learning and growing so that I can offer individuals the best support I can so that they too can keep learning and growing.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Coping with hearing loss


Additional information

Individual face-to-face counselling sessions cost £40 per session. For life coaching fees, please see my website: inis-inkcounselling.co.uk.


I'm available weekdays, and can accommodate appointments on some evenings.

Barncluith Business Centre
Townhead Street
South Lanarkshire

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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 am a 'hearing friendly' service provider with a number of years of experience working with people who experience hearing loss.

Additional languages

I have a BSL level 2 certificate; thus I am not fluent in British Sign Language but am Deaf aware.