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Counsellor & Psychotherapist

About me

I am a registered professional of counselling services, certified in hypnotherapy, life coaching and a MHFA Instructor.  I provide an integrative approach with my clients to offer a unique and tailored service that is right for the individual.  I provide therapist services to adults, adolescents and businesses.   Sessions are face to face,  online or telephone depending on the client's personal preference.

I work with a wide range of issues including anxiety, anxiety disorders, social anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues and addiction.

Clients seek counselling with me to help them resolve emotional, psychological and relationship issues, to improve their overall well-being and mental health.

You may be experiencing a difficult and distressing event, or may have more general underlying feelings of anxiety or dissatisfaction with life. Therapy may involve talking about life events, feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour. I will listen, encourage and empathise and help you see your issues more clearly or from a different perspective.

I believe the therapeutic relationship is of upmost importance as this allows a safe pathway for you to discover yourself, grow, heal and find new ways of living healthily and begin the transformation to who you desire and deserve to be.

Overall my philosophy is to be authentic, empathic and connected with my clients to enable them to be the best version of themselves, find their purpose and direction in life.

Training, qualifications & experience

2021 - Trauma & Recovery Training

2021 - OCD Training

2020 - Qualified, Certified and Regulated Mental Health First Aid Instructor.

I’m a qualified Registered Counsellor, International Certified Alcohol and Drug Therapist, Certified Life Coach, Practitioner in NLP and Hypnotherapy. 

I'm experienced, knowledgeable, diverse and trustworthy and most of all I understand people and make no judgements, I will hold you in a safe space until you find your inner self and design the life you desire and deserve.

I have worked with many clients from all walks of life and from all around the world with diverse reasons for seeking my help which is a pleasure and a privilege, all of which enhances my experience and expertise.  I have recently been certified with Counselling for Schools, Mental Health for Young People and Counselling for Children.

Whether you are seeking counselling or coaching I’ve helped turn around countless people’s lives with a dynamic discipline designed to help motivate and inspire people to achieve more than they believe is possible.

  • Qualified Counsellor
  • Certified Counselling for Schools, Mental Health for Young People
  • Alcohol & Drug Therapist
  • Transformational Life Coach
  • Certified Hypnotherapist/NLP Practitioner
  • Trained in DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy)

Member organisations


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

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College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am also certified in:

NLP and Hypnotherapy

I can help you reduce or stop your symptoms of:
Anxiety - Phobias – Insomnia - Chronic Pain - Substance Abuse – Smoking - Weight Issues – Self Sabotaging Behaviours

Life Coaching

The process is dynamic and disciplined, we will plan strategies to get you from where you currently are to achieving your goals by removing obstacles, breaking through limitations and facing challenges together.

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Additional information

  • I offer a free telephone consultation, this enables you explore and choose what therapy package is right for you
  • I will offer my expertise to assist you in making an informed decision
  • It's my mission and passion to empower people to change their lives and maximise their full potential to reach their desired goals personally and professionally

When I work

Contact me for available appointment times.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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