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MBACP, MSc Ed Sp, CBT Dip

About me

How Counselling Can Help

Hello.  When people come for support with a range of difficulties in their lives I continue to use my passion for being able to work with clients to help create positive change.  Counselling helps at all stages of life so might just be the best investment in yourself you ever made.  I will listen and work hard to reflect upon and further develop knowledge and understanding of the changes you seek as I work with you.  Our work will be collaborative and yes I will hope you carry out some practical exercises and work between sessions - so you really maximise the benefits of each counselling session.

I have successfully worked with a range of presentations including anxiety, bereavement, trauma,  depression, phobias, panic attacks, low self-esteem, perfectionism, relationship difficulties, assertiveness, BDD and obsessive-compulsive disorders.  I will bring compassion, creativity, genuineness and empathy to help you create the change in your life that you seek.  I work with both adults and adolescents.   Please also do not hesitate to contact me for support for yourself as an individual or as a couple.  If you have a disability that is stopping you from accessing counselling contact me so I can see what we can do.  If you wish to come to counselling with a family member(s) we can consider how to work with this also.  I shall do my best to return your enquiry as soon as possible and look forward to hearing from you!  Remember you can have as little or as many sessions as you feel you need but we will continue to measure your progress so that we do the best we can with what you can manage.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified with the COSCA Counselling Certificate in Listening Skills followed immediately by the COSCA Counselling Diploma in CBT and groups.  I have undertaken further training specifically in trauma, suicide awareness and online counselling.  I seek to become accredited with BABCP/BACP therefore my continued professional development seeks to give you the very best, informed and professional counselling I can.   

Whilst being a qualified CBT counsellor I integrate an understanding of other approaches to counselling.  Most importantly my work is tailored to suit your way of working and what you are able to do at any given time.  The CBT approach can really help you see the value of working between sessions to test out and practise the changes you seek.  I will work together with every client - whatever the challenges they face - to provide an experience of acceptance, genuineness and empathy in each and every session.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Same sex relationships.

Fees

From £45.00 to £55.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Refugees

Additional information

My fees are on a scale from £45 to £55 with discounts offered for block bookings - any session with more than one person present will always be charged at a higher rate.  All session payments must be made at least 24 hours in advance.  Our first session will be a little longer at no extra charge.

Further information

I am able to work most evenings and offer day time counselling on a Thursday and Friday.  I can be available for counselling work at the weekend but not every weekend.  I will try to be as flexible with you as possible but strictly adhere to payment 24 hours in advance and sessions cancelled within that time must be paid for.  My premises seek to offer your comfort in a quiet location and relaxed environment.  There is room for you to park your car in the driveway.  

Broxburn, United Kingdom, EH52

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

I have experience working with people who use wheelchairs and whilst my own accommodation has a front and back step could arrange to counsel you in your home.

Online platforms

Whatsapp