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MSc BA(Hons) DipCBT DipITEC MBACP MBABCP

About me

Life can be painful, confusing and challenging at times. I am an experienced and qualified CBT therapist, counsellor, complementary therapist and meditation tutor. I love being a therapist and love supporting a person through a difficult time. I work privately in Dunfermline (Angelite Therapy), offering a safe space for you to explore issues in your life so you can find some clarity and hope. This is done in a confidential and safe environment. I use a Pluralistic approach, an integrative style that uses many different techniques to suit the individual. I offer short term or long term therapy to suit the individual.  It is a client focused approach where we work together on your goals. I am here to listen to you, respect you and hold your pain for a while. I do not claim to be the expert on your life, I assist you in helping yourself, believing that you can recover. The therapy uses a range of theory and techniques; counselling, PCT, CBT, Mindfulness, Compassion Focused, ACT and Solution focused. Counselling and therapy can help a client with many issues including; addiction, grief/loss, relationship problems, anxiety, anger, depression, trauma, PTSD, post-natal depression, low self-esteem, and many more. 

Ethos at Angelite Therapy

I want to support you in finding serenity, inner peace and a sense of calm. When you feel stressed, anxious, depressed, confused, angry, ashamed or overwhelmed - counselling can help. Counselling encourages self-development, self-awareness, self-love, self-esteem and forgiveness. I specialise in all-round holistic therapy. I like to treat the person as a whole -  mind, body and spirit. I gently guide you on the road to recovery from mental, emotional, physical and spiritual issues or pain. I help you - to help yourself.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced and qualified CBT therapist, counsellor, complementary therapist and meditation tutor.

I have qualifications in; CBT, Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, holistic therapies (Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Crystal therapy, Aromatherapy), Sign language and Guided Meditation tuition.

I have counselling experience in grief/loss, trauma, addiction, sensory loss, anxiety and depression, and have been working in my profession for over 10 years. I have specialist qualifications and experience in bereavement counselling, suicide prevention,  sensory loss, deaf awareness and am experienced in using BSL level 2 (British Sign Language).

I have had research published in the counselling field on addiction, grief, trauma and recovery which was inspired by my own personal life experience.

I worked in an addiction hospital and have experience in addiction therapy, teaching and facilitating guided meditation and facilitating grief groups.

I work holistically with clients, combining my knowledge of psychology, counselling and complementary therapies together to offer a person focused and integrative approach. I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and CTHA (Complementary Therapists Association) and I am fully insured. I  continue to develop myself personally and professionally, completing training and CPD (Continued professional development) courses.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Holistic Therapy

Complementary Therapy

Guided Meditation

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Evening and Weekend appointments at present

Telephone and Zoom sessions at present due to COVID

Further information

I can only offer telephone or online support at present

I offer concessions

Dunfermline, Fife, KY11

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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PVG Scheme

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

Additional languages

Deaf aware (BSL level 2)

Online platforms

Zoom

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