07704 208 561
Choosing the right therapist for YOU is so important. Someone you feel comfortable with, someone you feel you are to be able to share your thoughts and feelings with, in a safe space.
I work with people to firstly hear what's brought you along to therapy, and we work together, to help you understand what may be getting in the way for you. We look together at your thoughts, feelings and behaviour, and the situations that cause your main difficulties. It is your time & space. I practise a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach, integrated with some other therapeutic techniques. Simply, we can use whatever tools and techniques will help YOU, in your situation, and what you may relate to most, as an individual. No two people are the same.
I know first hand, the difficulties we can come across in our working world, and generally in life. I worked for many years in a fast paced, ever changing corporate environment, including working with National Savings & Investments, Siemens Business Services and ATOS. This has given me a first hand experience of the various problems and pressures we encounter at times, and the way these can make us feel, and act. I have learned how to manage these in a more helpful way, using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) tools and techniques, and by developing more helpful ways of coping. There is no 'magic wand', no 'one size fits all'', and it is important to be supported appropriately, with your own experiences.
I currently work in Psychological Services, with AXA PPP Healthcare Employee Assistance Programme, supporting service users emotionally. I also practice privately in a comfortable room in Busby/Clarkston, which has free parking, & good transport links ( train & bus).
My clinical experience also includes working as a volunteer counsellor with Childline, and as a volunteer CBT Therapist with Talk Now, an East Kilbride charity, providing 1:1 support for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I remain as a committee member with Talk Now. I have also worked as a Tutor at The Centre of Therapy & Counselling Studies, with the Certificate In Counselling Skills (COSCA), and supported students on the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Post Graduate Diploma course. I am currently working towards becoming a Clinical Supervisor, and I supervise qualified therapists, and CBT Diploma students in their professional clinical practice, and personally.
If you are thinking you want something to change in your life, If you need time and space to talk, in a safe, comfortable, non judgemental environment, please give me a call, or send me an e mail. Any questions are welcome.
It is important that you feel comfortable, that you choose the therapist who feels right for you, as you start walking your journey to change.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Skills & Groupwork, a Cognitive Behavioural Approach
Advanced Clinical Skills Certified
COSCA Certifcate in Counselling Skills
Diploma in Learning & Development (Trainer)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
For any groups of individuals, or organisations, I would be pleased to offer Groupwork relating to any areas of emotional wellbeing.
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£45 per session
£38 per session for students & those on low income
( some evidence will be required)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Saturday 9am - 2pm. Evenings on request. I can be flexible to suit your needs.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|