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.
Firstly, I work with people to hear what's brought you along to therapy, and we then work together, to help you understand what may be getting in the way for you. We look together at your thoughts and feelings, and how you currently cope with these, and the behaviour that evolves, within the situations that cause your main difficulties. It is your time & space in the session, and the aim is to have a therapeutically collaborative relationship.
I practise a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach, integrated with some other therapeutic techniques. We will bring in whatever will help YOU in your situation, whatever you may relate to most as an individual. No two people are the same.
Day to day we come across various stressors in life, and when our usual ways of coping no longer serve us, therapy can give us support. I know first hand, the difficulties we can come across in our working world for example, having worked for many years in a fast paced, ever changing corporate environment, including working with National Savings & Investments, Siemens Business Services and ATOS.
My life and work life experiences, both clinical and corporate, have given me a real experience of the various problems and pressures we can encounter at times, and the way these can make us feel, think and act. I have learned how to manage these thoughts, beliefs, patterns and behaviours in a more helpful way, using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) tools and techniques, and by developing more helpful ways of coping and being more compassionate of mind. 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 East Kilbride, and Glasgow City Centre, and I am a Clinical Supervisor.
My clinical experience also includes working as a volunteer counsellor with Childline, and as a volunteer CBT Therapist with Talk Now, a charity, providing 1:1 support for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I also worked as a Tutor at The Centre of Therapy & Counselling Studies, with the Certificate In Counselling Skills (COSCA), and I continue to support students on the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Post Graduate Diploma course.
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. All questions are welcome.
It is important that you feel comfortable with you who choose to work with, someone you feel is 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
- Career counselling
- 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 attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
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
Reduced cost considered for students & those on low income
( some evidence will be required)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Thursdays - daytime/evening appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|