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We can all find ourselves faced with challenges in life which at times can begin to feel completely overwhelming. If you feel it may be useful to talk to someone outside of your circle of family and friends, it may be helpful to talk with a professional counsellor.
I am a qualified counsellor registered with The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work from my private practice in Biggar, South Lanarkshire.
If you would like to enquire about counselling and whether it is the best form of support for yourself at this time, you can contact me either by mobile or by email. We can arrange an initial session to discuss both the support I can offer and to identify the concerns you feel you would like to address.
If you would like to continue with counselling, we would then agree a time to meet weekly for a one hour session. The length of time we work together can be agreed between ourselves.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling - The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, 2014
COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills, Stevenson College, Edinburgh, 2012.
I currently work and volunteer within a post natal depression service in Glasgow, and have done so for the past two years, supporting both men and women facing difficulties and challenges within the perinatal period . Issues faced can include depression, anxiety, trauma, post traumatic stress, suicidal thoughts and challenges with family and relational dynamics.
I also have experience of supporting individuals facing drug and alcohol addictions and of supporting those in recovery. Issues faced can include all of the above mentioned and addiction related issues.
Continuing Professional Development includes;
- Mental Health First Aid
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- CBT Toolkit
- Trauma Resilience
- Suicide Awareness Training
- Working Creatively with Families - A systemic approach.
Other qualifications include ;
- BA Honours in Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art, 1987
- Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art, 1988
I have worked within the creative arts sector for many years and have worked for an arts and mental health charity in Edinburgh for the past 9 years, supporting people facing long term mental health issues such as bipolar disorder, depression and schizophrenia.
Other therapeutic work has included 11 years as a arts and craft workshop leader within a care service for adults with special needs, working with the principles of Rudolph Steiner to provide a holistic approach to community care and creative living.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
My fees are £40.00 per session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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