I am a person-centred trained counsellor with a pluralistic and integrative approach to counselling, being guided by what you the client needs in order to explore the issues you have; to support you to reach the goals you believe you want to achieve and in making changes you would like to make.
Sometimes we just need to talk and be heard.
Often life can feel overwhelming and we may feel isolated and unsure of which way to turn. My counselling offers you a safe, non judgemental space to be able to explore what is difficult and challenging for you. I will not tell you what to do because I believe we as individuals need to come to that conclusion ourselves and most often already know what is right for us: we just need to be able to talk it through with someone we can trust and who wont make decisions for us or offer opinions.
Counselling helps to raise self awareness, insight and empowerment.
I offer counselling to both individuals and couples. In my couples work I use an 8 session framework which enables couples to gain an insight into their relationship they may not have considered before. Couples include: intimate partners; parents and "children", siblings, might even be two friends.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and have several years experience of counselling in various settings including addictions , rape and sexual abuse, and domestic violence and i have knowledge and experience of a broad range of any issues which affect us. Issues involving existential and spiritual crises are also of particular interest to me. My approach is about the whole person and will involve what ever concerns you as an individual. I am warm, caring and down to earth and I believe you will feel at ease with me which I know is important.
I enjoy working with a wide range of age groups. Young people over the age of 12 but under 16 I'm happy to see in counselling with parental consent. 16 and above can contact me directly.
I am also a qualified Supervisor and have a Certificate in Clinical Supervision (COSCA). As a supervisor I work with both qualified and trainee counsellors and I can also supervise those working in any of the Helping Professions including Social Care, Nursing, Mental Health
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.
It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
My fees are £30 for an hourly session and £40 for 90 minutes. Concessions are available and I take in to account individual circumstances and ability to pay do please dont hesitate to contact me about this.
I offer concessions for all of the above categories