Do you feel like you are constantly wearing a mask? Do you feel lost and you struggle to reach out to the people in your life? Increasingly, in the modern world we are using substances to cope with stress (it can be drugs, or food, binge watch the TV or stay on your laptop hours to end). We may lose control of our life and the substance or activity we are using to cope may get out of control too. Counselling can support you to look into these struggles and to explore and untangle current and historic issues.
I am interested in what you as an individual bring to therapy, whilst being aware of the impact your environment, power and inequalities might have on your distress.
You can contact me by email, phone or text. I aim to answer within 24 hours. If you are curious about what therapy entails and what to expect on your first session, please have a look at my website, where details are provided.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Member of the Association for Person Centred Therapy Scotland
- Member of the PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Strathclyde University, Glasgow)
- Certified Cyber Therapist (The Online Therapy Institute)
- Training on working with Substance Use (Simpson House, Edinburgh)
- Training on working with Hearing Voices (Time and Space, Glasgow)
- Different training days on Trauma (please, email me if you want to know more about these).
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Thanks to my experience within an addiction counselling service, I work particularly well with people who are struggling with their relationship with the substance(s) of choice, trauma, anxiety and depression. I can help you to understand your relationship with the substance(s) by supporting you to understand the relationship you have with yourself.
I also work well with people who experience auditory, visual and tactile hallucinations, paranoia and dissociation thanks to my counselling experience with Time and Space (Glasgow).
I offer an initial 15-minute phone call free of charge.
Thereafter, 50-minute sessions at £40
To book an appointment you can email me or phone me, I will get back to you as soon as I can. First session by cash only (receipt provided), following sessions by BACS or cash as agreed.