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About me

Need to talk?  I’m here to listen.  Have something on your mind?  Maybe I can help. I am a qualified and experienced Person-Centred Counsellor with additional qualifications in Couples Counselling and Online and Telephone Counselling.  I am a Registered Member of BACP who’s worked with young people, adults and couples in a variety of settings for over 10 years.  I’ve worked as a School Counsellor for 11 years and have been Disclosure checked with Disclosure Scotland.  I am also registered with the ICO.  I can work with clients living in the UK.

Training, qualifications & experience

We can work together to explore and make sense of anything that might be troubling you.  I won’t tell you what to do, but together we can help you find solutions.  I offer you a private, confidential space and will listen to you with acceptance and understanding.  Sessions are on Zoom (video or audio calls) or over the phone.  Face-to-face sessions may be available depending on Covid restrictions.  I look forward to meeting you!

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Chronic pain 


£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Sessions are £40 per hour but this can be negotiated.  We can have a free initial consultation where you can ask any questions and we can discuss how we might work together.  Further sessions are 1 hour and the work can be short or long term depending on what you feel you need.  

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I am currently available late afternoons, evenings and weekends.

Aberdeen, AB10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at , or contact this professional directly.

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