When you need someone to listen - It can sometimes be difficult to find the right words when you are feeling alone and the stress and confusion of life seem to take over. Partners, friends and family may be too busy or stressed with their own lives to hear your difficulties clearly, or they may be part of the problem. You may not even be able to clearly identify the source of your feelings of confusion or unhappiness. Counselling can help you to explore your emotions in a relaxed, supportive environment and provide a safe outlet for your feelings, leading to a better understanding of why you are experiencing them. This understanding can help you to find the strength to make the decisions in your life which are best for you.
What is counselling? Counselling is your opportunity to talk about anything which is causing you anxiety or unhappiness, or preventing you living your life to the full. The stresses in our lives may be caused by recent events, or by events from the past. Counselling can provide the strength and support to help you to confront and overcome these in a confidential setting, safe in the knowledge that anything you say will be heard in an understanding, respectful and non-judgemental way.
Who am I? The concerns I can help with include relationship issues, separation/divorce, anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, stress (personal and /or work related), illness, anger, addictive behaviours, and many other mental health conditions. I work with individuals, couples and families. I also provide supervision for counselling practitioners, counsellors and supervisors.
My own life experiences include working in industry, sports coaching and working as a self employed craftsman.
I consult from home and if you have difficulty with mobility a visit to your own home can be arranged.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch by e mail, text, or give me a phone to have an informal chat to talk over what you may need or how I may be of help. If I am unable to take your call just leave a number and I will contact you within 24 hrs, or you can leave a message on my mobile number, secure in the knowledge that it will be heard only by myself.
Anyone contacting me and arranging to come along will get their first session at £18.
You can contact me direct:
Mobile No. - 0759 029 0660
Home telephone: 01324 812438
Alternatively drop me an e mail.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered member of the British Association of Counselling Practitioners.
Practitioner member PCT Scotland.
PG Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy Stirling University.
PG Cert Counselling skills Edinburgh University.
CBCS/COSCA Cert in Bereavement Counselling Skills.
Developing Couple Therapy Practice Strathclyde University.
I trained and work as a counsellor?supervisor with CBCS and in the past as a counsellor with Falkirk District Association of Mental Health covering a broad range of mental health issues.
I was also privileged to co facilitate a local Bereaved by Suicide Support Group and gained extremely valuable insight into the unique struggles of the individual participants involved.
My ongoing training and work as a couples/family counsellor reminds me how fragile our relationships can be and how important they are for us
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
Any new client will get their first counselling session for £18. It gives you the chance to talk over what's troubling you but also to see how counselling feels at a small initial cost. (Further hourly sessions cost £35 per hour).
Couples and family rates are £45.
Supervision rates are £40.
(Concessionary rates can be discussed and agreed if you are on a low income based on a min 4 session block booking basis).
I am available for counselling during the day and evening. Monday to Friday, 7am till 10pm, and some weekends. Please contact me to find out what would work best for you.
On street parking at my home/car park nearby.
Full directions and address details are provided once an appointment is arranged.