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I offer an integrative counselling approach which is grounded in CBT. In addition to being a fully qualified counsellor, I have a career spanning over 15 years working within mental health professions.
I work from a private office to ensure you have a safe & confidential space to explore any matters that are causing you distress or concern. I work in a collaborative basis with you to help you understand how your difficulties are impacting on you now and we will continue to work together to allow you to find ways to deal with them. The end goal is to allow you to become an expert in managing your own thoughts, feelings and behaviours in future.
I work from Alloa Business Centre which is easily accessible by car, bus & train and has free onsite parking. I also have the ability to work from offices in Stirling city centre should this be required.
I am able to support with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, stress, abuse and relationship problems.
Training, qualifications & experience
SCOTACS Diploma in Counselling Skills
COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
I am a member of BABCP and am fully insured to practice.
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
£40 per 50 minute session (concessions available for low income). I offer a free initial consultation to allow you to establish whether you would like to continue.
Group or couples therapy can also be arranged with cost available on request.
I know that making the first move to ask for help can be daunting therefore please feel free to either phone, text or email me and i can provide you with any additional information and agree a way forward.
Appointments available on request (including week day, evening & limited weekend slots)
I have studied mindfulness and can also help you to learn and utilise this technique should this be of interest to you.
I am passionate about counselling and empowering others to make positive and lasting changes.