About me

As an Integrative Counsellor, I am able to be flexible in my approach to you, drawing from a variety of approaches and tools to suit your needs.  Since we are all unique, I pay attention to understanding your story and collaborating with you to discover what works for you as we journey together.

How Counselling Can Help

If you are struggling with difficult circumstances and emotions like stress, anxiety, depression, worry, anger, shame, etc, know that there is the hope of a better future and together we can explore what new skills, strategies and solutions you will discover that can help you.

Treating emotional trauma is also something I offer.  Trauma can be defined as anything that you would find to be overwhelming and damaging, often causing you to be stuck in the effects of trauma for some time.  This is because trauma affects not just emotions but also the brain and the body, and so it is important to discover information and strategies to treat these different areas.  Counselling can equip you with the knowledge and tools on how to do that and help you move on from the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Counselling is a special time where you have a safe and welcoming space to talk about anything on your mind, knowing that everything will be kept confidential. Whether it is just for a few sessions or for a longer season, we can all benefit from having someone to accompany us on the journey of life whenever we face difficulties and complexities.

What To Expect In The First Session

I offer an initial complementary consultation over the phone for 15-20 minutes to start off so you are able to ask me any questions and I can also get to know you and understand how you are wanting to benefit from counselling.

After that, if you would like to schedule some sessions, you can have the choice of having them face-to-face in my counselling office in Bridge of Don, or over video/Zoom or on the phone.  In the first session, we have the opportunity to discuss how we would like to work together and for you to start to share what is on your mind.

I look forward to getting to know you and welcoming you to my counselling practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

Diploma in Integrative Counselling (COSCA validated) 2019 - Vital Connexions, Edinburgh

Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching 2011 - University of Aberdeen

Associate Diploma of Social Sciences 1997 - Bible College of Queensland

Bachelor of Ministries 1998 - Australian College of Theology

Experience

Business Owner, Counsellor, Coach & Intercultural Consultant, Viewpoint Innovation, 2010-present :

- Counselling Private Practice, face-to-face sessions, zoom or phone sessions.

- Providing coaching & training for individuals, couples and families preparing for international assignments & relocation in the oil and gas industry

- Providing training and coaching for organisations with multi-cultural teams and clients, refugees, NHS, higher education, oil and gas industry, local councils, etc

- General coaching services - life & career coaching, executive & workplace coaching, resilience coaching, behavioural safety coaching.

Volunteer Counsellor, Hope Counselling, Aberdeen. 2018-2021:

Providing counselling to clients of Hope Counselling

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Cultural Issues

Race/Racism

Third Culture Kids (TCK)/Cultural Identity

Culture Shock, Relocation & Transition Stress

Feminist issues

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Fees

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

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

My fees are:

£40 per session for individuals.

For EAP counselling, kindly contact me for session fees.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available for sessions during the day and evenings (Tues-Sat).  I am not available on Sundays and Mondays.

Further information

With more than 10 years experience as an intercultural coach & consultant, working with diverse clients and industries, I am also able to help with experiences of culture & relocation stress, racial, cultural & diversity issues.  I also offer counselling for Adult TCKs (Third Culture Kids).

Aberdeen
Aberdeen City
AB22

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

Social

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