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Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, KA1

About me

If you are reading this you are searching for some support during a difficult time. I offer confidential counselling and work with a friendly and non-judgmental manner, creating a safe space for you to discuss any problems you are experiencing. Together we can explore and understand the challenges that you are facing and work collaboratively to help you manage these or make changes. I tailor each session to suit the needs of each individual. 

I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist who has experience working with adults and young people 11+ years. I have over 6 year’s experience working with young people both in a school setting and in the community. I am currently working in Secondary schools as a school counsellor and working with adults virtually via zoom.
If you are a parent searching for support and feel your child needs someone to speak to then I will create that safe space for them to discuss any issues they may be having.
Please don’t hesitate to send me an email and we can arrange a free consultation. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and an MsC in Psychology. 

Other training courses I have taken include: 

  • Positive Psychology course at Nijmegen University, Netherlands
  • ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • Scotland’s mental health first aid: young people (SMHFA:YP)
  • LGBT training via Stonewall
  • Coercive control training via women’s aid
  • I have a Disclosure Scotland (PVG) for both adults and children

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.


£40.00 per session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I try to be as flexible as possible.

Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, KA1

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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 mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

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