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MSc Couns Psychotherapy & Cert in Clinical Supervision MBACP

About me

HeLo Counselling and Wellbeing

I can arrange counselling via the online platforms of Zoom or WhatsApp. I can also arrange sessions via the telephone.

Discover your potential

As a Person Centred Counsellor I am committed to providing you with a safe open and non-judgmental environment where you have space to talk about your concerns, feel listened to and know you have been heard. I will allow you to explore your problems with me in a therapeutic relationship based on trust, empathy and acceptance.

My approach is centred on the development of a trusting relationship and seeing the potential for healing. I am here to listen and meet you in your experiences. To support you to find your own sense of power to create positive changes in your own life.

My experience

  • Private Practice

I have a private practice working with both adults and children dealing with  various mental health and wellbeing concerns. Please see our website at HeLo Counselling and Wellbeing

  • Clinical Supervision

As a clinical supervisor I offer supervision to fully qualified counsellors, trainee counsellors and also deliver group supervision sessions.

  • COSCA certificate in Clinical Supervision
  • School Counsellor

I have over 5 years Counselling experience working with pupils in both the primary and secondary school settingIn schools I provide both one to one and group support work for pupils who are experiencing issues such as stress, anxiety, eating disorders, peer relationships, anger and many others.

Other Counselling Roles

I have worked as a Counselling Psychotherapist for an Integrated Mental Health Team. In this setting I focused on working with clients experiencing issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, suicidal ideation, bereavement and loss. I have a number of years’ experience working with adult survivors of abuse dealing with trauma and CPTSD. I have also worked as a Counsellor in a university, working with students facing a range of issues linked to university life.

I works with clients over both short-term and long-term periods depending on your therapy needs.  I hold an enhanced disclosure PVG's.

Mindfulness Training

Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP)

I am a fully qualified teacher of Mindfulness in Schools - .be (dot-be) "stop and be". Here I deliver a 10 week mindfulness programme specifically designed for 11-18 years olds. With mindfulness training, people can develop ways of regulating their thoughts and emotions by practicing mindful breathing and grounding techniques.

Additional information.

Prior to my counselling career was an Adult Education Teacher. This involves working with adults aged 16 to 60+ who require support to gain skills/qualifications in Literacy, Numeracy and Information Technology.  I also worked for over 20 years as an Advice and Guidance Manager and I have a wealth of experience in supporting clients to develop their skills and potential.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Stirling University
  • COSCA certificate in Clinical Supervision
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Stirling University
  • Trained in Trauma Work
  • Certificate in Advanced Drawing and Talking Therapy
  • Mindfulness In Schools Trainer
  • Training in Mindfulness Therapy MBSR
  • Training in Art Therapy
  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
  • BA (Hons) in Tertiary Education with Teaching Qualification
  • Diploma in Higher Education with Adult Literacies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Advice and Guidance

Member organisations

BACP

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

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Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

The cost per session is £45.

Concession for 16 & 17 year olds £35.00 per session.

Under 16 £30.00

Our premises has parking available for you to use at no cost.

When I work

Day time and evenings

Further information

Once I receive your enquiry I will contact you to arrange your first appointment. The initial appointment is an opportunity to discuss your concerns and look at the best way forward. During this appointment I will explain how counselling works and answer any questions you may have.

Once you are happy to proceed with counselling I will ask you to sign a contract and establish clear boundaries. This explains my professional commitment to you in regards to:

Date and times of appointments
The confidentiality agreement
The professional client/counsellor relationship
How and when to contact your counsellor outside of the sessions e.g. cancellation

This is not a legally binding document and you are free to stop the sessions at any time.

Dunfermline, Fife, KY12

Dunfermline, Fife, KY11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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 mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I hold a COSCA accredited Certificate in Clinical Supervision. I offer both one to one and group supervision sessions.

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