I am a qualified and experienced Person Centred Counsellor, working with adults over the age of 16, within Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. I offer Face to Face, Online and Telephone Counselling within a respectful, confidential, and non-judgemental space.
I will support you, by walking alongside you, as you travel your journey of self-discovery and acceptance, enabling you to work towards your goals by exploring and reflecting on the experiences you bring.
I understand the most difficult step can often be making the decision to undertake counselling and the first conversation is often the hardest, therefore, I will provide you with a safe and accepting place, to enable you to build a trusting relationship, encouraging you to explore and reflect on the issues that are concerning you.
I believe that each person has their own unique understanding of the world which outlines their responses and feelings about themselves.
I will listen with care and insight, empowering and motivating you to find your own coping solutions, moving forward by exploring your choices on how you can respond to the world.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PG Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy, (University of Aberdeen)
- COSCA Counselling Skills Certificates 1 – 4, (University of Aberdeen)
- Certificate of Proficiency (CoP) for BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- Counselling Member of COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland)
- Registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- I also volunteer at a charitable organisation in Aberdeen, that supports individuals affected by mental health, by offering counselling services.
- Certificate in Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA)
- Certificate in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
- Member of Aberdeen Counselling Forum
- Hold a PVG with Disclosure Scotland
- I have professional indemnity insurance
I regularly attend counselling and psychotherapy courses and events and am dedicated to advancing my professional development.
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.
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
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Each Counselling session lasts for 50 minutes and the fee per session whether Face to Face, Zoom video, Zoom voice only or telephone is £45, with a concession fee of £35.00 for students.
I have a cancellation policy that requires all clients to give 24hrs notice (one working day) if they wish to cancel a session. The full fee will otherwise be payable where the 24 hours’ notice has not been given, or if a client fails to attend their session.