A cognitive behavioural therapist who provides a collaborative, supportive, non-judgmental and compassionate environment where you can discuss challenges, issues or concerns that are important to you.
Working together, you will be provided with new skills and strategies to help you make positive and lasting change in your life.
My main approach is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) with elements of other approaches incorporated to suit your needs. CBT is a talking therapy and is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) to help treat anxiety, depression, phobias and other emotional, mental and physical health issues.
How counselling can help.......
It is often difficult to understand why we are distressed, unhappy or not coping and CBT can help us to understand our problems, the main focus being on learning how to more effectively manage our thoughts, behaviours and feelings and look for practical solutions to help us move forward. Sometimes, through no fault of our own we often get stuck in vicious cycles. Exploring your thoughts and feelings in relation to difficulties you might be experiencing will help you to develop insight and understanding about yourself, your relationships and your life events.
I work within the ethical framework of BACP.
I am also an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist providing therapeutic support to the charity’s members and partner beneficiaries. I am subject to Anxiety UK’s regular monitoring of my professional qualifications, supervision, continual professional development, insurance and professional body membership.
Full details of the Anxiety UK Approved Therapist scheme can be found here www.anxietyuk.org.uk/getinvolved/therapists-at-anxiety-uk. Details about becoming a member of Anxiety UK to be able to access therapy via the charity can be found here www.anxietyuk.org.uk/membership.
I am happy to be contacted by email or phone, whichever you prefer, to arrange an initial appointment where we can look at what you would like to achieve from counselling. Similarly, if you have any questions or concerns about coming to counselling please contact me. If I am unable to take your call just leave a number and I will contact you as soon as I can or you can leave a message (secure in the knowledge that this will only be heard by myself).
At present my availability is evenings and weekends. Appointments usually last about an hour and are usually weekly or fortnightly. These can be adapted to suit your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Diploma
- ASIST Suicide Intervention
- Living Life to the Full
- Introduction to Schema Therapy
- COSCA Group Counselling Skills
- Anxiety UK Approved Therapist
- Executive Coaching (Diploma) (AoEC Accredited)
Glasgow Council on Alcohol Volunteer Counsellor
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 for each 50 minute counselling session
Coaching - Price on application.