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About me

I am an experienced registered counsellor/psychotherapist. I offer private individual therapy on an ongoing or short term basis to adults and older children. My consulting room is a comfortable, safe and confidential setting in Aberdeen’s West End.

Life brings us many challenges, and whether you come with specific issues or because you would like to understand yourself better, I seek to build a safe, trusting and empathic relationship in which you can process difficult or painful feelings at your own pace in a thought provoking atmosphere.

The core of my approach is person-centred. This approach moves away from the idea of the therapist as an expert who can ‘fix’ you, trusting instead that you possess the innate capacity to fulfil your own potential given the right conditions. Finding the right therapist for you is crucial, so please come and meet me and see if it feels right for us to work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Post Graduate Diploma (Distinction) in Person Centred Counselling from the University of Aberdeen and I am a registered member of BACP.

I am completing a Masters in Contemporary Psychotherapy at The Metanoia Institute in London.

I have experience of working as a staff counsellor with ACIS (Aberdeen Counselling and Information Service). I deal with a wide variety of issues.

I have experience of working with NSPCC and within the volunteer sector with people of varying ages and backgrounds with a range of difficulties.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

I charge £50.00 per hour, concessions may be available, in certain circumstances, upon request.  Appointments available daytime and early evenings.

When I work

Daytime, and early evening appointments available.

Further information

Counselling is a second career for me, I also have a BA in Business Administration and enjoyed a long and varied career in Business Management.

The Coach House, Carden House, Carden Place, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB10 1UT

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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