I work as a Psychodynamic practitioner and believe that unresolved issues from our earliest experiences can impact on our relationships and cause us to have difficulties in both our working and private lives. Our earliest relationships can influence how we feel about ourselves, and difficulties we may have had in these relationships can often end up playing out, usually unconsciously, in our behaviour patterns and adult relationships throughout our lives. I can provide a safe and confidential space where these issues can be talked about and explored. If we can understand ourselves better and develop insight into how we relate to others, we can then make different choices if we choose to do so.
I have a particular interest in loss and bereavement and feel that our earliest experiences of loss can affect us throughout our lives. I believe all counselling is about loss of some kind, it may not always be a bereavement, it may be divorce or major transitions in our lives such as retirement, ill health or menopause, all of which can make us feel as if we have lost of part of ourselves.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a background in Nursing and Midwifery and worked in the NHS for 30 years as a Nurse, Midwife and Family Nurse. Being with families at some of the most vulnerable times of their lives is a real privilege but I often felt I had limited time to just listen and be with the client. My interest in counselling stemmed from this and in 2012 I completed a Graduate Certificate in Counselling at Abertay University, Dundee and went on to work with CRUSE Scotland. I have since trained with Human Development Scotland completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Relations and Counselling (Psychodynamic).
I currently work in Palliative Care and am a Volunteer Counsellor for two charities in Dundee and Angus.
I am a Registered member of the BACP and COSCA.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£40 for a 50 minute session.
Please contact me by telephone or email so we can have a short discussion about your current difficulties then decide if we will meet for an assessment session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Other times may be available
Types of client