A fully qualified cognitive behavioural therapist. I work primarily from a CBT perspective aiming to create a warm, safe, supportive relationship based on empathy, acceptance and openness. With a foundation in the Person Centred approach, I have additional training in Compassion Focused Therapy and Schema Therapy, and combine elements of these approaches with Mindfulness and Mindful Self-Compassion to work in a creative way that is tailored to your individual needs.
I have extensive and ongoing experience from private practice and in a psychiatric hospital setting working with adults (16+) across a wide range of issues where people are experiencing distress. We will work collaboratively at a pace that suits you to address your goals and aspirations.
I can offer appointments in Dumfries and Dalbeattie during the day and early evening, and also some weekends by arrangement.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Group Work Training in Compassion Focused Therapy Training in Schema Therapy Training in Mindfulness and Mindful Self-Compassion
I have been a private practitioner for five years and have extensive experience of working with a wide range of issues across the anxiety and depression spectrums, working with adults and young people aged 16+. I have also been working in a private psychiatric hospital for 3 years with the complexities of acute and chronic mental health issues.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with