As a counselling psychologist, my aim is to work flexibly and in partnership with my clients to suit their individual needs. This involves ensuring that they are treated within a safe and compassionate therapeutic environment that might facilitate exploration and establish a means of coping.
I am happy to work from a range of evidence-based approaches including Cognitive-behavioural and Person-centred therapies. I also integrate elements of Compassion-focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy into my work as well as attending to lifespan issues if appropriate.
I work with individual adults with a wide range of issues and problems including: low mood/depression; anxiety; stress; eating disorders and body image issues; woman’s related issues; bereavement/grief; life transitions; obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); historic childhood sexual abuse and other complex traumas, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); and self-harm.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (D Psych) from Glasgow Caledonian University, as well as an MSc in Psychological Studies from the University of Glasgow.
I am both registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
My therapeutic roles to date have been within a number of different therapeutic settings. These include current work within an NHS primary care mental health service, and previous roles within a specialist cancer service, a university counselling service, and third sector organisations. Additionally, my previous role as designer and lecturer allows me to bring some creativity to my therapeutic work with clients.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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£85.00 per session