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PG Dip Counselling, MBACP (Accred)

About me

Hi! I am a qualified person centred counsellor working in private practice in Baillieston and Glasgow city centre.

We all go through times in our lives where we face issues which seem overwhelming and often we feel there is nowhere to turn.

I offer a safe and nurturing space where I will listen without judgement, and work with you to help you understand your thoughts and feelings. Together we can identify where these may be having a negative impact on your life. I will support and help you as you explore and make sense of your issues, working towards finding answers that will work for you.

In that way, you can develop skills and strategies you can take forward to help you live your best possible life.

As well as person centred therapy, I have also studied Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), which is about learning to communicate with ourselves in a more positive way, and I sometimes use this method during sessions.

I understand that taking the first step in asking for help can be daunting, but please just get in touch by phone, text or email, and we can talk things through and discuss how counselling might help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

2018   PG Diploma in Counselling & Psychological Well-being

2011   COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills

2009   Diploma in Pet Bereavement Counselling

2008   Certificate in Neuro Linguistic Programming

2007   CRUSE Bereavement Care Foundation Certificate

As well as working in private practice I work with Petal Support, an organisation helping clients who have been bereaved due to suicide, murder or COVID-19.

I have also worked with Therapeutic Counselling Services (employee assistance programme) and Crisis in Erskine, a general counselling service, incorporating clients from G.P referrals and self referrals.

I worked on a voluntary basis with Cruse Bereavement Care

Member organisations

BACP

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

Fees

Additional information

My sessions normally last for one hour and my fee is £40 per session.

Appointments are available from 7am - 10pm week days.

I will always try to accommodate a time that suits you.

When I work

Appointments available 7am - 10pm week days and week ends. I will always try to accommodate a time that suits you.

Further information

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and work in accordance with its code of ethics and subject to its complaints procedure.

14 Willowdale Crescent, Baillieston, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G69 7NL

The Meeting Rooms, 4th Floor Connal Building, 34 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 1DA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages

None