I am a highly qualified registered counselling psychologist, and clinical director of Auric Psychology in Hamilton. I have spent time working in the third sector in adult services and learning disability services as well as primary schools, colleges and with adults within the NHS.
My approach to therapy is to work with you, rather than for you. I hold a belief that although I carry psychological expertise, you would only have come to me if you had tried multiple ways of coping yourself. In this way I aim to work collaboratively with you to understand your difficulties within a safe, confidential and supportive setting, where you will be treated with respect and compassion.
If you are feeling stuck, like you are repeating patterns in your life but you are unsure about how to change this, feel free to contact me for a free consultation to discuss your needs, and how I might be able to help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am HCPC accredited as a counselling psychologist with experience in offering specialised psychological therapy to adults, children, families and couples with moderate to complex difficulties.
I have a professional doctorate in counselling psychology, (Dpsych) which qualifies me to work with adults and children with a wide range of problems. I am expertly trained to use multiple models of therapy such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), schema therapy, couples therapy and person-centered therapy. I also have additional training in:
- Complex trauma
- Play therapy for children
- Autism training
- Child and adult protection
- Schema work for personality disorders
- Behavioural couples therapy.
I also offer clinical supervision for counsellors, psychotherapists and other professionals.
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
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
I offer a 10-15 minute free phone consultation for you to ask any questions you might have, and to support you to make the most suitable decision about how to move forwards.
I understand how it can be difficult to pick a psychologist or counsellor from these biographies, and this is why I offer a free phone consultation, to help to answer any questions you have, and to tell you more about me. If you like what you hear, then we can book a session, and if not, then you will hopefully have more information about what you want and I can hopefully help to point you in the right direction.
- My sessions are 50 minutes long
- Fees are £70 per session for individual therapy/life coaching
- Fees are £95 per session for couples/family therapy
- Supervision fees are £50 for individual supervision for 1 hour and £70 for 1.5 hours.