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About me

I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a background in Health Psychology, providing private therapy in Paisley.

I provide a supportive and sensitive environment where you can discuss your situation without pressure or judgement, and we can work together to help you find a way to cope with your difficulties. Often it is difficult to understand why we are distressed, unhappy or not coping, and CBT can help clarify your thinking and look for practical solutions to move forward.

Cognitive behavioral therapy has been demonstrated to be an effective treatment for a wide variety of problems in hundreds of different clinical trials. It is problem-solving oriented, and clients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors.

Just a few of the problems it has been shown to be effective with are:

- Psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, anger and substance misuse;

- Medical problems with a psychological component, including conditions involving chronic or acute pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, pre-menstrual syndrome and sleep disorders.

CBT is also used to address stress, low self-esteem, grief and loss, work-related problems and problems associated with ageing.

Since graduating in Psychology in 2002 I have worked extensively with clients in the statutory and voluntary sectors as a therapist, psychologist and support worker. I have particular experience in working in areas such as trauma and PTSD, anxiety, bereavement, obsessive compulsive behaviours, coping with physical health problems, addiction, domestic violence, anger management and physical and sexual abuse.

I am a Accredited member of British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and a Counsellor member of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA).

AXA and AVIVA approved provider.

Training, qualifications & experience

Doctorate in Psychology
Post-Graduate Diploma (Drugs & Alcohol)
BSc (hons) Psychology
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

COSCA Certificate in Counselling

Diploma in Clinical Supervision

I was employed as a Research Psychologist at the Universities of Glasgow and Ulster for several years, mainly in the areas of stress, family functioning, social anxiety and coping skills. I have extensive experience of working with people with chronic illnesses, their families and carers.

I have since worked for organisations providing support for people with addictions and with those who have experienced domestic violence.

Along with one-to-one therapy, I work for The Centre of Therapy, Glasgow as Internal Verifier  on the Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, where I am responsible for academic standards and quality assurance in teaching and assessment.

I am happy to have an initial informal talk by phone or by email prior to booking your first session.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSCA)

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.

It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


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

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

Accredited Register Scheme

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College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

£60 per session, reduction for unwaged/ students.

When I work

Daytime and evening appointments available online.

4 Orr Square, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2DL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details



In person

I offer counselling supervision for trainees and qualified therapists in person at my office in Paisley and online.

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