There can be no doubt that life throws things at us which can be very challenging and difficult to cope with. 2020 has been a year like no other, as we have been living through this pandemic and the ways that this has impacted us. Many of us have lost someone dear to us, while others have had to live with feelings of anxiety and isolation.
Often it can be the case that messages that we may have received as a child/young person can have an impact on us in the here and now. When we are triggered, we may respond in ways which we struggle to understand. Perhaps you are ready to make changes in your life and you are looking to find ways of doing this.
Working together, you and I can explore the impact of the past and look at the ways our thoughts and behaviours reflect this in the present.
I am an experienced counsellor, who has worked in the health sector for over 15 years. I am experienced in working with both men and women of all ages and find that I am able to create a safe space for them. I use an individualised approach that is warm, non-judgemental, empathic and unique to you. This gives you the opportunity to explore the things in life that are troubling you, and gives you the space to make changes and grow.
Special Areas of Interest
I have a particular interest in working with Anxiety, Depression and Trauma. I am also experienced in working with Addictions, Bereavement and Work Related Stress.
I am based in the central belt of Scotland and have rooms in Stirling and Linlithgow. All are located in the centre of town and are convenient for transport links.
I am PVG checked and abide by COSCA's Code of Ethics.
Please do not hesitate to contact me for an informal chat on 07749024784
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained in a Person-Centred/Psychodynamic integrative approach. Since qualifying, I have worked as a Counsellor in charity organisations, Quiet Waters in Falkirk and Libertas in Linlithgow.
I have been employed as an Addictions Worker/Counsellor in a service for people who have been affected by trauma and addictions, and have offered counselling in prison. I have also worked with people who have a family member in prison.
As I believe it is important to continually be growing as a Counsellor, I have recently started a Postgraduate Level Diploma in CBT Therapy.
- 2019 / 2020- Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- 2019 - Understanding Drugs and Alcohol
- 2018 - Introduction to Schema Therapy
- 2017 - Trauma and the Brain
- 2016 - Bereavement
- 2015 - Impact of Drug and Alcohol Misuse on Children and Families
- 2015 - COSCA Accredited Diploma in Counselling
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
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.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £40 for a session online or £50 for face to face work
Please note I only accept payment by Bank Transfer.