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(MBACP)

About me

There can be no doubt that life throws things at us which can be very challenging and difficult to cope with.  This can leave us feeling anxious, panicky, low in mood or perhaps just feeling sad.

Sometimes the 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 or behave in ways which we don't make sense to us.

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 today.  We can unpack this and find alternative ways of coping.

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 Panic, Bereavement and Social Anxiety.

Location

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 the BACP Code of Ethics.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for an informal chat on 07749024784

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Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

I have trained in a Person-Centred/Psychodynamic integrative approach.  I am also a qualified CBT Therapist.

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.

Training

  • 2019 -2021 - 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

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.

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

Please note I only accept payment by Bank Transfer

When I work

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I have availability Monday - Friday.

Message me for details.

Family Life Centre, 61-63 Murray Place, Stirling, Stirlingshire, FK8 1AP

Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

Online platforms

Skype
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