I have significant experience and interest in working with people who are finding it difficult to cope with life for a variety of reasons. We often do not talk enough about what is troubling us until our problems threaten to overwhelm us. I believe in the healing power of talking therapies and would recommend this approach to anyone who is experiencing stressful life events. I offer an empathetic, non judgemental approach and will guide and assist you to achieve a positive resolution to difficulties.
I am a trained and experienced in cognitive behavioural therapy which seeks to identify the link between negative thoughts and how this affects behaviour. This type of therapy looks at your current problems and offers practical ways to improve your state of mind.
How Counselling Can Help You
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has been proven to be effective in treating a variety of conditions such as anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, sleep problems, panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder amongst others.
I am also trained in Person Centred Therapy - this approach does not use techniques and is a non-directive therapy which relies on the environment created within the therapeutic relationship.
I offer an approach which is adaptable to suit your particular needs.
What to Expect in your First Session
During your initial session I will explore with you what brought you to therapy and what your goals are i.e. to be less anxious, to manage social situations, to decrease stress levels, improve confidence. This sets a focus for the following sessions and also ensures that we work together to achieve your goals, whatever they are.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Member of BABCP - British Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapists
- Member of COSCA - Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland
I also keep up to date with relevant research and training and receive regular supervision with regard to my practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
Initial Consultation - £25 - which will assist you in deciding if therapy will be useful to you
Thereafter - £35 per hourly session
We often take care of our physical health and ignore our emotional health without recognising that the two are closely linked. Ongoing research has shown very positive outcomes from this type of treatment and many GP's will refer patients as part of their overall treatment plan. Providing a safe, non judgemental space to talk about problems is something that I think is essential to overall health and wellbeing.
North American culture has embraced therapy as an approach of choice when personal difficulties arise and I am looking forward to seeing this develop here.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible - I am also available evenings and weekends if this is more suitable to fit around work schedules
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|