I work as a person-centred counsellor with adults with a wide range of issues. Within an accepting and non-judgemental environment clients are encouraged to speak openly about their emotions and explore issues at their own pace. My belief is that by giving you the space and time to put into words how you feel some sense can be made of feelings in the here and now whilst acknowledging the possible impact of early life experiences. The gentle and empathic nature of the therapeutic alliance can facilitate a deeper understanding and growing sense of what is right for you in your own particular circumstances. In this way the client's own inner resources and potential can be realised and new possibilities can emerge.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Hons Psychology Edinburgh University
Diploma in Counselling Moray College
I have been in private practise for over six years. I also work for 3 local charities - Crossreach, CLAN and MND Scotland
I am a member of BPS (British Psychological Society) and a Registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a 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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I am available Mon-Fri 9-5pm
I am able to work on short and long term basis.