***Please know that hand sanitiser and face masks are available within my practice for your use, contact surfaces are regularly cleaned and the space is large enough for social distancing to be maintained***
Who I Am
I know first hand that people look for counselling when things in their lives are difficult. I myself have reached out for help when I have needed it, so I know not only how difficult life can be, but also the help, space and lifeline that counselling can give, both for me and my family.
What I Offer
My aim is to offer you a space where problems can be worked through together.
What to Expect - Adults
A First Meeting
A first appointment will be arranged where we can meet each other either face to face, via a phone call or video call. I will explain the type of therapy I offer, answer any questions you might have and then we can begin to explore your reasons for seeking out counselling.
Moving on, we will arrange our next meeting time.
What The Sessions Involve
We will meet face to face, via telephone or video and here you will be invited to share you thoughts, feelings, experiences and together we will explore them gently. Our session will last for 50 minutes.
Everything you bring to the counselling session is treated in the strictest confidence and all records and notes that I may keep are kept anonymous. Trust is an essential part of the counselling process.
Periodically throughout the course of our sessions, we will review your progress and how you're feeling regarding the counselling. It is important that we both know and understand the counselling needs and these can and do change over time.
Our sessions will come to end when you feel it is time to. We will come to an end mutually and carefully, respecting the work and progress that you have made and with your sense of being able to step into your future.
What to Expect - Children
A First Meeting
A first appointment will be arranged where we can meet each other face to face, via telephone or video call and go over the reasons for seeking out support for your child. I may ask you to complete a brief questionnaire, which I will send via email if possible, which looks into your child's behaviour and will help focus on the areas of difficulty they are experiencing.
If we feel we can work together with your child, we will arrange our next meeting time.
What The Sessions Involve
We will meet in my practice which has a small, comfortable waiting room where you can stay during the session if you wish. Your child and I will go to the adjoining room and our session will begin. Our session will last for 50 minutes.
Periodically throughout the course of our sessions, we will review your child's progress and how everyone is feeling regarding the counselling. It is important that we know and understand the counselling needs and these can and do change over time.
Our sessions will come to end when you feel it is time to. We will come to an end mutually and carefully with the best interests of your child at the centre.
Important to Know
I am fully PVG checked for working with adults and children and am covered with full public liability insurance. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere fully to it's Code of Ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Supervisor - COSCA
- Associate Fellow - Higher Education Authority
- Core Tutor in MSC / PGDip Counselling - University of Aberdeen
- Children's Therapist - Drawing & Talking
- Volunteer Counsellor - Cairns Counselling
- Volunteer Play Therapist - Grampian Regional Equality Council
- PGDip Person Centred Counselling - University of Aberdeen
- Volunteer Counsellor - Childline
- BA Hons Law & Management - Robert Gordon University
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.