Taking the first steps towards counselling can be daunting and I aim to offer a friendly and genuine space where I hope clients can feel at ease.
All of the therapies and workshops I offer are person centred based meaning the client is seen as the expert on their own lives and rather than the therapist giving their opinion to the client the counsellor or psychotherapist in this approach works to understand an individual's experience from their point of view. Through unconditional positive regards for the client and an environment of non-judgement the client is encouraged and given the space to expand and grow at a pace that suits them. I also offer both group and individual meditation tuition.
I am committed to continued professional development and keep up to date with developments in the field of counselling and psychotherapy and am fully insured.
I offer a unique environment where therapy and workshops can take place including a comfortable indoor area with wood burning stove plus various wilder outdoor spaces including a well-being garden with permaculture at the heart of its creation, a seven acre field with a secluded wooded area with fire pit picnic table and spectacular views. I believe that environment can be therapeutic in its own right which has inspired me to develop a unique counselling environment for clients who wish to see me here in Rogart
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified at Strathclyde University in 2014 with a Post Graduate Diploma in counselling and psychotherapy.
I also have over 20 years of experience with meditation and hold a certificate in mindful meditation and have also trained in outdoor based therapy.
I have worked extensively with counselling agencies covering a wide range of mental health issues. I currently work with veterans for Poppy Scotland in Inverness and with young people on beahlf of Scottish Counselling Services as well as running my own private practice.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £40 per hour for one to one counelling and £35 per hour for one to one guided meditation sessions. Group bookings for meditation are also available - POA
Some consessions may be available for those who struggling to afford therapy.