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BA (hons), PG Dip Counselling, MBACP

About me

Do you feel worthless and struggle with confidence? Do you find that you compare yourself to others and worry what they think of you? Perhaps you are struggling to say what you want to please others, and feel it’s hard to say no?  You might have had an experience where you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious and struggle to manage your feelings.

At times, this might mean you put yourself down and don’t feel good enough, feeling you don’t fit in or belong.  Carrying guilt and self-doubt can suffocate and chip away at your self-esteem, which can cause low mood, self-hate and impact your family relationships.  

Counselling can help you process and move past unspoken experiences. It can support you to feel confident in communicating your feelings more assertively, so that others understand your needs making your relationships more fulfilling.

I can help you to challenge your critical thoughts and encourage you to show yourself kindness and lessen the guilt you may be holding.  Sometimes just saying your thoughts out loud and naming your feelings can help to make you feel less weighed down, giving you more clarity and a shift in perspective.

I work with many issues, but have over 10 years of experience with women and young people who have experienced domestic abuse, sexual abuse and sexual assault.  This experience can keep you small and might make you question yourself.  I will validate your experience and help you to understand that what happened wasn’t your fault.

I have over 20 years experiencing of supporting young people in various settings, including a sexual health clinic where I worked with issues such as relationships, confidence, pregnancy loss and termination of pregnancy.  Having been on my own pregnancy loss journey, I know the painful rollercoaster of emotions and silent grief that follows.  You can check out my blog in my website www.kjcounselling.co.uk

I am a fully qualified and BACP registered Counsellor.  I use a Person-Centred approach, which means I put you at the centre, and trust that you will get to the place of change and growth in your life at your own pace. Although it is not about techniques, using our therapeutic relationship and connection, we can find a solution by helping you find the answers within you.  I will get alongside you with warmth and notice with curiosity what you share so you feel truly heard and start to believe in yourself.  

Counselling is for everyone, not just for those that have reached rock bottom.  It is a positive self-care practise for your mental health and to feel better about yourself.  I understand the courage it takes to reach out for support and open up about your feelings, so it’s important you find the right therapist.  I offer a free 15 minute consultation to see how we might work together. Please have a look at my website for further information.  I look forward to connecting with you.  

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered member of BACP

Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling - University of Strathclyde

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling - University of Strathclyde

BA (hons) Psychology, University of Strathclyde

I have provided counselling in various settings such as primary and secondary schools, sexual health clinics, addiction services, mental health, GP Practices and the Voluntary and Public Sector with adults and young people.

I am committed to maintaining a high standard of care and attend regular training courses and conferences for my CPD.  This has included:

  • Certificate in Online and telephone counselling
  • Diploma in NLP (Neuro Linguistic programming)
  • Chronic Pain 
  • Working with children and young people
  • Children and young people's experiences of trauma and abuse
  • Child and Adult Protection
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Domestic Abuse Awareness Qualification - Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Sexual Health and Genitourinary Medicine
  • SQA - Independent Domestic Abuse Advocate Training
  • Infant Loss Foundation Training
  • Addictions support and counselling Training Via Alcohol Focus Scotland
  • Sexual abuse
  • Therapeutic Group work training - CEDAR
  • ASIST suicide awareness prevention training
  • Self compassion, inner critic, procrastination, imposter syndrome
  • Assertiveness and conflict resolution

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Working with young people.

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

My fee is £50 per session for 50 minutes. Payments can be made by credit/debit card at the end of each session, or by banks transfer before your session.

When I work

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Please contact me for availability

Further information

Parking is available on the main road.  Directions can be given when an appointment has been made.  

Head Of Muir, Stirlingshire, FK6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

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.

This is unavailable as there is a small step at the door of the Summer house. Online therapy and telephone counselling is available if that feels comfortable for you.

Online platforms

Zoom

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