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MA, PgDip

About me

Hello there, thank you for visiting my page.

First of all, I would like to wish you a warm welcome. Being here and looking for potential therapists is a big step towards making a positive change in your life, or the life of a loved one. Finding the therapist who is right for you is fundamental to the success of personal therapy. I will tell you a little bit about me and the way that I work, if that sounds like it could help then I would love to hear from you.

In the interests of public safety during the COVID 19 pandemic I am not offering face to face sessions at present. Sessions will be held via zoom or phone call.


I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, registered with both the BACP. I work openly and honestly with my clients, providing a safe environment to collaboratively explore difficulties and work towards personal goals. It is my personal aim to help you get to know yourself a bit better, and to help you to develop meaningful coping strategies that will allow you to deal with life’s stressors, whatever and whenever they might be.

As a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist I am interested in exploring the way you think as well as the way that you behave, and demonstrating the intrinsic link between the two. A typical Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) session involves breaking down recent life events that have caused you distress. Together we will take a closer look at the way in which your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and behaviours have been triggered and work out what is no longer helpful for you. The goal of CBT is to break the cycle that negative thinking creates and work on more adaptive and positive ways of thinking and behaving.

Despite a strong presence of CBT I do work in an integrative manner that is flexible to the needs of my clients. This could involve drawing on different counselling and therapeutic modalities that fit with the style of my client.

if this sounds like something that could help you, please get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • SCOTCAS Diploma in Counselling & Group Work
  • COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • MA Psychology (hons)

I have experience working with individuals presenting with a wide range of issues including:

  • Depression
  • Relationship / Interpersonal Problems
  • Substance Misuse
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Anxiety

I also have extensive experience of working with adults with a learning disability in a social care settings as well as within an NHS speech and Language environment.

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

Fees

Additional information

Sessions are typically 1 hour and charged at a rate of £40 per hour

Further information

How to get started:

Contact me via email, we will set up an initial session to meet and talk about how counselling can support you. If you are happy to continue after the initial session we will meet weekly for an agreed period of time, we will review this regularly to ensure you are getting the most you can from therapy.

Burntisland, Fife, KY3

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Zoom