I'm a senior Cognitive Behaviour Therapist/Counsellor with 30 years experience with a variety of psychological issues, both from the NHS and private practice. I initially studied cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) at Dundee University in 1999, and qualified with a Masters in CBT in 2010.
I can offer you a safe, quiet and confidential space for you to explore and understand your problems, and together, we can find some effective ways to deal with them. I practice from a discrete and comfortable room in between Charing Cross and the west end.
If you are interested, my website can give some more information on me, or please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm currently employed part time with the NHS/ Department of Mental Health and Wellbeing at Glasgow University as a clinical specialist/staff trainer, delivering training in CBT. I also work as a Mental Health Advisor/Cognitive Therapist for Glasgow University student counselling.
I was recently involved in a national research project into low mood/depression at Glasgow University/NHS, where I was the Senior Cognitive Therapist delivering the treatment.
Prior to this I spent 15 years as a counsellor/therapist and manager at The Priory Hospital/Clinic Glasgow. During this time I worked with many pyschological problems-depression, anxiety and stress, eating disorders, low self esteem and confidence, abuse, substance and alcohol missuse (amongst others).
During my career I have been involved with the Scottish Government in publishing national guidelines and have participated (and published) in various research projects looking at anxiety and low mood.
I am an accredited member of the BABCP, the lead organisation for CBT in the UK, and I adhere to their standards of conduct, performance and ethics, including frequent supervision.
1990-Registed General Nurse
1994-Registerd Mental Health Nurse
1997-BA Sociology and Politics
1999-Post Grad Diploma CBT
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
I charge £50(unwaged)- £60 per hourly session.
I am registered as a preferred provider for some of the big health insurers (again please contact me for more information).
I can have a brief conversation with you by phone or email, to establish the nature of the problem. Or if you would prefer to meet first, I can see you for a (free) 30 min session to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.