About me

How Counselling Can Help
Talking about your thoughts and feelings can bring huge relief and help you to experience a greater sense of happiness and wellbeing.

My Commitment to you
I will offer you a caring, supportive, non-judgemental space where you will feel heard, accepted, respected and valued.


I am a professionally trained integrative individual counsellor; the foundation of which is Person Centred and I draw on the Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) approaches which means that rather than being led by one approach, I am guided by you and your needs. That said, recent research shows that the therapeutic relationship (the relationship between you and me) is more important than theory and this is central to my work. For couple counselling again my approach is integrative drawing on the work of Gottman, Dr.Sue Johnson and Harville Hendrix.  I tend to lean more to the Imago Relationship Therapy (Harville Hendrix).

How I Work
A myriad of issues can make us feel "stuck" and I see my job as providing a safe place where you feel held whilst you review those issues. They will always be part of your story however as we work together the goal is that they become your history; no longer affecting the present or hindering your future.

Special Interest
I have a special interest in the imprint childhood trauma can leave on sufferers lives as they journey into adulthood. Symptoms can include lack of childhood memories, anxiety, panic attacks, eating disorders and depression to mention but a few. For Couple Counselling my special interest is in helping the couple rediscover each other and have a greater understanding of what has happened in their relationship; whether this is whilst working on affair recovery or feeling more like"friends than lovers".

Comprehensive Resource Model (developed by Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed. )
I have found the Comprehensive Resource Model(CRM)  to be a very gentle and powerful model; particularly useful when processing trauma. CRM is a trauma therapy model that employs brain-based physiological safety as the foundation for healing. This model is a resourced based therapy and these resources enable the client to stay present as they remember without being flooded by negative emotions.

There is a car park opposite our building which is priced very reasonably

Nearest Station is Paisley Gilmore Street which is 5 minutes from Paisley Counselling

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Counselling

Diploma in Couple Counselling

Comprehensive Resource Model - Basic/ Advanced and Core Self training.

Member organisations


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.


College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.

It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Childhood trauma including physical, emotional and sexual abuse.

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Additional information

Individual initial assessment and sessions are 60 minutes and cost £60.

Couple Counselling initial assessment and sessions are 90 minutes and cost £100.

Sessions with counsellors in the practice who are working towards their accreditation last 60 minutes and cost £40.


I work between the hours of 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday. I will try and see you for an assessment as soon as possible and we can discuss future appointments at this time.

Further information

The number of sessions is determined by you and your healing journey. Some clients feel ready to end in fewer than 6 sessions and some require longer.

35 Moss Street

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Paisley Counselling is on the first floor and sadly at present the stair lift is not working and their is not lift. For those of you who would require a lift please accept my profuse appologies.

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