About me

We all can experience emotional pain and struggles in one form or another, which impact on how we relate to and interact with ourselves, others and the world around us. This is part of being human. Having a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you can work through whatever difficulties you are having now or have experienced in the past can help to increase your understanding of yourself and others, your resources and coping skills, and the quality of life you lead.

You might have a clear idea of what's troubling you, or perhaps you have a sense that something just isn't quite right in your life. Counselling can give you the room you need to explore what's going on for you, and to find a way forward to the place you want to be.

As an experienced counsellor, I have worked with adults from all walks, ages and stages of life. I work in a flexible way, so I will collaborate with you on what it is that you want to get out of our sessions. You can expect me to be honest and accepting, to treat you with respect and dignity, and as the individual that you are.

Deciding to address those things that challenge your well-being can be a daunting task, so I will work at a pace that feels safe and comfortable for you. We can discuss the number of appointments that might be right for you, I can offer both short and long term sessions depending on your needs.

If you're wondering if I might be the right counsellor for you then please get in touch with me and we can arrange an initial free of charge 20 minute appointment to see if we would be a good fit for working together.

I can offer face to face appointments or remotely by phone or video call.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified in 2014 with a Post Graduate Diploma in Pluralistic Counselling.  Within this course I undertook training in a number of different therapeutic approaches, enabling me to work flexibly to adapt to the needs of each individual client.

I am a Registered Member of the BACP.

Since qualifying I have worked primarily in the voluntary sector with addictions and trauma work, and have undergone extensive training around the impacts of and recovery from trauma. I now have a small private practice.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Availability

I have limited availability weekdays.

Newport-on-Tay
Fife
DD6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Kirsten Owen

Kirsten Owen