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Dip PC Couns, Reg Member COSCA

About me

I help people with a variety of issues, from bereavement, family conflicts, people who are struggling to get from day to day or social anxiety. Are you a carer and spend your time looking after the needs of others, but can't afford that time for yourself? Do you want your voice to be heard- are you going through life being told what to do or think and have never been given the autonomy to be 'yourself'? Do you even know who that is? Have you have forgotten or haven't experienced any sort of joy or purpose in your life? Are you aware you hold a lot of emotion in your body and that can cause dis-ease? Are you aware of your emotions?

I help people by meeting them right where they are, with no agenda or judgement. I offer genuine warmth and compassion and am passionate about helping people get through whatever issue it is that found them seeking help. Sessions can facilitate organic growth just by being in the moment with another person who isn't looking to fix you or offer advice.

How to get started.

Send me an email ,message or call me and we can arrange a 20-30 minute free no obligation chat which gives you the chance to see if you think I would be a good match for you. From that chat we can discuss going forward (or not) and if you would like in person or remote sessions, weekly, fortnightly etc.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked within the 3rd sector working with carers and people with general worries to trauma, abuse, parents of transgender children and anxiety. 

I worked in the petrochemical industry for 20 years prior to re-training as a counsellor as I had a desire to help people. I drew a likeness in the process and flow within the petrochemical industry to the process and flow generated within people in their lives.

Member organisations

COSCA

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSCA)

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.

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have carried out training with The Foundation for Infant Loss, covering miscarriage,  still birth and sudden infant death syndrome.

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • Face to face sessions cost £50 per hour
  • Online/ telephone sessions cost £40 per hour.
  • Outdoor sessions cost £45 per hour.

Students and unemployed people cost £30 an hour (maximum of 12 sessions at this cost.)

I also offer ‘bundle’ packages, where you can pay for 5 sessions up front, scheduled for whenever suits you, in which you receive the 5th session 50% off.

  • Students: 5 sessions = £135
  • Zoom/Telephone: 5 sessions = £180
  • In person: 5 sessions = £225
  • Outdoor therapy: 5 sessions = £200

When I work

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Further information

I am warm, caring individual who ”takes you as I find you” when we meet. I have no agenda within sessions, only that I meet you right where you are and listen in a caring, empathetic and non judgmental way. I have a relaxed style of being and aim to make you feel safe and supported during our time together.

Forth Social & Leisure Club Ltd, Forth Centre, Grangemouth Road, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, FK2 9DD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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.

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My room has a clearance of 28” for chairs to enter. If your chair is larger than this it would be only be a few steps from the doorway to the sofa.

Additional languages

Spanish

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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