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(Ad. Dip. Psy C.)

About me

I am qualified in Integrative Therapy which means I use (and combine) several types of Therapy depending on the individual needs of my client. I work from my Therapy room in my home in Larkhall.

I offer you a confidential space where you are safe to talk about your problems and challenges. 

Anxious? stressed? worried? low self-esteem?  low mood? jealousy issues? confidence problems? overwhelmed?..........just not feeling the way you normally do? But can't explain why?

We can explore whatever is needed to help you to begin to feel yourself again.

Some people bottle up issues for years, and by doing this we can really affect our overall health. I believe that many of our issues begin from experiences we had as children or young people.  Working through these, making sense of them (at your own pace), it's possible to help you to see where some of these emotions and feelings are stemming from.

I can also help with tools and coping strategies for  be you to be more confident of living with, and dealing with your issues in the future.

As well as working with adults, I have gained a lot of experience working with children and young people, and so I see clients of all ages.

I am fully insured and all of my certificates are available to view if required.

I attend monthly supervision.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
  • 6 months training with Cruse Bereavement Services with CYP
  • Various Training Workshops with Place2be including safeguarding, children's emotional wellbeing, hidden harms, making endings, helping children tell their stories, Gangs and Child Sexual Exploitation...and many more.
  • Adult and Child Safeguarding.
  • Couple's Toolkit
  • Helping with anger issues
  • Partner with alcohol/ substance problems
  • Low self-esteem/ confidence issues
  • Co-dependency
  • Infidelity

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Marriage Problems

Imposter syndrome

Self compassion/self esteem


Emotional Eating

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£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Sessions cost £45, or £125 if booked and paid in a block of 3.

Sessions of 90 minutes also available at £60, or £160 if booked and paid in a block of 3.

Family / Couples sessions £65 / £175 block of 3.

Fees must be paid by bank transfer prior to the session. ( If you cannot do this for any reason, please contact me and we will make an arrangement to suit you)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

If it's difficult for you to fit in with my hours, I will do my best to fit in with yours

Further information

  • I've worked in private practice now for several years, working with all age groups (youngest 9 years and oldest 86 years...so far!)
  • I worked with Cruse Bereavement Services
  • I currently work with The Spark counselling young people in high school
  • I worked with Place2be, children's mental health charity in schools
  • I worked with 'Who Cares? Scotland' with young care experienced people
  • Low Confidence and Self-esteem.
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Working on anger issues in children and adults
  • Living through lockdown
  • Bereavement
  • Couples
  • Jealousy

Larkhall, South Lanarkshire, ML9

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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