Sometimes we feel overwhelmed by life and experience difficulties that feel insurmountable. Often we don't know where to turn. This is when counselling may help. Counselling offers a place where you can speak in confidence; where you're listened to and not judged; where you can work through your difficulties.
As a qualified person-centred counsellor I have experience of working with a range of issues including traumatic experiences, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, alcohol or drug related issues and bereavement.
I have worked with Aberdeen University Counselling Service, Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland and Aberdeen Foyer. I was also a volunteer counsellor at ChildLine Aberdeen for 5 years which allowed me to gain experience and understanding of working with young people from the ages of 12-18 in particular, although I now also work with younger children too.
Counselling, for me, is about providing a space to explore your concerns with someone who is not directly involved, and by doing this it can provide a new perspective on life. The way that I work isn't about telling you what to do, it's about listening to you and through gentle questioning getting you to identify what's going on for you and how you would like things to change. Counselling is a unique experience for everyone, and you will be very much in control of the pace and content of what is discussed, as I work to develop a space where you feel accepted, heard and understood.
Any questions at all please just get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
PgDip in Person Centred Counselling Aberdeen University
Specialist Module on Bereavement and Loss Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland
BA (Hons) Social Science (Psychology) Glasgow Caledonian University
I am a member of BACP and work within their ethical framework providing the highest level of confidentiality: whatever is shared with me will not be shared with anyone else unless I believe there is a risk of harm to my client or to others. I also receive regular support and guidance to ensure I consistently provide a high quality service.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
The cost per 1 hour session is £40.
I am happy to provide concessions where required.
I have rooms within Aberdeen and Westhill. Please refer to my website.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Aberdeen: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and weekends
Westhill: Wednesday and weekends
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a qualified supervisor and have been supervising for a few years now. .