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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.