I am a Pluralistic counsellor practicing in Dundee. If you are struggling with a difficult issue, then I would like to offer you a safe and confidential space where you can talk through things.
I charge £40 for a 60 minute session, and we can work together for a fixed short term period to achieve a specific goal, or have an open-ended agreement if you want to explore a complex or long-term issue.
I am available to take new clients at present, though only through telephone and online counselling until further notice.
What would counselling be like for me?
As a Pluralistic counsellor, I believe that there is no one type of counselling that fits all clients - in fact, that there are as many different ways to do counselling as there are clients!
I have been trained to talk with you in depth in the first session, and then offer a selection of counselling approaches that I think you would find most useful and appealing: for instance, if a client has social anxiety, I might suggest that we can find strategies to manage panic attacks (CBT), or explore relationship patterns that cause anxiety (Transactional Analysis), or maybe just provide a space where you can be heard and accepted while you get your thoughts straight (Person-centred counselling).
If you are someone who is looking for a specific type of counselling from the start, I have experience using a variety of different counselling approaches including CBT and mindfulness, Transactional Analysis, Person-centred, Gestalt, Narrative, Solution-focused, Existential and creative therapies.
Once you know what options you have, we would work together collaboratively to explore and resolve the issue which has brought you to counselling. I know that your needs may change from when we make our first agreement, so I will check in every five sessions or so, to find out if you are still finding the counselling helpful, or if your priorities have changed and you want to try something different.
Wherever we go together in counselling, I will always provide non-judgmental, empathetic space where you can be heard and accepted.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the BACP, and my relevant qualifications are:
- BA Hons Fine Art (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art)
- Post-Graduate Certificate Counselling Skills (University of Abertay)
- Post-Graduate Diploma Counselling (University of Abertay)
I have been working in the voluntary sector since 2014 with a diverse range of clients in a variety of settings. I have experience working with: depression, self-harm and suicidal ideation; social anxiety, general anxiety and phobias; low self-esteem; bereavement and loss; relationship problems and family of origin issues; life transitions; bullying; chronic health issues; perfectionism and motivation; anger management; isolation and loneliness; trauma recovery.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
The frequency and number of sessions is open to negotiation. The initial session will be used to gather information and to discuss what you can expect from counselling.
£40 for one 60 minute session.
My standard premises are unfortunately not wheelchair accessible; if you have any mobility issues, please let me know ahead of our first meeting so that I can arrange alternative accommodation.