I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist providing therapy for a range of issues which affect individuals. I have over thirteen years experience working with children, young people and adults to overcome social and emotional difficulties and have a particular interest in working with children and young adults.
I have experience working collaboratively with individuals to overcome difficulties in the following areas:
- Anxiety, panic, phobias and OCD
- Low self-esteem and confidence issues
- Relationship difficulties
- Suicide Ideation
I am a registered Counsellor Member of COSCA included on the COSCA Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists that is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. I abide by the COSCA statement of Ethics and Code of Practice. I aim to provide a safe, accepting and confidential space to support individuals to explore and overcome their difficulties and achieve their goals.
Training, qualifications & experience
- SCOTACS Diploma in Counselling and Group Work – a Cognitive Behavioural Approach
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
- B.A Honours Degree Psychology
- Accredited ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills) Trainer
After graduating with an Honours Degree in Psychology in 2002 I began my career in the field of Behavioural Therapy with children diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. For the last ten years I have worked in several Local Authorities as a Home School Partnership Officer providing one to one support and group work programmes for children, young people and parents affected by a range of social and emotional issues. I embarked on the COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate in 2005 and began the Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in 2013. During the diploma I completed a training placement, within the NHS, at a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. Here, I provided Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for young adults and parents of children within the service. In addition to this, I completed Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) in 2005 and have been an accredited ASIST trainer since 2009.
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
Therapy session: £45
Group work: Additional information on request
Currently I practice out of the Centre of Therapy in central Glasgow.