I am a cognitive behavioural therapist and counsellor with an independent practice based at my home in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire.
I offer a safe, non-judgemental, compassionate and confidential space to talk about your problems, issues or challenges. I will work with you to set goals and provide you with the tools and techniques to help you achieve them.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking based therapy which is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) to help treat depression, anxiety disorders and other mental, emotional and physical health issues. Although CBT is my main approach, elements of other types of psychotherapy may be incorporated to suit your individual needs.
CBT involves working together to identify what is keeping you ‘stuck’ in unhelpful thinking or behaviour patterns and then agreeing on strategies to change these in order to improve the way you feel and meet your goals. It focuses on your current problems and equips you with tools and techniques to cope with them both now and in the future.
I work within the ethical frameworks of COSCA and BABCP.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
- Associate of the Chartered Management Institute (ACMI)
- First Aid certificate
I also have an extensive business background which includes coaching, team building and leadership, personal development, problem-solving and risk management. As a result of my wider experience, I understand the pressures and stresses of both personal and professional life.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£40 per 50 minute session
In addition to my private work I also work 3 days per week with PETAL (People Experiencing Trauma and Loss).
I provide counselling to adults bereaved by murder or suicide who self refer to PETAL.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please contact me by email or phone to discuss availability and/or make an appointment.
Types of client