I will only be offering appointments via video call or by telephone until further notice.
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.
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
£40 per 50 minute session - this must be paid in advance of each appointment
In addition to my private work I also work 2 days per week with PETAL (People Experiencing Trauma and Loss) where I provide counselling to adults bereaved by murder or suicide who self refer to the service.