BSc Psychology, PG Dip Counselling, PgC Autism & Asperger MBACP
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Thank you for looking at my profile which will offer you some insight to how I work as a therapist. Sometimes, life throws us some challenges that we are able to take in our stride. However, sometimes life can throw us challenge after challenge and what we feel we would normally be able to cope with (if we took each individual challenge on their own) becomes overwhelming. Things like relationship difficulties, loss/bereavement, trauma and low mood can all take its toll.
I can help hold and facilitate change with an empathic, understanding and accepting approach at a pace that's right For you. I can help you to work through your difficulties in a non-judgemental way and offer you a space to be heard. Clients are the centre of all my work and I value each person as a unique individual. Therapy is tailored to the needs of each individual and is confidential.
Many individuals describe going away from their first session feeling a sense of immediate relief to have begun finding a way through what seemed difficult or impossible on their own. Our work together will be collaborative and there will be no pressure for you to disclose anything you don’t want to.
I am experienced with working with a range of issues including Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Abuse, Bereavement/Loss, Stress, Relationship Difficulties, and Life Adjustments.
if there is anything else you would like to know, please do not hesitate to get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Psychology (Glasgow Caledonian University)
Pg Dip Person Centred Counselling (Strathclyde University)
Pg Cert Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Sheffield Hallam University
Emotion Focused Therapy (Strathclyde University)
various other CPD including
Mindfulness, Couple Counselling, Trauma, Group Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, and ACT
Experience of working for NHS and First Psychology. Previous mental health experience working in GP practice, Crisis Erskine and SAMH. Various continued professional development in Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Compassion Focused Therapy, ACT, Couple Therapy, Groups, Trauma, Abuse, and Autism.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£65.00 per session
£65 per session. Session length is 50 minutes for both individual and couples
When I work
Please call First Psychology for availability information
Appointments are mostly available Thursdays and Fridays and weekday evenings. Weekend appointments are available on request .