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
Currently working part time for NHS for over 6 years. 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 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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
£50 per session. Session length is 50 minutes for both individual and couples
Please stipulate if you would like an initial telephone session. This will be approx 15-20 minutes
I have availability Thursday mornings and Fridays daytime and Monday-Friday evenings. Weekends are available on request.
Appointments are mostly available Thursdays and Fridays and weekday evenings. Weekend appointments are available on request .