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MSc Couns Psychotherapy & Cert Clinical Supervision- MBACP

About me

I am a Person-Centred Counsellor Psychotherapist and a qualified Clinical Supervisor. I work with young people 12 years + and adults.

I can arrange counselling via the online platforms of Zoom and WhatsApp as well as telephone sessions. 

I am experienced in working with adults and young people 12 years and over, struggling with life, mental health and general wellbeing. This includes following safeguarding and child protection policies.

I believe everyone has the abilities within themselves to thrive and reach for their full potential.

I offer a safe, confidential space for clients to explore issues that are worrying them or causing distress.

The therapeutic relationship is a two-way, non-judgemental process built on trust, empathy, and acceptance. Working together has the potential to help you discover new ways of coping with your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.


Private Practice

I have a private practice working with adults and young people, currently offering online and telephone counselling.

  • Young People

I am an experienced School Counsellor supporting young people in secondary education to deal with the pressures of life and issues with their mental health and wellbeing. 

  • Adults

I have previously worked in a GP practice where I supported adults to explore their mental health and wellbeing e.g. anxiety,  depression, anger issues.

  • Bereavement counselling

I have many years of experience supporting clients trying to make sense of the impact that grief has on their life through my work with CRUSE Bereavement Care. Offering support for clients to talk and share the pain, sadness and overwhelming emotions that accompany grief.

  • Mental Health Mentor

Currently supporting students in higher and university education to work through issues with their mental health and wellbeing. Exploring the impact this may have on their studies and working together to create study plans using SMART goals.

  • Experienced cancer nurse.

My 36 years nursing career has focused on supporting people affected by cancer at all stages of their illness, currently working for a cancer charity. This has included the experience of working closely with patients with cancer and depression. I have expert knowledge and understanding of the emotional and psychological impact that a diagnosis of cancer, or a life-threatening illness may have on an individual and their families.

Mindfulness Training

  • Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP)

I am trained to teach the Mindfulness in Schools .be curriculum (dot-be). Here I deliver a 10-week mindfulness programme specifically designed for 11-18 years olds for use in schools, further educational establishments and youth related organisations. I hold an enhanced disclosure PVG.

Mindfulness is about paying attention to what you are feeling in the here and now, focusing on what is happening inside your body and around you. 

This could help reduce issues such as anger, anxiety, stress and depression. It may also help with sleep issues and low self-esteem.

Additional Information

Alongside my person centred counselling approach I offer the use of other tools : 

  • mindfulness
  • artwork
  • Drawing & Talking interventions 
  • play therapy

Experienced in working and supporting clients in both short and long term work. Tailoring the frequency of sessions and support required to meet the needs of the individual and their emotional wellbeing.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • COSCA Certificate in Clinical Supervision
  • BACP accredited-MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Stirling University
  • BACP accredited- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Stirling University
  • Drawing and Talking Therapy Training-Foundation & Advanced Knowledge certificates
  • Online and Telephone Counselling -80hrs- CPD Certificate 
  • Children Matter Course-certificate
  • CRUSE Specialist Module- Bereavement and Loss
  • 8 week Mindfulness Therapy (MBSR)
  • Trained to teach Mindfulness in Schools Programme (.be)
  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
  • Mental Health First Aid-2 days
  • Mental Health First Aid Lite
  • COSCA Counselling Skills Course
  • BN with Specialist Practitioner Qualification in Cancer Nursing
  • Registered General Nurse

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

KY11 and KY12

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£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information


Cost per session is £45 

16 and 17 years old £35.00 per session

Under 16 years £30 per session

Supervision £50 per hour

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

As part of Helo Counselling and Wellbeing. We offer 50 minute appointments throughout the week, with day or evening appointments available. 

Further information

The initial session will give you an opportunity to discuss your concerns and look at the best way for us working together. During this appointment, I will explain how counselling works and answer any questions you may have.

Once you are happy to proceed with counselling I will ask you to sign a contract and establish clear boundaries.

This explains my professional commitment to you in regards to:

  • date and times of appointments
  • confidentiality agreement
  • professional client/counsellor relationship
  • how and when to contact your counsellor outside of the sessions e.g. cancellation

This is not a legally binding document and you are free to stop the sessions at any time.

Dunfermline, Fife, KY12

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

Online platforms




I offer individual, online supervision for trainee and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists.

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