'At one time or another, we all try to silence painful emotions. But when we succeed in feeling nothing, we lose the only means we have of knowing what hurts us, and why.'
(Stephen Grosz, The Examined Life)
Hello. I am a qualified person-centred therapist in the West end of Glasgow and I'm based in Napiers Herbalists, Glasgow. I'd like to work with you on whatever issues are preventing you from living your best life, in a timescale to suit you. I can also work by Skype.
For me, training in the person-centred approach meant I could be sure that I was offering my clients the best service I can without any thoughts that I am an 'expert' on you and your life. Rather we will work together to uncover, explore or resolve whatever it is you are facing.
I've had a range of different jobs in my career but my work as a therapist - sitting alongside someone at a difficult point in their life and seeing them learn to cope in a better way or resolve something which has been holding them back - is the most rewarding work I've done.
Ideally we will meet regularly - weekly works best initially - and over a session explore together your thoughts and feelings and behaviours and the issues which are troubling you. Being in therapy can be hard work - but it can change your life forever.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post-graduate diploma in counselling, University of Strathclyde
- Counselling skills certificate, University of Glasgow
- TA101 Introduction to Transactional Analysis certificate, Physis Training, Edinburgh
- Work based mentoring training for Glasgow Life
- Three years working with Crossreach at Tom Allan Centre, Glasgow
- Private practice for two years.
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
£45 per session of 50 mins.
Free initial 20 minute consultation - please let me know when you contact me if that is what you would like, otherwise I will assume you want a full session.
£35 concessionary rate on discussion of your circumstances.
I am also happy to work via Skype, which I have found to be a very flexible and effective way of working with clients.