MA ( Hons), PG Dip Counselling, Reg.BACP
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'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 working in the West end of Glasgow. I'm also a yoga teacher which I'm equally passionate about. I'd like to work with you on whatever issues are troubling you in a timescale to suit you. I'm currently just working with Zoom which allows you to work from a space you feel totally comfortable in.
For me, training in the person-centred approach made sense in that it isn't about me 'solving your problems' or knowing what is right for you better than you do! Instead, 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 five years
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
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
£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.
When I work
I can offer you appointments during the day and after working hours. Please email me to arrange prior to our first appointment.
I am also happy to work via Zoom, which I have found to be a very flexible and effective way of working with clients.