During challenging times, it's very important to talk to someone who will really listen to you and understand things from your perspective.
As an experienced BACP accredited therapist, I've been supporting people to discuss and work through their personal issues in ways that meet their unique circumstances and ways of being.
Meeting together can enable us to find ways forward to self-understanding, self-insights, growth, positive changes, choices and opportunities.
Seeking support is a great beginning to finding a way back to inner calm and being able to cope better with your emotions, life and relationships. By talking with someone who is non-judgemental and accepting, you'll hopefully, be able to begin to understand and process what you're struggling with.
Together, going at a pace that works for you, we can explore what you hope to gain from counselling and work towards achieving this.
By sharing what's troubling you in a safe, supporting, unbiased and confidential relationship it can become possible to work towards the goal of therapy which Professor Stephen Joseph describes as, " Not just being about people surviving or getting through life but instead should aim to encourage people to find a way forward towards leading meaningful, purposeful and flourishing lives".
Let's work together to find a way forward that works for you.
I'm happy to work with any new, current, on-going or previous UK based clients online via Zoom Video, Voice only, or Email therapy sessions. Telephone sessions are also available. The option of in-person sessions will resume in Spring 2022.
My practice is based in Milltimber on the outskirts of Aberdeen.
Training, qualifications & experience
Since qualifying as a counsellor in 2012, I've worked in both the voluntary and private sector. I went on to train and qualify as a supervisor in 2013 and enjoy working with students, qualified/experienced counsellors and supervisors from a variety of counselling modalities.
General Certificate in Online Counselling & Therapy (Distinction) - Academy for Online Counselling & Psychotherapy - 2020
How to do Counselling Online: a coronavirus primer, O.U. & BACP - 2020
Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavioural Theory and Techniques, Primary Certificate, Albert Ellis Institute, Birmingham University - 2019
UKATA Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate, Physis, Edinburgh - 2019
BACP Registered Senior Accredited Supervisor - 2015
BACP Registered Accredited Counsellor - 2013
COSCA Certificate in Person Centred Supervision, Aberdeen
Pg. Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, Aberdeen
CSCT Certificate in Counselling Theory, Aberdeen
COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills, Aberdeen
BA in Communication Studies, Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh
Commitment to continual professional and personal development is invaluable and on-going and sits alongside keeping up-to-date with current research and practice.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online
The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Loss of sense of Self/Identity
- Personal development
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Counselling sessions last for an hour and the fee per session whether by Zoom Video, Voice only, Email or Telephone, is £50.
(The initial session will be for an hour and 10 minutes to allow time for contracting.)
Please make payments by bank transfer at least 2 hours in advance of your session.
Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm inclusive
Monday -6.30pm - 9pm
I am Data Protection Registered and attend regular monthly professional supervision for both my client and supervision practice.
I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and work to the BACP Working Online Guidelines. As a Level Two Professional Member of ACTO, I also work to the Association for Counselling & Therapy Online Professional Conduct & Code of Ethics.
N.B. I have no availability for EAP Support.