I am currently working via Telephone or Zoom and I have undertaken the relevant training to do this. I am a qualified and Accredited Counsellor and Accredited Sex and Relationship Therapist. I can see individuals or couples for a wide variety of counselling issues and also sex and relationship issues depending on each individual/couples unique situation.
My aim is to offer a supportive and non judgmental therapeutic relationship where you can explore the issues you are facing. Perhaps the greatest benefits of counselling/psychotherapy is that it can help you feel more in control and better able to do something about an aspect of your life that simply isn’t working for you.
You can contact me via telephone or e mail and we can arrange a time to talk. We can then arrange an initial session and decide the best way forward to help look at the difficulties you are facing.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered General Nurse (RGN) Foresterhill College (1995-1998)
Registered Midwife (RM) Northern College (2000-2012)
Counselling Skills 1-4 (COSCA Validated Aberdeen University) (2007)
Specialist Module in Bereavement Counselling (COSCA Validated) (2008)
Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (Aberdeen University) (2010)
London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy (2016)
Certificate in Couple Counselling with Relationships Scotland (2019)
Counselling Tutor-Online and Telephone Counselling Course (2020)
MBACP (Accred) - Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
AccCOSRT - Accredited Member of College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
Since leaving school my background was in Nursing and Midwifery. During my time as a Midwife I decided to study on a Counselling Skills Course, which I really enjoyed. This then led me onto completing a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and then a subsequent Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy.
My Counselling experience has come from a variety of settings. I have worked with Cruse Bereavement where I learned a lot about loss and grief and that we all grieve in our own way. I also worked with Aberdeen Foyer which works with young adults and upwards. I also have experience of working with EAP companies offering a time limited service.
I am currently working as a Counsellor with the NHS where I work with a variety of clients with many different issues. I also work as a Sex and Relationship Therapist privately and with an organisation based in Aberdeen offering therapy to Individuals and Couples with sexual and relationship problems.
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.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.
All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.
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
When people come for sex therapy these are some of the common sexual concerns they may have:
Concerns around sexual desire and arousal
Anxiety around sex and intimacy
Difficulty having an orgasm
Difficulty and fear of penetration (Vaginismus)
Pain when having intercourse (Dysparunia)
Difficulty getting and maintaining an erection
Problems with ejaculation premature or delayed
There are many more sexual difficulties that bring people to ask for help. Perhaps the first step is acknowledging that something is not how you would like it to be sexually. By coming for sex therapy and talking about your issues you are taking the steps in a safe and non-judgmental environment to work towards having a happy and fulfilling sex life.
For more information on what to expect during Sex and Relationship Therapy please access COSRT (College of Sex and Relationship Therapists) website below.
Available on Thursdays and Fridays during office hours.