Some people choose to have counselling because they are experiencing difficulties and distress in their lives. Sometimes people can feel isolated but at other times, even where an individual has a very supportive family and friends around them, they may find it difficult to explain why they are feeling stressed, anxious and or depressed. They may also find it easier to talk to someone that is not involved in the situation.
Counselling gives you the opportunity to talk with a qualified person who is able to listen to you emphatically and without judgement.
People come for counselling for many reasons but whatever the underlying cause it is a way of ‘fighting back’ and to start to resolve what is troubling you.
My aim is to offer a supportive relationship where you can explore the issues you are facing. Perhaps the greatest benefit of counselling 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.
I am a qualified Counsellor and I can see individuals or couples. I can offer General Counselling for a variety of issues. I can also offer Sex and Relationship Therapy tailored to what each individual or couple needs (see below for some sexual issues that bring people to counselling).
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)
Registered Midwife (RM) Northern College (2000)
Certificate in Counselling Skills 1-4 (COSCA Validated) (Aberdeen University) (2005-2007)
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)
BACP - Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. COSRT- Member of College of Psychosexual and Relationship Counsellors
Since leaving school my background has been in Nursing and Midwifery. During my time as a Midwife I decided to study Counselling skills course which I really enjoyed. This then led me onto doing 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 am also working as a Sex and Relationship Therapist with Avenue offering therapy to Individuals and couples with sexual and relationship problems. I also have my own Private Counselling Practice where I can offer a space that suits the individual or couple depending on their needs.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
Fee £40 per hour Individual
Fee £50 per hour Couple
Concession rate available.
When people come for sex therapy these are some of the common sexual concerns they may have:
Concerns around sexual desire
Difficulty having intercourse this can be due to:
- orgasmic difficulties
- pain on intercourse (dysparunia)
- erectile difficulties
- ejaculation problems
For more information on what to expect during Sex and Relationship Therapy please access COSRT (College of Sex and Relationship Therapists) website below.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available on Mondays and Fridays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|