All sessions currently online using Zoom - this is an easy to use and interactive way of working.
There are often challenging times in life when it is very difficult to manage emotionally. I am genuinely interested in supporting you feel better enabling you to cope in difficult situations. I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. CBT provides a framework to support and manage your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a more helpful way. Through looking at your self-defeating patterns of thinking and behaviour in therapy you will become more self-aware and hopefully more optimistic about your life.
CBT provides effective treatment for a wide variety of difficulties including anxiety, depressions,low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, panic, and traumatic experiences. Being in the spotlight, talking about emotions, relationships difficulties, traumatic experiences is very hard. I will help you begin to make sense of your experiences freeing you to move forward with your life and reach your goals. It will be hard work but I will be by your side supporting you throughout your therapy. Everyone is unique and your therapy will be led by you.
I am also a Person Centred Counsellor and approach my helping role with empathy and compassion. Those who work with me find me warm and caring but, I am also able to call a 'spade a spade.' My honest approach creates relationships of trust and collaboration supporting our therapeutic relationship.
Training, qualifications & experience
BABCP Accredited January 2020
COSCA Accredited PG Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Group work: Glasgow (2016-2018)
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling Skills Glasgow Caledonian University / Institute of Counseling: Glasgow ( 2011-2015)
PG Certificate Inclusive Practice: Aberdeen University: Additional Support Needs. ( 2006)
B.Ed: Glasgow University (1986-1990)
My background is in the helping professions mainly Education. I have worked with children and their families since 1990 in a variety of settings.
I work as a CBT therapist in Fort William.
I am a member of both COSCA and BABCP and adhere to their ethical framework.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.
It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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
I am interested in supporting clients who have experienced trauma.
I have a interest in working with clients on the Autistic Spectrum.
- £45 per session ( normally 50 minutes)
- Please ask about reduced fees if you are not working or on a limited income. Please do contact me if cost is a barrier. I will do my very best to help you.
All appointments until further notice will be using online video conferencing through Zoom. Although this is a different way of working evidence shows that it is as effective as face to face counselling.