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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
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.
- £40 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 and I will do my very best to help you.
I am based in Fort William and ideally would like to see clients face to face. However, I am aware that this may not always be possible. I also offer Skype sessions if required.
Evening and weekend appointments are also available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available Mondays and Fridays. Saturday mornings and evening appointments are also available. Please contact me to arrange an appointment which works for you.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|