CBT for adults and young people.
Please note because of COVID-19 I am currently working with clients by telephone / Skype / Zoom - we can discuss what this might mean for us at our initial consultation.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. When you’re feeling stressed, anxious or depressed life can seem overwhelming. I can help you.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behaviour Therapist and counsellor providing therapy for a range of problems. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a way of looking at the links between how you think, how you feel and how you behave. During times of mental stress or distress, changing the way you think or behave can have really positive benefits on the way you feel and can help you to look at your situation in a different way. You can learn new ways of dealing with your problems helping you to cope better. We would do this together and at your own pace work towards your own goals.
I have a great deal of experience working with anxiety, stress and low mood. I work with adults and young people and offer a confidential, safe and accepting space to help you improve the quality of your life. I fit my approach to meet your needs using CBT as well as bringing in aspects of other therapies to best support you. I have experience working with issues such as:
- Depression / Low mood
- Grief, loss and other life changes
- Low self-esteem and confidence issues
- Relationship issues / Family issues
- Sleep problems
What to do next
If you like what you read here and think you might like to work with me please feel free to either Email or call me. If you would like to leave your phone number and a time that would best suit you I will call you back to discuss your current situation and what you would hope to get out of therapy. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation. If you would prefer me to email you back please just say so.
You are welcome to attend an initial 30 minute session at a cost of £15 as it is important that you feel I am the right person for you to work with. You are under no obligation to continue beyond this meeting.
I am a member of COSCA and GTC Scotland, and regulated by their professional codes of conduct and ethics. I have a current PVG certificate and am fully insured. I am a COSCA registered trainer on the CBT Diploma course at the Centre of Therapy, Glasgow.
Training, qualifications & experience
SCOTACS Diploma in Counselling and Group Work – a CBT approach
COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
BA (HONS) University of Stirling
Diploma in Education University of Stirling
I am committed to my own professional development, regularly attending courses, conferences, reading and making use of current research to enhance my professional practice:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Young People: Theory and Practice, University of Edinburgh
- Applied Developmental Psychopathology, University of Edinburgh
- Trainer (Diploma Course) Centre of Therapy, Glasgow
- 8 week MBSR and Compassion Mindfulness Course
- Mindful Self Compassion Course
- Introduction to Mindfulness
- Sleep Scotland Ambassador
- ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
- Mental Imagery for Anxiety Disorders
- Adapting CBT for people with Autism
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
50 minute session £40