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"Life is about being and becoming." Carl Rogers
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. When you’re feeling stressed, anxious or depressed life and problems can seem overwhelming. I can help you.
I am a 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. My way of working is integrative using a CBT approach and 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
I have also trained in Mindfulness teaching and can bring mindfulness into our therapy sessions if that is something that interests you.
What to do next
If you like what you read here and think you might like to work with me please Email me in the first instance. I will arrange to call you to discuss your current situation and how you think I might be able to help you. I offer a free initial 15 minute phone consultation at which point we can make arrangements for sessions to begin if you wish to go ahead. You are under no obligation to continue beyond this initial call.
I am a practitioner member of COSCA, and regulated by their professional codes of conduct and ethics. I am a member of Mindfulness Now UK. I have a current PVG certificate and am fully insured.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling and Group Work – a CBT approach
Mindfulness Now Teacher
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:
- Mindfulness Teacher, Mindfulness Now UK
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Young People: Theory and Practice, University of Edinburgh
- Applied Developmental Psychopathology, University of Edinburgh
- 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
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling Supervision
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.
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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
50 minute session £50
When I work
Or by arrangement. Free parking.