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(MBACP) Counselling & Life Coaching

About me

Having experienced the need of counselling in my own life, I feel that I am in a position to better understand what it takes to make that first step. I aim to provide a safe space for you, and work together at a pace that is suitable for your needs and development

I am a qualified Counsellor and Life Coach. As a member of the BACP I work within their professional guidelines. I use a pluralistic approach to my therapy. This involves working collaboratively with my clients, their individuality thus incorporating shared decision making.  I can work with a wide range of concerns and assist you with issues you may be facing such as general anxiety disorder, health anxiety, depression, panic disorder, addictions, stress, anger, sexual abuse, fears, phobias, family issues, feeling sad and many others. An example of this approach is discussing with you what you would like to achieve from therapy then working together to achieve the most effective way to get there.

By integrating life coaching into my practice, I work to help make positive changes. My aim here is to do for the mind what a Personal Trainer does for the body. Sculpt, change and make it as effective as possible for you. This can work well to treat anxiety, panic attacks, decision making, low motivation, low mood and many other concerns.

I also work therapeutically using some aspects from varied approaches based on what you find to be helpful; including Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy.

These techniques enable me to work with a variety of concerns, and my findings are that regardless of what the concerns are that bring you to counselling, it is the relationship we build together which makes the biggest difference.

I have had experience working with both school children, young adults and adults. I worked with several troubled school children for a period of time, finding each of their personal development very rewarding. I am involved with a voluntary organisation where I counsel adults with many different and difficult issues. I continue to do this.

Your now, doesn't have to be your forever.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Grad Cert in Pluralistic Counselling
  • HN Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Life Coach & NLP practitioner Diploma
  • Pain Therapy Diploma
  • PDA in Addiction Counselling
  • PDA in Setting up Private Practice
  • Certificate in Child Protection
  • CPD Cert Trauma and introduction to EMDR therapy
  • CPD Cert in Working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Cert in Online & Telephone Counselling

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise in treating Anxiety. I do this by combining Counselling skills such as Psycho-education and Life Coaching skills.

Please email for more information on this.

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Counselling

I hope to be able to make counselling affordable for as many as possible.

Sessions are £50. This includes day and evening appointments. I do offer a sliding scale payment option on request.

Concessions - student discount available on request.

Payment is taken prior to each session and can be made via bank transfer or card. Cash can be paid upon arrival to your session. 

Covid-19 update - I will be offering sessions face to face and via video call or telephone at this difficult and worrying time.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

10am - 8pm

EK Counselling Hub, Suite 8, Jacobean House, 1a Glebe Street, East Kilbride, G74 4LY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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Online platforms

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