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PG Dip Counselling, MBACP

About me

Anxiety, depression, fear, anger, guilt, stress, poor self esteem/confidence, unhappy, low mood, isolated, unable to cope.........

These are just some of the ways that problems in life, past and present, may impact on you. We all can struggle at times, especially during periods of change, which can have different meanings to each of us and how we cope. We can feel overwhelmed and stuck, unable to find a way forward.

Sharing your issues in a safe space will allow time for you to be listened to and truly be yourself. I encourage a partnership; working together to help you find your way, allowing you to move on with your life.

As we and our experiences are all unique I tailor your therapy to you, drawing from different counselling practices, models and therapeutic tools so you can get the most benefit.  My training in the pluralistic approach enables this and supports your individuality.

If you feel this is the right time for you and I may be the right counsellor for you then then please get in touch; you do not have to do this alone.

“Alone we do can so little, together we can so much” (Helen Keller)

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

Over five years counselling through private practice and working with various organisations providing individual counselling on a one to one basis to adults and young people (16 yrs +). I also facilitate group counselling and support groups. Further work includes providing counselling services for local employers, community groups, young peoples services and charities. These include Harbour Counselling Services, Corbenic Camphill Community ,Tulloch Net ,Perth and Kinross Council, CHAS, SCDT.

Prior to this I was involved in the helping profession for over 14 years; working directly with people and families in a variety of settings. 

Extensive experience including mental health, anxiety, depression, PTSD, abuse, trauma, relationship issues,  loss, bereavement (including loss of child), long term health issues and terminal illness.

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling
  • COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate

Training

  • Adult Mental Health First Aid
  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
  • Alcohol Interventions Training
  • Sight Loss ( pending RNIB Accreditation) 

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

Short and long term therapeutic support.

Counselling services for local employers to provide support for employees including brief intervention. 

Group counselling available.  

Fees

Additional information

Please contact me by telephone or email if you have any queries or if you wish to arrange an initial consultation. This gives you the opportunity to decide if counselling is for you and if you are comfortable working with me.

  • Initial consultation £20
  • Individual Sessions £45-  (1 hour)

Payments can be made by bank transfer, cash or cheque and block bookings also accepted.

When I work

My working days are Tues, Weds, Thurs for private clients including evening slots on Thurs.    

Further information

My practice is protected by professional indemnity insurance. I ask that we both sign a contract which outlines the responsibilities of both parties throughout our work. I am also registered with the ICO under the Date Protection Act 2018.

2 Charlotte Street, Perth, Scotland, PH1 5LL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Zoom