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About me

I have worked for the last 25years in Organisations working with Domestic Violence, Rape & Sexual Assault and Childhood Sexual Abuse. the first 15 as a Support worker and as a Counsellor for the last 10.

I have worked with many men and women who have been struggling with the impact of experiences in the distant past or with something that has happened more recently. Many of my clients have had mental health issues, depression, anxiety, PTSD/CPTSD and may have struggled with self harm, suicidal thoughts or addictions.  Many said, 'I don't understand why I feel like this' or 'I don't know why I cant just forget about the past and move forward' and often ''I feel like I don't know who I am'. 

Sometimes we need a safe space to be heard, really listened to, with compassion and without judgement, without being given advice, really just a chance to give a voice to our feelings, to try and understand ourselves better and manage our day to day lives in healthier and happier ways.

I offer an initial free chat with you where you can get a sense of whether we might be able to work together, trust your gut its usually right, even although we don't always pay attention to it. The relationship in Counselling is for me the most important part and the basis from which we can work together. So if you would like to have that conversation without having to make a commitment please get in touch. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling : 2012
  • COSCA Certificate in Supervision 2018
  • Brainspotting Level 1 & 2
  • CRM for the Treatment of Complex Trauma
  • Post Grad Certificate in Drug & Alcohol Studies

I have undertaken many shorter CPD courses which have supported my work with clients, particularly around Trauma but also Attachment, Dissociation, and Dissociative Disorders, Organised Abuse, Self Harm & Suicide, Child Protection

I have facilitated training in these subjects to many agencies and organisations and I am currently a Tutor on a Diploma in 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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Organised/Ritual Abuse

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

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My availability will increase in Oct 22.

Further information

I offer an initial 30min session free (online/telephone) to see if we can work together.

I can offer face to face or online sessions

Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY2

Leslie, Fife, KY6

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

I have been a Supervisor since 2018, I have Supervised Support Workers as well as Counsellors and Student Counsellors.

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