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About me

I have a wide range of experience  and skills gained from  working within differing counselling settings. This has provided me the opportunity to develop an extensive range of therapeutic approaches which I adapt specifically to match the unique needs of my clients.

I have worked  in a GP' s surgery, a university student counselling service, a perinatal counselling support service, an online children and young persons counselling support service, and a Mental Health Counselling Support Service. 

I am a supervisor in training and have 20 placement hours to complete for full recognition as a clinical supervisor. I am now offering face to face and online supervision at  a reduced rate.

Within my own practice I deal with individual clients from 5-85 years of age combining my previous mainstream and special education experiences with my counselling and supervision skills. This combination enables me to provide a personalised approach with every client.  I am confident, competent and experienced  in dealing with a wide range of life challenges across all ages.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • Diploma Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy and Mind Techniques.
  • BWRT Level 2 practitioner
  • Clinical Supervisor in Training
  • Master of Education in Advanced Educational Studies, PGDip. Special Educational Needs, Social Emotional and behavioural Needs PGDip, School management and leadership.
  • CPD Anxiety, Depression, Suicide Support, Mental Health Issues, Autistic Spectrum  Counselling, Wellbeing, Mindfulness, Havening, CBT Adolescents and Children.
  • Experience: NSPCC Childline counsellor, Stay Safe Speak Out NSPCC, GP surgery counsellor  1 year, Edinburgh University Student Counselling Service 1 year,  Crossreach Perinatal Service 5years, Counsellor Mental Health counselling service 3 years, private practice 5 years.
  • Private practice 8 years.
  • Childline Counsellor:2010-2013. Telephone counselling and training.
  • NSPCC Childline Schools Service Presenter "Speak out Stay safe" 2013-2019.
  • NSPCC Associated training Recognising Abuse in Children.
  • Alternative Therapeutic Approaches Hypnotherapy, BWRT level 2, Perinatal and Parental support.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Hypnotherapy preparation for childbirth. Perinatal care and parenthood.

Hypnosis with EMDR, Parts therapy, Weight management.

BWRT Level 2 

Clinical Supervisor in training

Fees

£0.45 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • WPA

Additional information

Initial complimentary discovery session

Standard Fee £45

Individual circumstances considered where appropriate

Supervisor in training offering reduced supervision fee 

When I work

I am able to offer flexible timings for appointments.

I accept appointments from 10.00- 20.00 weekdays.

Weekend appointments are available.

Further information

I am offering reduced rate supervision. I am insured as  a supervisor in training with 20 placement hours to complete for full certification

28 Belsyde Court, Linlithgow Bridge, Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7RL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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