I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and I am based in Paisley.
I work with a wide range of difficulties including, depressive conditions, anxiety disorders, PSTD, OCD, trauma, eating disorders, sleep difficulties, anger management, chronic pain, chronic fatigue and work related stress.
I offer a relaxed, safe and confidential space to talk, to gain an insight and self awareness of past and present. I use a collaborative approach to assist you in finding solutions to your problems, to learn new ways of coping, decision making and problem solving techniques, which can be used for the rest of your life.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a short term therapy, ranging from eight to twenty sessions. This will be discussed and agreed upon, before and during therapy on a mutual basis. Sessions last for fifty minutes.
I am happy for an informal chat on the phone or by e-mail, prior to an initial session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have had twenty five years of experience of working in the voluntary, statutory, and private sectors. I have worked with chronic illness, mental illness, carers issues and gendered based violence. I have extensive experience in the recovery from trauma, including domestic abuse, childhood sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault. I have gained a wide range of therapeutic tools and interventions to use in recovery.
- COSCA-Certificate in Counselling Skills.
- Diploma- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Group work.
- WRAP - Groupwork.
- STEPS- Groupwork.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Monday- 9.00am til 7.00pm. Tuesday- 9.00am til 7.00pm. Wednesday- 9.00am til 7.00pm. Thursday- 9.00am til 7.00pm. Friday- 9.00am til 7.00pm. Saturday- 9.00am til 1.00pm.
I have extensive experience in working with children and young people, I work with a wide range of issues, including bereavement, confidence and self esteem, eating disorders, anxiety, OCD, recovery from trauma and depression. I use a variety of approaches including CBT and art therapy, to engage children and young people in therapy.