Fully Qualified Counsellor. I qualified as a fully trained Counsellor with a Diploma in Transactional Analysis in 2015 after following an interest I had for many years.
I have experience in working with Young People, Adults and Couples who are looking to talk through areas of their lives that are causing them difficulties and offer a non-judgemental space to explore the issues and support them to make change happen.
I have also carried out related work in my other roles involved with Young People, Veterans and Women experiencing Domestic Abuse. I have throughout my working life supported families experiencing a wide range of relationship difficulties.
I work from home in a comfortable, friendly room where my aim is to develop a relationship with my clients that offers them the opportunity to explore their emotions, thinking, feelings and behaviours in a safe space and enable change to occur both within the room and in their life outside.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Training
- Counsellor Member of COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland)
- Diploma in Counselling using Transactional Analysis
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Housing Studies
- BA Public Administration
Worked as a volunteer and Private Counsellor for Crossreach Counselling Lothians
Over 3 years as a private practice counsellor
Regularly attend conference, training and skills development
Member of East Lothian Counselling Network
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.
It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Adults and Young People- £40 Per Session
Couples - £50 Pers Session
Concessionary rates may be available depending on circumstances.