1 The Bield
6 The Chandlery
I have a clinic in Berwick Upon Tweed and Peebles where I work mostly as a complementary therapist. I also see private counselling clients and do some EAP work .
I work holistically, as resistance may develop in the mind but the body 'holds' stress . I work with talking therapy but also bodywork is key , to release stress and trauma held in the body .
Understanding 'self' any patterns , behaviours or depression and anxiety is often all you need to do to start a journey of self acceptance .
My training is in person centred counselling. ( see the Carl Rogers quote below . )
He is the 'father' of person centred counselling.
Within my training I spent much time and commitment looking at my own issues, challenges and behaviours. This is a huge part of the training.
If I am to sit with a client in their distress it is essential I have explored my own issues .
It's a continuous journey and I have welcomed it. I welcome it each day .
I hope I can help my clients in their journey .
Working with them to explore in their own time and at their own pace.
I am a member and registered with BACP
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling Skills C.O.S.C.A
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and psychotherapy.
I volunteer at Crossreach Dunbar each Monday morning .
A generic counselling service .
I worked within Social Services for 20 years with Adults with learning disabilities and mental health challenges .
I have worked with children , adults , teenagers in various settings within the social care sector .
I have qualifications in social care , pain management and teaching in adult ecucation .
I have extensive training and qualifications in complementary therapies .
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
As a person centred counsellor I work with all aspects above.
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Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|