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About me

As a Person Centred Counsellor my goal is to support you through your own process and I strive to offer empathy and unconditional positive regard to all my clients.

I understand that reaching out for help can feel very challenging, rest assured that my aim is to support rather than add to any stress or pressure that you may feel. I offer a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space where we can work together at a pace that you feel comfortable with.

I have 20 years experience working with all age groups from 16+ covering a wide range of personal and relationship issues. I spent 2 years working in a health care environment with a focus on depression and anxiety.

Most recently I have spent the past 2 and a half years working with trauma and individuals experiencing strong suicidal thoughts and feel comfortable in this role. Additionally I am ASIST trained and feel able to integrate this easily from a person centred ethos.

I have experience working with all age groups and genders, including those transitioning, although I now only work with clients 16 years and older. I feel comfortable and happy to work with any ethnic, religious or cultural backgrounds and as a Person Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist my job is to meet you where you are rather than to impose any ethos or framework on you.

It is very important to me to maintain good ethical practice and as such am very happy to part of the BACP as I believe that their guidelines and framework  offers peace of mind to both Client and Counsellor.

Please note that during this unusual time all sessions will be conducted either online or via telephone.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and as a registered member of the BACP I abide by their ethical framework and standards.

I also hold the COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate and successfully completed ASIST training through the NHS.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Sessions are charged at £45 per Hour

Concessionary rates are available on enquiry.

When I work

I offer flexible availability including some evenings and weekends to find a time that suits.

All sessions will currently be conducted either online or via phone

Cowdenbeath, Fife, KY4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Additional languages

German