Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and it may seem difficult to see a way forward.
Counselling can help by offering you the opportunity to talk over your situation in a confidential place with someone who is there to listen to you. Being in a trusting relationship where you do not feel judged can help you decide the best way forward for yourself.
I believe in walking alongside you as you make changes at your own pace; not pushing you forward or pulling you along.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from the University of Aberdeen and have completed a course in Counselling Young People (11-18) at the University of Strathclyde.
My experience has been counselling in a GP surgery where I have worked with clients who have a wide variety of issues from anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol dependency, mental and physical abuse, bereavement and grief. Asking for help is the first step on the road to making a change and counselling can offer support along the way.
I work with young people at secondary school who are facing difficulties ranging from worries about school work, friendship issues, bullying, anxieties about body image and self harm. Allowing young people to talk to someone who sees them for themselves can feel like a lifeline when life is tough.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The above list is an overview of different presenting issues and I work with each client as a unique person who has individual needs. I work in a holistic way, accepting and embracing differences.
My fees are £40 per session of around 50 minutes. Concessions are available if requested and for students.
My background is in healthcare and I worked for many years as a radiographer specialising in mammography. I also volunteered with local charities supporting families with young children and people living with cancer. This led me to seek a way to develop a deeper understanding in how to help people more personally.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have appointments daily, evenings and weekends by arrangement.