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(PgDip. Couns., Reg. MBACP)

About me

About Me

The therapy I offer is Person Centred, but what does this mean? You are the expert, you hold all of the answers you need. But sometimes things can get a little messy, our feelings can get tangled up and we can become stuck. Stuck in a situation, stuck in a state, stuck in overwhelm or underwhelm. I can help with the untangling, unsticking yourself from wherever you are. I want to help you find your own answers, and along the way I'll bring my own skills and knowledge too.

I believe that working with individuals requires being open to working differently depending on your needs.  In our first session or our consultation I will ask you what you would like to get from counselling and together we will come up with a (loose) plan of how to get you there.

Part of my job is ensuring you feel comfortable to dive into your story, to lay it all out on the floor and together we can work to make sense of the difficult.

I work with adults and young people, short and long term, and my aim is that through our work together you will begin to understand yourself on a deeper level, accepting yourself along the way and maybe even ironing out a few creases too.

Whilst my original training is person centred, since qualifying I have undertaken various other training, particularly in working with men, working with trauma from early childhood, anxiety and working with attachment styles in relationships.

Training, qualifications & experience

University College Dublin

- Honours Degree Social Science

Edinburgh College

- Certificate in Counselling Skills

University of Strathclyde

- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Experience

I work for Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project, working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, aged 16-25.

I have my own private practice offering counselling to men and women, aged 16 and over.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their ethical framework.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I feel finding the right counsellor is vital to your journey and so offer a free phone consultation in the first instance, this will give you the opportunity to find out a bit more about how counselling can help and how we could work together. Thereafter the sessions will last 50 minutes and will cost £45

When I work

Weekdays including evenings and Saturday mornings

Stirling, Stirlingshire, FK8

Edinburgh, EH3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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