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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

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

Availability

Weekdays including evenings and Saturday mornings

Stirling
Stirlingshire
FK8

Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Niamh Govers

Niamh Govers