I am a qualified counsellor for children and Young people and use an integrated approach of talking, art and non-directive play therapy. I tailor the therapy to the individual and uses techniques suitable to the client’s age and presenting difficulties.
I create a very safe and nurturing environment for my clients and their families and caregivers. I can offer support in the following areas:
- Attachment Issues
- Issues related to adoption and fostering
- Issues related to domestic abuse
- Issued related to sexual abuse
- Emotional regulation
- Peer Group difficulties
- Sexual and Gender Identity
- Low Self-Esteem
- Issues of bullying
- Issues of family alcohol and/or substance misuse
- Personal/family circumstances
- Parental separation/divorce
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained in both psychodynamic and person centred therapy and also in non-directive play therapy.
I have over five years experience working in school-based counselling and have worked for various local organisations that specialise in working with children and young people such as Lifelink Youth, Place2b and The Spark. I also currently work in local Glasgow schools delivering counselling to children and young people from ages 4 to 18 years old.
I have understand the sensitive nature of working with children and young people and has the specialised training to carry out this type of therapy. I trained at Simpson House in Edinburgh where I qualified with a Diploma in Counselling for Children and Young People, a three-year course affiliated by St. Margaret’s University Edinburgh.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions last 1 hour and cost £40.