I love my work and feel energised meeting people.
I have many years of working in the field together with a commitment to ongoing professional and personal development which means I feel confident in offering a service to people for most of life's challenges. If I can't help I will be clear and help redirect you.
I like to offer an initial 30 minute telephone session free of charge for us to gain a sense of how we may work together therapeutically. This allows you to ask any questions about me and what to expect about the Counselling/Psychotherapy process.
I believe we can often be held back by self doubt and fearful inner critics and so Therapy can be about developing a strong compassionate voice for the self and much of my work can be about finding ways to develop this so you can enjoy as much of life as possible. I also like to bring my sense of humour to the relationship when needed as there are often times when we can celebrate even in bleak times.
I live and work in Argyll and in my leisure time enjoy walking my 2 Spaniels 'Mac' and 'Malty' in all weather with friends and family.
Training, qualifications & experience
I started my career as an Occupational Therapist and had over 30 years of experience working for the NHS in the fields of Mental Health and Learning Disability. During this time I completed an additional training with the Edinburgh Gestalt Institute where I did my Diploma in Gestalt Therapy. I am an Accredited member of the BACP with now over 20 years of experience working in private practice.
I love teaching and have delivered training to organisations on many various topics related to the Counselling world.
I offer Psychotherapy and Counselling to Individuals, Couples and Groups
I can also provide both individual and Group Supervision.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
£45 Hourly Rate
Some negotiable rates for low income or exceptional circumstances.
My last evening appointment is 6.30pm.
Like many therapists, the pandemic has meant that I have had to embrace working through video links with people and I have been surprised how well this can work and I will now continue to offer this service as an option.