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About me

When we are struggling to cope and function it can feel overwhelmingly isolating. At times, the mere thought of enduring the next five minutes can feel too much, let alone the future. The simple action of you being here, searching for a therapist suggests that you no longer wish to cope alone. There is a desire for change. A desire to thrive rather than survive.

I am a Cognitive Behavioural therapist who will work with you to explore the tangled thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are keeping your emotional distress going. Although CBT trained, I use an integrative approach which means that I use different models of counselling depending on your needs.

I understand the strength it requires to sit in the client’s chair, I have sat in it myself. In a safe space, we will work side by side to explore the issues that are impacting you in the here and now. We will build your resilience to enable you to navigate the trials and tribulations that life throws at you.

COVID-19:

I am offering face-to-face and online counselling in these times to help clients choose the best approach for their therapy. I strictly follow current guidelines for face-to-face counselling to ensure my clients feel safe.

Training, qualifications & experience

SCOTACS Diploma in Counselling and Groupwork – a Cognitive Behavioural Approach ( Honours degree level)

  • HNC Counselling
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • CPD Cert in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's)
  • CPD Cert in Working with Personality Disorders
  • CPD Cert in Using Trauma-Informed Grounding Techniques
  • CPD Cert in Working with Trauma
  • CPD Cert in Polyvagal Theory

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.

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

Face to Face session is £50.

Online session is £50

Further information

 I am registered with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and also British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The Village Centre, 12 Maxwell Drive, East Kilbride, Glasgow, South Lanarkshire, G74 4HG

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

Online platforms

Zoom