Hello and a very warm welcome to you!
We all experience times in our life when we feel stuck, overwhelmed, lacking in direction or purpose.... and it's at times like these when we might seek support in facing these challenges and making positive change. I thoroughly enjoy supporting individuals and groups through challenging periods. I have been in a supportive role for over 20 years, my passion is for people.
Training, qualifications & experience
As an integrative psychotherapist, I work with a blend of evidence-based modalities; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Attachment Theory and Person-Centred Therapy. However, I also utilise techniques from other schools of counselling such as Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Gestalt Therapy and Schema Therapy.
I have been fortunate through my work in both statutory and the voluntary sector such as addictions, criminal justice, social work and education. Gaining a wealth of experience working with a wide variety of mental health struggles allowing me to adapt in a way that will benefit you. I am specialised in working with children, young people and families, helping to overcome challenges associated with school, working with their social emotional behavioural needs and mental health difficulties as the impact of trauma.
Training and Qualifications:
- Diploma in CBT & Groupwork
- BA dips Social Work
- COSCA Certificate
I am registered under the Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme (Protection of Vulnerable Groups)
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.
It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Our work together is based upon trust, empathy, understanding and a willingness to accept without reservation. I can provide you with the space for you to completely let go and explore your problems, issues, emotions and processes at your own pace. I welcome any interest in the service that I offer, and happily encourage you to reach out with any questions. An introductory session will be offered free of charge so that we can get to know one another and ensure that I am the right counsellor for you. I aim to be as flexible as possible with booking, offering evening and weekend appointments.