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(PGDip, MBACP) Counselling & Psychotherapy

About me

Life experiences can influence our feelings and shape our realities. You might feel burnt out, resentful, angry, panicked, checked out or deeply sad - this is where counselling with me can help. I work collaboratively  to help you deeply understand what these experiences have meant to you and help you to integrate them so that you can move forward in your life.

Some of the areas I work with are – anxiety, depression, bereavement & loss, childhood abuse & trauma, family conflict, challenging relationships, domestic abuse, emotional regulation, self-harm & anger. 

My work also includes people who feel that something is wrong in their lives but are unsure about what it is and if counselling could help. Life is varied and complex- your reasons for coming to counselling might be too.

I will provide  a confidential space and a relationship accepting, safe, humorous and challenging enough that we can explore and try to understand the underlying causes and maintenance of your distress- together.

I work in a person centred way and as your counsellor/psychotherapist I will:

-Deeply respect you as a person and accept who you are right now – I believe that you know best what troubles/hurts/angers you. 
-Believe that you have the capacity within you to start a process of understanding yourself. 
-Commit to being my most honest and genuine self in all our interactions to create a therapeutic environment where real change may occur for you. 

About Me : I have spent many years providing therapeutic support to people in prison, community and school settings. I have always found comfort and wisdom in nature amongst the trees and wild things. My  unique upbringing in South Africa  and resonance with nature has carried me into my adult life as a person, a friend, a daughter, a wife,  a mother and a therapist. I spend most of my free time avoiding doing the dusting and walking in forests or travelling the highlands with my family and beloved sheep dog. I come to you, exactly as I am so that you may be exactly who you are. Please get in touch to see how we can work together. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Postgraduate Diploma with distinction ( PGDip) in Person Centred Psychological Well-being, Counselling and Psychotherapy. The University of Aberdeen.
  • Counselling Skills Certificate. The University of Strathclyde is accredited by COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland).
  • Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

For the last 6 years, I have worked in specialist domestic abuse, trauma recovery and counselling services. I have worked providing emotional and psychological support to individuals in community, school and prison environments. 

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.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

Short and long term Person–Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy in person, online and by telephone. 

  • £50 per 50 minute session.

Free 15 minute telephone consultation so that we may talk through your requirements and decide together if we are a good fit to work with each other effectively.

It might feel daunting and overwhelming to think about starting counselling but I challenge you to ask yourself if you do nothing and you stay the same- what will happen in your life? Please give me a call or email so we can decide together how  we might work with each other to bring about change in your life. 

When I work

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Further information

Counselling can help you to feel deeply understood and the process of talking therapy can aid in you becoming clearer about your own feelings and where you want to be in your own life. This can result in your thoughts and feelings about yourself, experiences and others evolving and becoming more manageable and accepted by you. This process can also bring about change. Change looks different for everyone and depends on what your personal reason for seeking counselling but my clients have often reported the following changes:

-Feeling clearer about thoughts, feelings, where they come from and what they mean
-Feeling less anxious
-Feeling less depressed/ suicidal
-Being  better equipped to cope with conflict
-Being more confidence and assertive
-Being better equipped to manage and understand difficult behaviours such as self-harm, anger and aggression
-Feeling more hopeful
-Feeling more engaged & connected in meaningful relationships with others

Please look at my website or give me a call/ email  to get a feel of who I am and how I might work with you.

Room 10, The Therapy Workshop, 9B East Bridge Street, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, FK1 1YD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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.

My counselling rooms are up a flight of stairs however I am able to offer sessions online & by telephone to be more accessible.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom