At times especially since lockdown life seems a struggle, and it's difficult to understand how you can help yourself or those struggling in your family. You may be wondering about online or phone counselling for yourself or someone close to you.
Online or telephone counselling is about building a trusting, supportive relationship where a person can explore present worries and concerns alongside past experiences, make sense of their thoughts, feelings and behaviours and find hope and a way forward for their future.
Counselling is always voluntary. At an initial conversation online or by phone you can discuss what you want, what you are looking for and decide if you wish to continue and arrange an initial counselling appointment. Sometimes people come for a few counselling sessions at a suitable time for them however others may choose to come for a longer period of time.
I am a warm, committed empathic person, passionate about my counselling work supporting people who come for therapy. As a person centred counsellor I aim to offer you a peaceful, confidential and warm space by using the phone or Zoom where you can feel safe to talk, be heard in a nonjudgmental way and bring whatever is concerning and distressing you. I will give you time, listen very carefully to your story and support you to find your own answers, make your own choices and your chosen way forward.
I will be very happy to have an informal conversation if you have any further questions.
I am an experienced, qualified person centred supervisor who offers supervision, face to face, by telephone or by Zoom to counsellors, volunteers, support workers and managers who work with adults, children and young people within statutory, third and private sectors.
Supervision provides a safe confidential space for you to talk through client work, express concerns, celebrate successes, ask questions and explore the therapeutic relationship. My aim in supervision is to protect the clients, support and validate you, explore in depth your therapeutic work and encourage your development as a counsellor.
The initial free supervision appointment is an opportunity to discuss what you would like from supervision and decide if what I offer matches your needs from supervision.
Please feel free to call or email. I will be happy to hear from you to discuss this more.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Cruse Bereavement Care Foundation Course 1996
- Certificate in Counselling Skills 1997
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling 1999
- Accredited by BACP (British Association of Counselling &Psychotherapy) since 2004.
- Cruse Bereavement Care Counselling Children's Course 2003
- Counselling Adolescents 2004
- Counselling Children and Young People 2007-8
- Diploma in Casework Supervision 2011-12
- Attachment based Practice with Adults 2012
I have over twenty years of experience counselling adults, children and young people in the voluntary, statutory and private sectors.
I set up a secondary school Counselling service and for six years enjoyed working as a school counsellor with adolescents who presented with many different issues like self harm, anxiety, depression, parental separation and relationship problems.
I worked with Barnardos supporting young people, children, their families and carers offering a therapeutic service following their experiences of trauma and abuse.
I have spent several years working with adults in both general practice and the NHS psychological services as a primary care counsellor. Clients came with a huge range of difficulties, like work related stress, family issues, anxiety and low self esteem.
At present I provide brief therapy within an EAP service( employee assistance provider) and have a private counselling practice.
I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice as a counsellor and supervisor and this includes monthly counselling supervision and my commitment to continuing professional development.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
A counselling appointment of an hour online or by telephone, costs £45 for adults.
I charge £45 per hour for supervision with an initial free appointment.
It is very important you feel comfortable to work with your counsellor or supervisor so please feel free to call or email to ask any questions about counselling or supervision.
I have availability during weekdays and evenings.
I have current availability for initial phone and online counselling and supervision appointments during weekdays and weekday evenings.
- 30 minutes from Dundee, 50 minutes from Perth and Aberdeen.
- The local bus services pass close to my premises.
- Ample street parking close to premises.