I am an experienced counsellor, having worked with individuals and couples on a wide-range of issues for a number of years.
I am trained in psychodynamic and person-centred counselling approaches as well as in coaching techniques. In addition I am trained in Collaborative Practice and work as part of an interdisciplinary team with family lawyers and financial advisors to support separating couples with their communication and future planning during separation and divorce.Please see www.consensus-scotland.com for further information.
As a Registered Member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I am bound by their Ethical Frameworks for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am also a member of The Psychologists Protection Society.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Counsellor with an M.A. Honours Degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from The University of Edinburgh.
Trained in both Person-centred and Psychodynamic Counselling theories and approaches I have also undertaken specialist Relationship Counselling training with The University of Edinburgh and Relationships Scotland.
I have also undertaken extensive training with The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and am a member of Consensus Collaboration Scotland. (see website above)
I attend professional development training courses on a regular basis and keep up-to-date with the latest research findings in a wide-range of fields which are relevant to enhancing my counselling practice.
I have a number of years of experience of working with individuals and couples with a wide range difficulties, issues and concerns.
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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Separation and Divorce Support
Collaborative Divorce coaching
Sessions last 50 minutes (or longer through discussion) and my fees are as follows:-
£55 for Individual Counselling
£70 for Couple Counselling
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice sessions - fees on request
Tuesday and Thursday Daytimes