I offer clients a confidential secure space in which to confront, change or channel feelings of confusion, anxiety, grief, rage or depression. I encourage clients to find their own answers within themselves.
At this time of change to our daily lives we are confronted by issues and feelings that can be difficult to manage or understand. If you can find a private space within your home I am happy to make an appointment for you either by Skype or on the phone.
Training, qualifications & experience
I initially trained with Scottish Council of Alcohol in 1993 going on to gain my certificate in 1995 with Stathclyde University. I obtained my Diploma in 2003 through Argyll College - Interface Edinburgh. 2015 saw me gain a COSCA accredited qualification in Supervision. Relationship Certificate 2016
I have been a practicing counsellor for 20 years gaining experience with the Scottish Council of Alcohol, Lorn Counselling Service and latterly with North Argyll Carers Centre.
I was Manager of the Carers Centre for 14 years gaining experience in assisting people with loss of so many things such as freedom, health, finance, the list is endless. I am therefore experienced working with the many difficulties and challenges surrounding loss or transition.
I have my own private practice which I run from my home.
My special interest is in bereavement counselling in its broadest definition. In fact I would say I have a special interest in people.
Practitioner Membership Number COSCA 1270 www.cosca.org.uk
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Health Issues and End of life
Flexible appointments available, last appointment of the day 6.00 p.m.
I have a COSCA accredited qualification in supervision from the Tom Allan Centre, Glasgow. I have experience in this field having been supervising counsellors for four years..
I completed a course in couple counselling with Relationship Scotland in 2016.