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Relationship Counsellor, Cert Couples Counsellor, MBACP

About me

I am passionate about my work and feel privileged to be a therapist. I value meeting new people, creating a safe space where we can work together to find answers that are right for you, to live your life with more ease.

I have a special interest in adult ADHD.

I trained as a Person-Centred counsellor in 1999 and then as a Couples Counsellor / Relationship Counsellor with Relationship Scotland in 2011.

I’m an Accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS);

Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct;

a member of Person-Centred Therapy Scotland, PCT Scotland and

a member of Relationship Scotland.

Training, qualifications & experience

PgDip in Person-Centred Counselling, University of Strathclyde

Group work – A Professional Training, University of Strathclyde

Certificate in Couples Counselling, Relationship Scotland.

I have experience of working with individuals, couples and groups, face to face, over the telephone, Skype and Zoom. Settings I’ve worked in are GP practices, EAP (Employee Assistance Program), Alcohol and Drugs dependency project and private practice.

Continued Professional Development:

2022:

* Therapy in Motion

* Working with Compulsive Sexual Behaviour

2021:

* Working at Relational Depth in Counselling

* Gender and Sexual Diversity

* Introduction to IFS, Internal Family Systems, with Couples

* ADHD, Clarified: New Research and Essential Strategies for Thriving with
ADHD

2020:

* Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples

* Coping Strategies for Adults on the Autistic Spectrum

* Healthy Habits for ADHD Brains

2019:

* CBT - Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

* Developing a Compassionate Mind in Mediation and Relationship Counselling Work

* Counselling & Autism

2018:

* I’m neither male of female’ Gender: Looking beyond the Binary

* High Control Groups and Relationships

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society
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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Anxiety, GAD, financial worries, bereavement loss of a pet.

Photos & videos

Fees

From £50.00 to £65.00

Additional information

Individuals £50 per counselling hour (50 minutes), Face to Face, Zoom, Skype or Telephone

Couples £65 per counselling hour (50 minutes), Face to Face, Zoom or Skype.

Free consultation of 15-20 minutes.

Currently all work is on zoom or telephone. I will review this again in May.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Evening, daytime and Saturday mornings.

Helensburgh, Argyll And Bute, G84

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Helensburgh location has a gravel path and gate.

Additional languages

Swedish

Online platforms

Skype
VSee
Zoom