My counselling office space in Airdrie Town Centre provides a nice, relaxing, quiet space for us to develop a trusting relationship that will become a safe space for you to begin to discover the source of your issues and ways we can bring understanding and acceptance to your experiences.
As our relationship develops we can start to work through what is troubling you together, at a pace that suits you. Having therapy is one of the best things you can do for yourself as not only will it help you to bring acceptance to issues that you have, it will bring about a knowledge of yourself you never had before.
I work with anyone aged 5 upwards and have a specially designed office to facilitate the necessary therapy for all age groups. Click on the link which will direct you to my website for more information about me and how I work.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a psychological therapist (psychotherapist). This means I have extensive knowledge in the field of the psychology as well as counselling and psychotherapy.
COSCA Counselling Supervision
Masters in Psychological Counselling
PG Certificate in Counselling Skills.
Bachelor of science with Honours in Psychology.
ASIST Training (Suicide Prevention)
Mental Health First Aid.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a particular interest in counselling individuals on the ASD spectrum, i.e Asperger's and autism. Also anyone from any religion or background/culture that is suffering from any kind of abuse. I have also had success counselling individuals from the LGBT community with issues relating to gender identity and/or sexuality.
My work with children also means I have gained quite a bit of experience in this field. I would recommend my free half an hour phone call initially to assess your child and to discuss the best ways of moving forward within the therapeutic field. Whether that would be with me or we could discuss a suitable referral.
Call or text me and I can email you my child/young persons counselling guide which lets you know more about how it all works and how I will be working with your child/young person.
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
I charge £40 per individual session.
A session lasts 50 mins for individual adults, age 16 and over.
Couples: £50 per 50 minute session.
Children and young people: £50 per 50 minute session, this is due to the added time, costs and resources incurred with my work within this age group. Age 5-15.
EAP insurance charges are as follows:
Under 16’s: £80
Various availability, contact me for details.
In the past I have managed projects for Place2Be, within various areas across Scotland. Place2Be is a children's mental health charity based in schools across the UK. I also did my placement within a high school in Glasgow for one year which has offered my a wide range of experience in counselling children and young people.
I have also volunteered within a further education establishment within Glasgow. This position has provided me with experience of working with a diverse range of clients, especially with different race, religion and cultures and many cultural traditions.