I am an experienced registered psychotherapeutic trauma counsellor, working with adults, particularly those who have been affected by sexual violence and abuse. My focus is on building a safe relationship to enable my clients to move to a place where they feel that they can continue with their lives. I believe in the power of counselling to transform lives and make a difference. I have seen the impact of my work with clients and the difference that my interventions have made. After 20+ years of working in this field, I pride myself on my ability to be with you on your journey to find what you want from your future.
I work with rape, childhood sexual abuse, coercive control, domestic abuse, depression, anxiety, PTSD and I offer clinical supervision to trainees and professionals. I have gained invaluable experience working in a trauma service within NHS Scotland for 17 years as a specialist trauma counsellor and supervisor. I pride myself in being able to make my clients feel at ease to communicate their needs.
I work in a holistic way, empowering and interacting with clients to move past depression and anxiety. I won't bombard you with counselling jargon, I am non-judgmental and accepting of whoever you are and where you are going. I use mindfulness within my practice. Please get in touch if you need me to listen to whatever may be going on for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Humanistic Counselling Post Grad Diploma
- BA Hons Degree Sociology and Women's Studies
- PCT Supervisors Post Grad Certificate.
- IPTUK Certificate Interpersonal Psychotherapy IAPT Course.
- BACP Registered Member MBACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.)
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
My Charges are £50-80.00
I also offer a sliding scale for students and those on benefits or a low income.
Please contact me for a free consultation to discuss your needs as I am very flexible.
In certain circumstances, I can offer interim therapy/ guidance that would be specific and focussed on ways of coping. This would be limited to 3-4 sessions looking at issues such as:
Panic attacks, grounding, mindfulness, relaxation, self-care, psychoeducation, and possible signposting to specialist services.
Please get in touch if you feel this mode of therapy would be appropriate for you.