About me

I offer relationship counselling for couples or other groups, face to face or online. I use a combination of transactional analysis and person-centred approaches, which means I will offer some tools to help explore and repair a relationship but also ensure that everyone is heard by facilitating dialogue and understanding.

For individuals, I offer face to face, telephone and online counselling sessions for clients struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, feeling of worthlessness, abuse and trauma and feeling 'stuck' in life. I work affirmatively in a 'person-centred' way which means I offer a safe and non-judgemental space for you confidentially to discuss whatever is causing difficulty in your life.

I know it can be a big step to enter counselling and face whatever is troubling you and so I offer a free 15 minute phone chat to answer any questions and to help you be sure that I am the right therapist for you.

Please send me a message to enquire about booking a session.

Currently I can offer face to face counselling in Falkirk as well as telephone or online counselling for clients at any UK location. Face to face counselling is in Arnotdale House in the centre of Dollar Park, Falkirk. This is a beautifully refurbished house with a cafe on the ground floor run by the Cyrenian charity and free parking next to the entrance. My counselling room is in a non-public area on the first floor.

By arrangement, and weather permitting, I can also offer outdoor sessions in Callendar Park in Falkirk and surrounding woodland paths. Please enquire about a session if this might interest you.

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Training, qualifications & experience

My therapeutic qualifications are:

  • COSCA-accredited Certificate in Counselling Skills (Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Strathclyde/Napier University)
  • BACP-accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Persona/University of Aberdeen)
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling awarded by Physis Scotland.
  • Certificate in Supervision Skills awarded by the British Psychological Society
  • I am a COSCA-accredited counselling skills trainer.
  • My academic qualifications (non-clinical) are:
  • PhD in Psychology - University of Glasgow
  • BSc (Hons) Biological Science (Psychology) - University of Edinburgh.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education - Keele University.

I have also undertaken CPD which includes:

  • Online and Telephone counselling
  • Safetalk and ASIST suicide awareness
  • Gender, relationship and sexuality diversity
  • Working with feelings of low self-esteem and worthlessness
  • NHS Trauma-enhanced ways of working
  • International Summit on Trauma attendance

Member organisations


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.


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

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.

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with


death anxiety

feeling stuck in life




From £40.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£40 per 50 minute session for individual clients.

£50 per 50 minute session for couples (service starting from mid-April)

I offer a free 10-15 minute telephone call to discuss your requirements, answer any questions you may have and to let you get a sense of me as a person and whether you feel we could work in a therapeutic relationship together.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Mon - Fri Evenings and Sat 10-3

Further information

I am a member of the BACP and of COSCA and undertake regular supervision to ensure I work ethically and safely with all clients. I am a board member of the charity Wellbeing Scotland and I passionately support their work with survivors of abuse. I am a volunteer counsellor and sessional worker with Falkirk and District Association of Mental Health.

I reply to all email enquiries, normally within 24 hours. Please check spam filters on your email if you don't receive a reply.

Arnotdale House
Camelon Road

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

There are accessible parking spaces outside Arnotdale House. Please indicate when booking if you require use of the lift to the upper floor. I will arrange this with staff at Arnotdale House and allow extra time for this during the session.

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