The mind and body are connected and work together in a healthy and balanced way. At times this balance can be out of kilter. We tend to notice this with out physical health and take steps to address it. I believe we should do the same with our mental health.
We all experience ups and downs in our lives. Sometimes it can be helpful to speak to someone outside your situation to explore what is going on and to help you find your own solutions.
I have worked as a counsellor since 2004 and have worked in a number of different settings, including charities, EAP work and private practice. I offer online and telephone counselling and supervision, along with training (either face-to-face or online).
Training, qualifications & experience
Online and Telephone Counselling Training (2020)
Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals (2020)
Trauma Super Conference (2020)
Certificate in Person Centred Supervision (2013)
Interactive Play Therapy Training (2012)
Postgraduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (2006)
MA(Hons) in Psychology (1987)
I have experience of providing face-to-face, telephone and online counselling. I have worked with adults, young people and children. My experience includes both short-term and long-term work, counselling private and corporate clients.
I work with people struggling with issues of loss, trauma, abuse, relationship breakdown and the difficulties of being a carer. I have a particular interest in working with ex-boarders.
I currently teach counselling at further education level, delivering training in the use of counselling skills, supervision and the diploma in counselling. I have run workshops on grief and loss; guilt; and anger management. I am the coordinator of the undergraduate counselling courses at the University of Aberdeen.
Registered / Accredited
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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
£50 per hour
My fees are negotiable and I am open to discuss them where there is financial hardship.
Monday to Saturday