I am a person-centered counsellor and supervisor, with a great passion for working in this way. I have been practicing for over 20 years.
I offer a safe, confidential and accepting relationship,, to enable clients to understand and have faith in themselves to work through whatever issues they may be experiencing. I have a great belief in the process and trust that when the therapeutic relationship is safely established shifts happen.
The initial consultation is to see if we could work together, really finding out about the issues you want to explore and how I work.
I do both long and short term work depending very much on what you feel you need.I usually see people once a week but we would discuss this when we meet.
As a supervisor I work in a flexible and creative way with both individuals and groups.I particularly enjoy working at relational depth.
I work in the centre of Dunfermline. I look forward to meeting and working with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BACP-Credited Diploma in Counselling, a certificate in Supervision. I have worked as counsellor, supervisor and trainer at certificate and diploma in Counselling level, as well as being the Director of Safe to Say, a trauma-informed training consultancy focusing on how to respond to disclosures of childhood sexual abuse.
For many years, I was a group supervisor with a women and alcohol group. I have worked in a variety of settings with individuals and groups, these have included low self esteem, ME, relationship problems, bereavement, self-harm, and work related stress. My Supervision Practice is with both groups and individuals.
A lot of my work experience has been with survivors of childhood sexual abuse and loss which has been my main focus over the past ten years.
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
Weekdays and evenings.