I practise person-centred counselling, face to face, with individuals or couples of any age, background or experience. I work with people of any gender, age, sexuality, minority ethnic culture, class or religion. I am as happy listening to people who come with an immediate crisis as with people who are exploring subtle or long-standing issues.
My starting point is respect for each person who comes to counselling: you are the expert on your own life, and the director of your own growth and healing. How we work together depends upon your wishes and needs, matched with my experience and ability; I believe that for counselling/therapy to be effective, the relationship we form must be based upon mutual trust.
Appointments generally last an hour or another duration you prefer, and take place in a quiet counselling room close to Kelvingrove Park.
Originally from London, I have been living in Glasgow for over 25 years.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling Skills (1993)
Certificate in Counselling Theory (1994)
University of Strathclyde Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills (2009)
University of Strathclyde Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (2011)
Centre for Meditative Listening Certificate in Meditative Listening (2017)
British Focusing Association Certificate of Focusing Skills (2017)
COSCA Counselling Supervision Certificate (2017)
COSCA Introduction to Group Counselling Skills (2018)
Centre for Meditative Listening Advanced Training: Practitioner of Meditative Listening (2019)
I have been working as a volunteer counsellor at the Tom Allan Centre in Glasgow since 2010 as well as working independently since 2014.
I am qualified to teach experiential focusing and listening to individuals and groups.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Creative blocks, Inner child work
Lack of motivation, Life transitions
Perfectionism, Personal growth
Problems that have no name, or are hard to pin down
Fees to be agreed on the basis of affordability from £0 to £60 per hour.
Please note if telephoning, I do not answer calls where the number is withheld.
Also note that if telephoning, I may well be busy: please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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The counselling room is accessed by 10 steps with a handrail. There is onstreet metered parking which is free after 6pm and at weekends, and there are usually spaces available nearby. I can offer home visits at your request.
Currently I am only available for new appointments on Saturday or Sunday afternoons due to dog-care responsibilities.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am experienced in supervision of groups and individuals. .