I practise person-centred counselling with individuals of any age, gender, sexuality, ethnic culture, class, religion or social background. I am as happy listening to people who come with an immediate crisis as with people who know they would like to explore 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 you already have everything you need to enable your growth and healing process whatever the outward circumstances. How well we work together will depend upon your needs and wishes and how they fit with my experience and abilities. I believe that counselling/therapy will be effective for you when our unique relationship is able to grow in trust.
I am using Zoom to meet people for the foreseeable future. If you have not seen me before, I can offer a free, no-obligation 30 minute discovery session so we can meet online and decide if we can work together. If we have previously worked together at any time in the past, text or email me and we can set up an appointment.
Appointments generally last an hour or another duration you prefer.
Originally from London, I have been living in Glasgow for over 25 years.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificates in Counselling Skills (1993) and Counselling Theory (1994)
University of Strathclyde Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills (2009) and 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)
The British Focusing Association Focusing Teacher certification (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.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Family relationship problems
'Inner child' work
Lack of motivation
Problems that have no name or are hard to identify
Fees are based on affordability up to the standard hourly rate (for those who can afford it) £45. We agree a rate at the first session.
Concessions offered for
I prefer to be contacted in writing. Please get in touch by text or email and I will get back to you as soon as I can. For initial enquiries I aim to get back to you within 24 hours but, due to the secure email service I am using, it may be a little longer - but certainly within 48 hours.