Counselling is a safe place for you to stop, take stock and explore the parts of your life that you are finding difficult. It is a time for you to use for whatever you decide, without pressure or judgement.
You can use counselling for all sorts of issues, for example trouble with alcohol, bereavement, relationship difficulties, harassment at work, sexual abuse, breakup, stress, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem or decision-making. Dealing with ‘unwanted habits’ of whatever kind can be a large part of counselling. Counselling can also be useful in helping us to understand the periods of change that we experience so frequently in our fast-moving world.
My method of counselling is called person-centred. This recognises that we all experience our lives in our own individual way. It may not feel this way, but you have the potential to know more about yourself than anyone else. My job is to help you understand yourself better and find your own inner compass so you make decisions which suit you better. I aim to accompany you on your journey and help you build confidence in your ability to be in charge of your life.
Some people come for just a few sessions, some for longer. It’s entirely up to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I started counselling in 1996 when I began working with Breakthrough for Women, a counselling and information project run by Glasgow City Council. Since then, I’ve worked in a busy GP practice in the NHS, at Napiers Herbal Healthcare, with PCT Glasgow, in the Consulting Rooms in the City Centre and in a designated room in my own home.
I have a CQSW from my days in social work and gained a Diploma in Counselling (person-centred) from the University of Strathclyde in 1999. I’m a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I was accredited with that organisation for a number of years but this lapsed when I took a couple of years out to pursue other work. However, I still follow the BACP code of ethics and standards and have an independent supervisor to keep me on track. I’m also a member of PCT Scotland.
Last year I was teaching in prisons and then as a telephone counsellor for a large medical insurance company.
In addition to this, I am a published author and use my tiny campervan as a creative space and retreat, escaping to the wilds whenever I can. I have two adult children.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a generic counselling service which responds to whatever you bring, but I also have extensive experience in sexual abuse and trauma.
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£45 per hour session.
I’m in Battlefield on the South Side of Glasgow at 210 Battlefield Road, Glasgow G42 9HN. I’m in a bright cosy room in the basement of Battlefield Chiropractic. There is ample parking (some metered) and also trains (Mount Florida) and buses 4, 4A, 34, 34A, 5 and 6.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Unfortunately there are stairs up to the door and down into the basement.
Days and evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|