For the past 40 years I have been working with adults,children and young people in the NHS, social work, the third sector and privately. I have been an accredited trainer and taught Counselling at university level.
When we meet I hope we can work together to find the help and support you need at your pace. Through play and talking I offer a service for children, young people and adults that is based on a wealth of experience and knowledge.
I also and offer Counselling Supervision to agencies as well as Private Supervisees.
I have recently successfully completed further training in working with Children and Young People at Strathclyde University and I have been a Board Member of COSCA.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PGDip. Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People COSCA Acc.
- Certificate in Person Centred Counselling Supervision
I am a Counsellor for adults and children and young people and a Supervisor of fellow counsellors
I also was a Tutor for several years with the PGDiploma at Aberdeen University and offered training to many voluntary organisations snd schools
I have been a Children's Nurse and a Psychiatric Nurse.In these settings I worked with families and all ages offering the talking therapies
i am happy to see Couples and Families and have been offering this service for many years now
I have offered Counselling and Play Therapy with:
AVENUE Relationship Scotland supporting children when their parents were parting or had encountered difficulties after the breakup of their family
Young Carers supporting young people
GREC supporting children and young people with issues of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and discrimination
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I can offer a service with most adults, young people and children. Come along and we can explore what you need and take it from there.
I am available during the day and some evenings.
As you want to just get started with a therapist for yourself or your child I suggest that you email me and we have a preliminary chat about what you need and we can take it from there.I am ready to meet and work with you.