My approach draws on life experience and a variety of trainings. I offer a safe and confidential space to look at any feelings, thoughts, worries, concerns which are causing difficulties in your life and to explore other perspectives to enable a sense of better well-being
Exploring any difficulties together can enable you to feel more in control of your life, to make decisions and positive life choices and to understand any unhelpful patterns which may be getting in the way of enjoying your life. It is often extremely helpful to have someone outside your normal contacts, friends and family with whom to talk.
I work with all and many issues, including loss, low spirit, anxiety, fear, anger, low self confidence, relationships. At the core of how I work is the integration of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of my client's well-being and the therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client.
I believe there is a bright core within each of us which contains the potential to lead fulfilling, happy and peaceful lives, and my passion is helping another to reach into that inner sense of health, wellbeing and self mastery.
I also work with family constellations, which is an approach designed to make visible the entangled dynamics of a system and patterning which may have been handed down through the generations.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training over the past twenty years has included a three year Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis, a two year Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Buddhist Psychology, a Certificate in Systemic Constellations as well as a variety of additional post graduate workshops and seminars which have included EMDR and Sensorimotor Trauma trainings.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and have worked in Perth as a counsellor since 2005 with a further five years practice in London during the 1990s.
I also offer supervision by telephone or Zoom following training with the Centre for Supervision based in Findhorn and London.
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
Cost of a session is £45 and each session is one hour, usually on a weekly basis. Payment is by cash or cheque.
An initial consultation will help determine if the process of counselling is for you and whether we can work together. It is important that you feel comfortable both with the process and with myself. This consultation is chargeable.
A family constellation session is for 1.5 hours and the cost is £55. Sessions tend to be one-off with follow up appointments when required, often after a couple of months.
I also offering supervision by telephone, Skype or Zoom following training with the Centre for Supervision based in Findhorn and London.