The Talking Space - PG Dip / BA Hons Psych / MNCS Accred
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Hello and Welcome:
May 2022: "I do currently have availability for new clients. If it feels best for you please just drop me a message to arrange a free discovery call".
Finding the right therapist is an important decision and I recognise it takes courage to take this first move towards change.
Online Counselling may suit you best or perhaps Face-to-Face in a comfortable, spacious room in Oldmeldrum appeals to you?
Whichever way we work together; I believe that the moment you feel that you are 'heard' it really can be the start of your healing process.
What we can do:
You may be seeking somewhere to bring all those difficult emotions, feelings and experiences. Imagine finding your safe space to explore your own sense of self, to work out some difficult decisions or to gain peace of mind with your loss and to heal from past trauma.
Who I work with and How:
I currently work with everyone over the age of 18, in a trauma-informed way. I embrace every individual person’s uniqueness, celebrate difference and diversity and I accept you as you are.
I won’t give you ‘advice’ but together, in a confidential, compassionate and safe space, we can explore what is affecting you and work towards overcoming your personal challenges and meeting your own unique potential.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have years of collective experience with our NHS & various charities helping people from all walks of life suffering perhaps from anxiety, depression or low self-worth.
I have further specialised training around bereavement, grief and past trauma.
I also work with those experiencing issues around menopause, parenting and those suffering after miscarriage.
- CMCOSCA (Counselling Member of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland)
- Accredited registrant membership in the National Counselling Society (NCS)
- Member of Disclosure Scotland Protecting Vulnerable Group scheme
- Fully insured and maintains professional indemnity insurance
- The Talking Space Therapy Ltd is listed and registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office
Qualifications and further specialised training:
- Post Graduate Diploma (with Distinction) in Person-Centred Counselling - University of Aberdeen
- Certified Practitioner of Rewind Trauma Therapy - International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy
- Counselling Skills Certificate (COSCA accredited) - University of Aberdeen
- BA (Hons) Psychology and Sociology - University of Stirling
To offer the best service I can to my clients, I am committed to continuously updating my knowledge and training through Continued Professional Development. Including but not limited to:
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
- Emergency First Aid at Work
- Taking therapy outdoors
- Online and Telephone Counselling
- Supporting People in Bereavement and Loss
- Let’s Introduce Anxiety Management
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSCA)
COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.
It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
National Counselling Society (NCS)
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
Grief and Loss
Coping with life events
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Fees are £50 per session.
I do offer a reduced rate of £30 to student counsellors and to those living on a low income.
When I work
Please feel free to reach out and arrange a free ‘discovery’ session to get to know each other and see if I’m the counsellor for you. Email or text and I will try to get back to you within 24 hours.
Please be reassured, during these times; to protect others and keep us both safe, all in-person therapy will adhere to the latest Government COVID guidance.
"Offering a safe talking space for you"