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The Talking Space - PG Dip / BA Hons Psych / MNCS Accred

About me

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.

Where:

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

My background:

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.

Membership:

  • 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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

COSCA

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.

NCS

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

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

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.

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Grief and Loss

Parenting difficulties

Coping with life events

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

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

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Further information

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"

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB11

Unit 9 Oldmeldrum Business Centre, Colpy Way, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, AB51 0PS

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

The counselling room in Oldmeldrum is fully accessible to wheel chair users. There are wheel chair accessible toilet facilities available for client use.

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