Are you looking for a warm, safe and discreet space to explore whatever is troubling you?
Counselling may seem scary but it is often easier to talk to a stranger than a friend or family. I can offer a non-judgemental and supportive space in which you can talk freely and be heard and understood. Working at your pace, I will support you as you find the right answers - which are waiting to be uncovered inside you.
My clients range from children and teenagers to adults; some find 2 or 3 sessions is enough while others appreciate the opportunity to more complex issues over a long period of time.
As well as being a qualified Personal Centred Counsellor with more than 700 hours of practice, I have a BSc in Psychology and many years' experience of working with charities. I have also trained as a Counsellor of Children and Young People, and have a special interest in using play therapy with younger clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma of Higher Education in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy: University of the Highlands & Islands
Certificate in Counselling Children & Young People: University of Strathclyde
BSc Psychology: University of the Highlands & Islands
Counsellor Member of COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland)
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
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.
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
The charge for the first appointment will be £20, which can take place face to face or by phone. This will allow you to find out more about counselling, the process and if it is right for you.
Thereafter, the charge is £40 for a 50 minute session or £60 for 80 minutes.