I qualified as a Person Centred Counsellor in 2010 and worked for several years as a Grief Counsellor privately and for Cruse Bereavement Care. I am an open, friendly and supportive person and can provide appointments face to face in Elgin, online sessions via video call or over the phone.
I offer an approach which allows you to be able to explore any issues currently troubling you, with your experience of life being the focus of the sessions. I provide a space for you to examine what is troubling you and explore these with me, in a non judgemental way, and without emotional complications or attachments which are often found when talking to family and friends. You can speak to me about any issue and none are seen to be too big or small. If it's causing you issue then we can look at that in a way that works for you.My speciality is with Person Centred Counselling. This means sessions are led by you and not directed by me. The hope being you can become more self aware and understand your own workings, leading to empowerment from with in you.
I also have considerable experience with Grief Counselling, bereavement, loss, death and dying, fatality, casualty in any way.
Person Centred Counselling allows space for any issue to be explored. If something is bothering you, then talk to me and we can see if we can help you to find a new perspective on it and hopefully bring you some peace. Talking to me can help settle those constant, niggling thoughts and free you from persistent worries and mental strain.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling
BSc (Hons) Integrative Healthcare
Certificate in Grief Counselling
Private practice experience
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
Appointments available mornings, afternoons & evenings (currently online only while covid restrictions are in place).