Counselling offers a safe and supportive environment where you can explore whatever may be troubling you. I am committed to providing a space where we can work together to reflect and try and make sense of what is going on for you at the moment, as well as help you find your way through this experience. You may be going through a specific experience, such as anxiety, depression, bereavement or loss, relationship issues or low self-esteem and self-confidence, or perhaps you don’t know what you are feeling, only that something isn’t right and you would like a change and someone to talk to. I strive to develop a warm and supportive environment where talking about what most concerns you is possible and many clients have commented that they feel able to do this from early on in their sessions. I welcome anyone regardless of whatever you may be experiencing and regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation or cultural or religious background.
What can I expect to see happening in me over the course of the counselling?
We can discuss what you are looking to gain from counselling when we first meet, however some common benefits of counselling that clients have said they have gained and that you could experience are:
- Feeling more relaxed and accepting of yourself and more comfortable in your own skin
- Having better confidence in your own judgement
- Being able to get better in touch with your feelings and express them
- Having new ways of managing, behaving, feeling and thinking
- Having a better sense of direction and what to do next
- Feeling more in control
- Increased coping mechanisms
- A reduction in the intensity of your feelings and initial difficulties
- A beneficial impact on your domestic, social and working life
- Feeling a sense of relief and release, like a weight has been lifted
How can I get started with counselling?
The best way forward would be to arrange an initial session, where we can explore your situation and also how I can help you. It’s also an opportunity for you to ask any questions about the counselling that you need to. From this session, you will get a sense of how I work and whether I am the right counsellor for you; I believe that the quality of the relationship between client and counsellor is incredibly important and so it is worth doing a bit of research to find a counsellor who you feel comfortable with and who is a good fit for you and your needs.
Sessions last for fifty minutes and would ideally be at the same time each week. The number of sessions would depend on what you are looking to gain from counselling and also the issues that you would like to explore and this is something that we can discuss in the initial session.
If you have any questions before booking an initial session, then please feel free to get in touch by emailing me or phoning or texting 07916158298. I welcome all enquiries and will respond to all messages within twenty four hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PGDip counselling & psychotherapy at Strathclyde University
- HNC integrated therapies
- OADip psychic therapy
- OADip forensic science and profiling
- OADip meditation therapy
- OADip in Advanced CBT
- OADip in mindfulness
- OADip in Psychic counselling
- OADip in Children and Adolescent counselling
- working toward OADip in Advanced Psychology
- working towards OADip in child Psychology
- OADip in drug and alcohol counselling
- qualified life coach
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial phone consultation
£35 per therapeutic hour thereafter
£50 per therapeutic hour for couples
Online counselling £35 per therapeutic hour
Telephone counselling £35 per therapeutic hour
Discounts for booking and paying in advance
also discounts for students (contact me for details)
All sessions must be paid on the day and if booking is cancelled less than 24hrs before sessions then they must still be paid for.
Monday to Saturday 11am till 9pm