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Masters in Counselling, MBACP

About me

If you choose to come to me for counselling you will find it a safe place to explain and explore what is bothering you. In your own words and only as quickly as you are comfortable, I will encourage you to help me understand what is troubling you including how it is affecting your feelings and emotions. I will be non-judgmental while helping you define and clarify why your problem is troubling you. You will also find me willing to help you say what you cannot say on your own. You can trust me to keep what we talk about confidential and not share it with anyone else in your life. You will find me honest, caring and sensitive. You will feel that your worth and value as an individual person is respected. You and I will work together, discussing and weighing up possible solutions to the problems that brought you to counselling. You will feel supported, empowered and motivated in your journey to resolve the problems that are disturbing you.

The answers to your problems may come in the form of a new understanding or perspective. You may find some new way to personally accept an answer to the problem that previously you had discounted. You may be able to decide on a course of action to change the situation that is causing you concern. Your counselling may help you acquire new life skills that allow you to more effectively deal with the problem should it arise again in the future. You could find a new appreciation for how you really feel about a particular issue. In short, you may learn a different way to see the world so that your problems are more easily resolved. You also may find the answer to your difficulties is in widening your social circle. You may feel energised and wanting to be around other people and their company more than you have in the past. In whatever form the answers to your problems come, in general, you will find you are feeling differently and as a result, can move forward once again in your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

Masters in Counselling, University of Abertay Dundee, Dundee

COSCA Counselling Supervision Certificate 
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville
Specialist Certificate in Cyberculture: Online Counselling, Online Training Institute
Specialist module in Bereavement and Loss, CRUSE Bereavement Care Scotland
Post Qualifying Certificate: Counselling Children and Young People, Simpson House Training
Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills, University of Abertay Dundee 

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

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
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

Face to Face Counselling

Initial assessment:............................................................£22.50

Counselling session:........................................................£45.00 per 50 minute session

Online  or Telephone Counselling

Video Conferencing, telephone:..........£45.00 per 50 minute session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Tuesday to Thursday 9.00am to 6.00pm.

Further information

Kirkton Enterprise Centre, Room 7, Sir William Smith Road, Kirkton Industrial Estate, Arbroath, Angus, DD11 3RD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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.

Online platforms

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