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About me

Have you found yourself battling with some difficult or confusing feelings?  Maybe a relationship is causing you concern but you don’t know how to make things different or better.  Family and friends can be a great support, but sometimes the people in our lives think they know what we should do, offer solutions from their perspective, or judge us for the decisions we make or feelings we might have.  This is where it can really help to speak with a counsellor.

I have over 20 years of experience working therapeutically and in-depth with people from a wide range of age groups, backgrounds, beliefs and circumstances.  I am a qualified person centred therapist and I aim to treat everyone with warmth, empathy and compassion.  I believe the relationship we build is key to facilitating healing and growth.

Together we will explore what is troubling you at a pace that’s right for you.  I hope you will quickly find that you can feel safe and accepted.  I have undertaken counselling myself and understand that this can bring about feelings of vulnerability and anxiety.  I also know how supportive and healing counselling can be. 

Practice description

I work face to face and also offer online sessions.  Having completed a Certificate in ‘Online and Telephone Counselling’, I am qualified and proficient in using technology.

I work within the Code of Ethics of BACP and respecting your confidentiality is a key part of this.

I can offer short or longer term work.  

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications 

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Distinction)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work
  • BA(Hons) Social Sciences - Major in Psychology 

Training

I am committed to learning and growing, both personally and professionally. I have completed courses in 'mindful self compassion' and use this in my own life.  I have learned a lot from past training in a wide range of topics, including attachment theory, addiction issues, shame, personality disorders, mental health, ASD, self-harm and ASIST - suicide intervention skills.  I am very interested in new research around trauma and how this can impact on all areas of people's lives.  I am currently completing several courses bases on work of Dr Gabor Mate and Dr Bessel van der Kolk.

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.

Accredited register membership

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

£45/session

Further information

My first session

I offer a free 20 minute phone/video call where I can explain more fully what you can expect, while you tell me a little about what brings you to counselling.  We can then decide whether I will be the best fit for you.

If you decide to proceed with counselling, each session will last one hour.  You decide the frequency that works best for you; most people find weekly or fortnightly sessions most helpful.  

Some people might wish to attend for a time limited period of five/six sessions, while others benefit from longer term therapy to address deeper issues.  The number of sessions required might be apparent from the first session or will become more clear as therapy progresses.  Ultimately, you decide how many sessions you wish to attend.

If you'd like to talk with me, please contact me by text, phone or email and I will aim to get back to you within 24 hours.  

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G41

Type of session

In person
Online