Niamh Govers

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(PgDip. Couns., Reg. MBACP)
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Stirling FK8 & Edinburgh EH3
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Supervision details

Supervision cost £60 - concessions available for students 

Whilst my original training is person centred, since qualifying I have undertaken various other training, particularly in working with men, working with trauma from early childhood, anxiety and working with attachment styles in relationships.

My experience began volunteering during my postgraduate studies at DadsWork charity for men in East Lothian and Changes community mental health organisation in East Lothian.  At DadsWork I worked exclusively with men who were fathers, although naturally they came in all shapes and sizes. Some of these men were single fathers, some were estranged, others were reliant on substances; struggling to transition after prison; in abusive relationships. We offered long term counselling in blocks of 8 with regular check-ins throughout.  At Changes I worked with men and women aged 16 and above on various issues from anxiety to the death of a lifelong partner. The work here was short term, limited to 8 sessions. 

Working with young people through the Health Opportunities Team in Craigmillar I found myself running 1-1 drop in sessions, sexual health clinics, 1-1 support work in schools and running teaching sessions on sexual health plans in high schools around Edinburgh.

After qualifying, myself and a colleague went on to set up a counselling service within Edinburgh College, across all four campuses. The service was open to all students and in the 9 months we were open we had over 100 referrals and managed to work with all who requested counselling with the help of 4 student volunteers whom we also mentored.  Unfortunately the funding was not found to continue the service. 

I then moved on to work with Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project, a charitable organisation  who supports adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, aged 16 and above.  I set up the young person service with the organisation and worked with anyone aged 16 and over. The work was long term, open-ended and 1-1. I also set up peer support groups for the young people to meet others who had similar experiences and to share with each other. 

I have also set up the counselling service at Morrisons Academy in Crieff, it has been running for almost three school years now and every year sees an increase in demand. Alongside running the service I offer workshops for the young people on various topics and at times have been needed to offer peer support to staff members.

I also run my own private practice with locations in Stirling and Edinburgh. 

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20 Melville Terrace, Stirling, Stirlingshire, FK8 2NQ

Edinburgh, EH3

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In person

I provide person-centred supervision to students and qualified counsellors,