What I offer
I offer a niche service providing Counselling and Life coaching. Although this may sound quite daunting it often integrates itself throughout sessions very easily. Whether your need for counselling is for self-development or to help you manage the difficulties that life can throw at us, I feel that it should be easily accessible to everyone.
Having experienced the need of counselling in my own life, I feel that I am in a position to better understand what it takes to make that first step. I aim to provide a safe space for you, and work together at a pace that is suitable for your needs and development.
I am an experienced Counsellor, life coach, pain therapist and a member of the BACP. I use a pluralistic approach to my therapy. This involves working collaboratively with my clients, their individuality thus incorporating shared decision making. I can work with a wide range of concerns and assist you with issues you may be facing such as anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, stress, anger, sexual abuse and many others.
An example of this approach is discussing with you what you would like to achieve from therapy then working together to achieve the most effective way to get there.
How I do This
I work therapeutically using aspects from varied approaches based on what you find to be helpful; including Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy and Transactional Analysis.
These techniques enable me to work with a variety of concerns, and my findings are that regardless of what the concerns are that bring you to counselling, it is the relationship we build together which makes the biggest difference.
I have had experience working with both school children, young adults and adults, using Counselling and Life Coaching. I worked with several troubled school children for a period of time, finding each of their personal development very rewarding. I have spent several years working with a voluntary organisation where I counsel adults and young adults with many different and difficult issues.
Training, qualifications, experience & CPD
I am registered under the Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme (protection of vulnerable groups)
£45 per individual hourly session
Student and low income discounts are available on request.
Covid-19 Update - I am currently providing online, telephone and face to face sessions to accommodate this.