I am a qualified, registered and experienced Counsellor working in/around the Glasgow area. I have years of experience working within Mental Health, both in Intervention/Crisis support and as a Counsellor. This experience helps me work in line with your needs and goals.
You being the most important part of the Counselling. I've learned that peoples problems are just as unique as the people themselves.
I find myself passionate about deeper understanding of the human condition.
One of my motivations for working as a Counsellor, is having experienced Counselling myself. This began my journey into learning how I can help others through difficult times. Through my experience I've learned that I’m not able to help another change if I’m not open to being changed by them too. I bring this passion and my personal experiences to our work. Personal and professional experiences combined with a curious personality are guiding principles for my practice.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
My therapeutic practice has been developed in a variety of settings. More recently, I have been involved in a University Research Clinic and Student Counselling Service. My experience also involves work as a Counsellor within an Employee Assistance Program and in Third Sector Charities. I have also worked using therapeutic skills whilst supporting individuals with additional support needs. A huge part of this role was effectively communicating emotion non-verbally and connecting to people as individuals.
Areas of interest include:
- Anxiety & Generalized Anxiety Disorders
- Family Issues
- Relationship Issues
- Impacts/expectation of gender in Counselling
- Coping with chronic health conditions
Part of working in this field is being open to new approaches in clinical work, training and learning. Therefore, I’m involved routinely in further training and professional development to ensure I am up to date on developments in the Counselling world.
- PgDip Counselling & Psychotherapy
- OCST Online Counselling Diploma
- COSCA Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills
- BA (Hons) 2:1 Psychology
- ASIST Certified
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and remain committed to working within the BACP ethical framework.
You can check my membership on the BACP Professional Register: www.bacpregister.org.uk
For more information, please visit www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework
I am a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme with Disclosure Scotland.
The Person-Centred approach works from the principle that therapeutically, it’s the relationship with self that heals. Sessions often take on a life of their own; led by peoples personal experiences. This means there is no ‘typical’ model for sessions. The approach puts a person’s needs, stories and experiences at the center of treatment.
This offers a something a little different; because we’re not made of atoms, we’re made of stories.
Sessions involve a Counsellor offering a genuine encounter, with therapeutic conditions to promote growth and change. Healing comes through therapeutic exploration. This encounter helps reveal 'yourself 'to yourself. Clients begin a healing process by recognizing they have a problem and working out what to do about it. The Person-Centred approach makes a difficult but compassionate offer, through a relationship based on a non-judgmental, genuine way of being.
Counselling is not advice.
Counselling is a genuine exchange of experience involving exploration, articulation and strategizing, often relating to ‘what is’ and ‘what you should do about it’.