Personal experiences of Counselling inspired me to help others through difficult times. My experiences and professional ethics act as guiding principles for my practice.
What really matters to me is relating to clients in meaningful ways. I’m not able to help another change if I’m not open to being changed by them too. Being real and responsive, instead of taking a ‘blank screen’ approach.
I believe a persons problems are as unique as the person themselves. Often our thoughts and feelings are responses to the real world, rather than something being 'wrong' with us.
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes
My therapeutic practice has developed in a variety of settings in the public and private sector. This includes working as a Counsellor within an Employee Assistance Program to support employees of various businesses. Also, within an organisation offering specialist therapeutic support for survivors of sexual abuse. My passion for education and student mental health drew me towards working within a University Research Clinic and Student Counselling Service. I have also worked therapeutically supporting individuals with additional support needs.
These experiences help me effectively connect to people as individuals, and not view people as problems. Valuing difference and diversity, my practice is inclusive and LGBTQIA+ affirming.
Special areas of interest include:
- Anxiety & Generalized Anxiety Disorders
- Sexual Violence & Abuse
- Relationship Issues
- Coping With Chronic Health Conditions
I'm routinely involved in further training and professional development to ensure I am up to date on developments in the Mental Health Sector.
- PgDip Counselling & Psychotherapy
- BA (Hons) Psychology
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Diploma in Online Counselling (OCST)
- PGCert in Counselling Skills
As an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I am committed to working within the BACP Ethical Framework.
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I am a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme with Disclosure Scotland.
I mainly work from a Person-Centred perspective and bring in elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Person-Centred means offering a genuine encounter with specific conditions to help change behaviour and attitudes. A therapeutic relationship with a commitment to work collaboratively with your individualism. While CBT tends to be more goal oriented, focussing on your thinking styles. Working from the principle that your thoughts impact your emotions, and your emotions impact your behaviour.
You don't have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you
Offering choice in how sessions take place, means we can work in a way that feels right for you. Examples include in a structured and goal-oriented way, or more emotionally. Sessions take on a life of their own; guided by your personal experiences, beliefs and needs.
I offer an honest relationship, which does not shy away from the difficult places we need to go to heal.