In visiting my website you are probably considering how counselling might be able to help you or, more specifically, how I can help you. You may be struggling at the moment and wondering how to cope. I am here to lend you some hope until you are able to find your own.
I am passionately committed to helping my clients find a way of working through whatever issues are troubling them. Firstly, you need to know if I am safe to work with. I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work to their ethical framework.
You may also be wondering if I know enough and have enough experience to be able to help you. I qualified as a counsellor in June 2007, graduating from the University of Highlands & Islands (Moray College). I qualified as a counselling supervisor in 2009. In 2015/16 I undertook training in Sex/Porn Addiction (which qualifies me to work with both addicts and partners), gaining an ISAT diploma in Sex/Porn Addiction.
I have worked in private practice, GP practices, for healthcare companies and as a volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland. I have supervised both experienced and trainee counsellors. Currently my clients contact me after reading my website or seeing my profile on the ATSAC register, UKRCP register or Counselling Directory, or they are referred by their GP, private healthcare company or through a workplace Employee Assistance Programme provider (details on my About page). I work with individual clients (age 16+ years).
An important consideration is – will we get on? I hope that in browsing my website you will get an idea of who I am, the way in which I work and what’s important to me. If you feel we would be able to work together please contact me and I will reply within 24 hours.
I believe that if a person has a problem they also have the answer and that the main reason people struggle so much is that they haven’t worked out what the questions are, so no wonder they can’t find the answers.
Supervision is a trusting relationship in which the therapist is able to reflect, receive support, maximise the effectiveness of their therapeutic relationships, monitor and safeguard the interests of their clients, maintain ethical standards and develop and grow as a therapist.