I am an experienced and professional counsellor and psychotherapist located in the heart of Aberdeen, Scotland. I offer person-centred counselling in a wide range of issues for individuals and couples.
I have almost 20 years of counselling experience, and over 13 years of experience in my own private practice. I hold a PGDip. in Person Centred Counselling from the University of Aberdeen, and a Post-Diploma Certificate in Counselling Supervision from the University of Strathclyde.
I am a certified couple counsellor, as well as a qualified counselling supervisor. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure therein.
I am an accredited counsellor with Cruse Bereavement Care. I am also affiliated with several Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) providers. Previously, I was a counsellor at the Albyn Hospital in Aberdeen.
Day or evening appointments are available Monday to Friday by arrangement. Each session lasts one hour, with payment due at the end of each session.
Alternatively, sessions are available by telephone or Skype.
The number of sessions required varies from individual to individual; some people may find one or two sessions to be sufficient, others may require counselling over a longer period of time. In any case, it is entirely up to you.
The current fee for individuals and couples is £60, payable at the conclusion of each session.
Counselling is a process which offers you the opportunity to explore issues which may be causing you concern or distress. During these times of distress you may experience feelings and emotions that seem difficult to cope with alone. These issues may have bothered you for some time or may be the result of a recent event, crisis, or loss.
Counselling is a very individual experience. Some people come for a few sessions, others come over a longer period of time. Some people are very clear about what areas in their lives they want to explore. Other people feel less clear about where to start and what they need to do.
Counselling can support you through these difficult times. It is very important that you feel able to talk about whatever you want to talk about within the counselling relationship.
I offer a therapeutic relationship based on confidentiality, respect and trust. The counselling relationship that I offer can enable you to find a greater understanding of your own particular experiences, whatever they may be, within a safe and confidential environment.
Through mutual respect and trust, counselling can enable you to gain greater control over life’s challenges, so that you can find a way forward that feels right for you.