- Phone number
- 07376 548850
- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
Hello, I'm Shirley and I am a fully qualified and BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. I deliver Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) online and by telephone as studies have shown online therapy to be as effective as face-to-face therapy. You may already have a busy schedule, travel to work, live or work in remote locations and maybe have mobility issues. The convenience of being in your own home or other suitable location, at a time that suits you, without having to travel to appointments, means online therapy provides a really good solution to access your therapy. CBT is a problem-specific and pragmatic approach that helps you identify your specific problems and then we can work together to give you therapeutic tools and education that leads to long-term results.
Practice descriptionI have worked for over 25 years in education and accredited learning, including coaching and mentoring, and offer a warm, genuine and compassionate approach and aim to create a non-judgemental, safe space where you can explore challenges and move forward using CBT techniques. In 2013, I initially qualified in Person-Centred Counselling and subsequently qualified in Pluralistic Counselling. I went on to specialise in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy. I also work a couple of days at a Further Education College as a Student Counsellor. I am BABCP Accredited (https://babcp.com/CBTRegister/Search#/) and am a Registered Member of BACP (MBACP).
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Therapies (CBT) (Distinction) (The University of Edinburgh)
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (The Institute of Counselling)
Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies (Merit) (Abertay University)
COSCA Certificate in Counselling (The University of Aberdeen)
BSc Pure Science (The University of Aberdeen)
I hold full Professional Indemnity Insurance and my practice adheres to the General Data Protection Regulations, 2018. I am registered with The Information Commissioner's Office Reg. No ZB454051 and am PVG registered to work with adults and children. The Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership scheme is managed and delivered by Disclosure Scotland.
Getting in Touch:
You are now making the next step to thinking and feeling better about yourself and your situation.
If you want to book in for a free 15 minute telephone or online consultation, please send me a message by e-mailing me and I will get back to you shortly.
My first session
I ask each client to complete a Therapy Initial Enquiry Form in advance of our initial session to give a little background of yourself and what you are seeking from therapy.
The first session gives us a chance to start to discuss this and form a Therapy Agreement based on a therapeutic assessment and our discussions. This helps form an agreed Individual Treatment Plan for your therapy which is tailored to you and your needs.
What I can help with
ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Depression, Development coaching, Executive coaching, Leadership coaching, Mood disorder, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy, Time-limited