- Phone number
- 0759 060 4291
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
What you bring to counselling will be handled with care and confidentiality; I will be respectful and have a genuine desire to help. I offer the core conditions of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard and I have an unfailing hope that potential and worth may be realised in the room.
I started my journey in 2005 when I volunteered for Samaritans, but perhaps I started it even earlier still when I attended Al-Anon meetings and felt truly listened to and supported at a time when I really needed it. Whilst at Samaritans, I experienced face to face contact with people coming in off the street, and realised that I preferred the intimacy of the face to face relationship. I enquired about training at ACIS (Aberdeen Counselling and Information Service) and was accepted for the course. I have been volunteering at ACIS since 2008 and during that time have completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling. My belief, passion and trust in the relationship has never waned. This is what I carry forward, within myself and when I first meet that tentative face in the waiting room. I offer myself and know that this will be enough. This faith has come with time, experience, self-growth and a complete trust in the process and the power of the relationship.
Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (University of Aberdeen); Diploma in Psychology (Aberdeen College); Registered Member of BACP (The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy); Member of Mental Health Aberdeen; Member of Aberdeen Counselling Forum and voluntary counsellor at ACIS (Aberdeen Counselling & Information Service) since 2008.
As a registered member of BACP, I take being trustworthy as a serious ethical commitment and am committed to sustaining and advancing good practice. I am committed to ongoing professional development and attend regular CPD's held at ACIS and Aberdeen Counselling Forum.
People look for help from counsellors and psychotherapists for many different reasons, most often (though not always) because they are in a personal crisis of some kind. This could be, for example, a bereavement, the ending of a long-term relationship, feelings of overwhelming anxiety, or just plain unhappiness.(Merry ) (page 69) Merry, Tony. Person-Centred Practice the BAPCA Reader. Herefordshire, UK: PCCS Books Ltd, 2000. Print.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Cultural issues, Depression, Infertility, Loss, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Work related issues
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited