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About me and my therapy practice
The counselling aims to empower you to make constructive choices and take control of your life. Person-centred counselling is a way of sorting things out from the inside and making changes that last. By helping you listen more closely to yourself, you learn to how to make decisions more suited to the future you seek.
You can use counselling for all sorts of issues, for example trouble with alcohol, bereavement, relationship difficulties, harassment at work, sexual abuse, breakup, stress, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem or decision-making. Dealing with ‘unwanted habits’ of whatever kind can be a large part of counselling. Counselling can also be useful in helping us to understand the periods of change that we experience so frequently in our fast-moving world.
I started counselling in 1996 when I worked for Breakthrough for Women, a counselling and information project run by Glasgow City Council for women who had been sexually abused. Since then, I’ve worked in a busy GP practice in the NHS, at Napiers Herbal Healthcare, with PCT Glasgow, in the Consulting Rooms in Glasgow City Centre, in a chiropractors, at the Southside Counselling and Therapy Centre and now in a designated room in my own home in Shawlands.
I gained a Diploma in Counselling (person-centred) from the University of Strathclyde in 1999. I was accredited with BACP for a number of years but it lapsed when I took a couple of years out to pursue other work. Back in counselling, I still work to the BACP code of ethics and standards. In addition to this, I am a published author and use my tiny campervan as a creative space and retreat, escaping to the wilds whenever I can. I have two adult children.
I offer person-centred counselling for any issue you choose to bring, but also have experience and knowledge of a range of psychological theories and practices. I've spent many years helping people who have suffered sexual abuse or rape, but have worked with other kinds of trauma too. I also have a special interest in neurodiversity.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited