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About me and my therapy practice
I qualified in 2001 from University of Strathclyde as a counsellor;
The approach I trained in was humanistic, person centred - with the key focus on building a relationship, and helping individuals explore their own issues, and gain more insight and awareness through looking at childhood issues, and the impact they have on their current lives.
I worked in trauma counselling for several years, focusing on helping clients find a safe space, to allow them to process traumatic events of the past. This experience has led to an interest in trauma, and how it impacts on our ability to cope with the world.
Working for an Employee Assistance Programme for 9 years, gave me a broad experience in short term, solution focused therapy, as well as being able to work online and by telephone. I also worked with critical incidents/ crisis teams and helped employees and organisations build resilience to trauma.
In 2013 I completed my Cognitive Behavioural therapy diploma - as I felt that it was a an evidence based approach to treating anxiety, depression and a wide range of mental health issues, that my clients were presenting with.
Subsequently I have added Compassion focused therapy into my practice, which incorporates many different approaches including CBT, evolutionary biology, attachment theory and mindfulness.
My practice is based in Hyndland road in the West End of Glasgow.
It is a fairly central location, close to Glasgow University.
It is a private practice - and I am a sole practitioner.
I offer face to face sessions, and online - Skype, Zoom, Facetime as well as telephone.
My first session
My first session is an introduction and assessment session.
Allowing space for you to explore your concerns, and how they are negatively impacting your life,
Working out what issues we will focus on,
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Coaching supervision, Depression, Development coaching, Health related issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited