Counselling is a space that is separate from your everyday life and relationships to explore whatever difficulties you might be facing.
You might have a clear idea of what's troubling you, or perhaps you have a sense that something just isn't quite right in your life. Counselling can give you the room you need to understand what's going on for you, and to think about the direction you might like to grow in.
As your counsellor, although I won’t be able to give you the answers, I will work flexibly and in collaboration with you to help identify what you would like to get from counselling and how we can work together to move you towards where you would like to be.
I work in a person-centred way, which means I see and respect you as the expert in your own life and I deeply value the therapeutic relationship we create together.
I am also influenced by my pluralistic qualification where I was trained in a number of different counselling theories – including CBT, psychodynamic, solution-focused – and we might decide together to draw from some of these approaches.
I like to think about counselling being a place where the light gets in.
A space that facilitates self-awareness, compassion and understanding, where we can see and feel things clearly as they are. Where we can open up choices around how we relate to our experiences, ourselves and our relationships.
I completed my counselling diploma in 2014. Having worked as a counsellor in the voluntary sector for many years, I am now in private practice working with individual adults and with Employee Assistance Programmes.
With much of my practice being online, I have a Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling. I am an accredited and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and fully committed to abiding by their Ethical Framework. I also hold an Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision (Including Online Working).
As well as being a counsellor, I’m also a living, breathing, thinking, feeling human and I believe in bringing that realness into my therapeutic role.
When I first began providing counselling remotely, I had my doubts –
Could online really be helpful?
Wouldn’t in-person therapy always be better?
With much of my work having been online and by phone for the past three years, I am now firmly convinced of the value of remote counselling.
It is, of course, in some ways different to being physically in a counselling room together, however the foundation remains the same – we are there in that online counselling space for you to be heard and to explore whatever it is that you feel is important to explore, at a pace that feels right for you.
From a private space in your own home, remote counselling can also bring the benefit of you being able to adjust your environment to suit you and help you feel as comfortable as possible – this might mean having a cup of your favourite tea during sessions or having a soothing object like a blanket or pillow with you.
On a practical level there are also no travel costs or time associated with online counselling.
I have completed specific training for online counselling, so you can be assured that I approach this work ethically and professionally.
If you are wondering if online counselling might be for you, then please reach out for an initial, no obligation, chat to see if we would be a good fit to work together.
Supervision is a vital process for therapists. I can offer you a safe, supportive and reflective space to explore the many aspects of your therapeutic work. I work in a flexible way and will collaborate with you to ensure that our sessions are attuned to your supervision needs.
Having been a qualified counsellor for almost a decade, I recognise that what we seek and require from supervision changes over the life course of our career in counselling.
I will endeavour to meet with you fully at the place where you are currently in your journey as a counsellor, taking both your professional and personal self into consideration, respecting where you have come from, your experience and your future developmental needs.
I bring a broad range of therapeutic experience to my supervision work, from being a trainee counsellor in placements to having worked in agencies and the voluntary sector with trauma and addictions, and also being in private practice with individuals and as an associate counsellor with EAPs.
I work in person and remotely with specific qualifications for online counselling and supervision, and I am accredited with the BACP.
If you are looking for a supervisor, then please get in contact to arrange an initial chat where we can explore the potential to work together.
I am based in North East Fife, and see clients from the surrounding Tayside, Perth and Kinross areas. I will provide location details when we arrange our counselling or supervision sessions.
In addition to providing face-to-face therapy, I also offer online sessions. Please contact me to find out more about how online therapy works.
Counselling sessions are £50 for 60 minutes. Generally, sessions are weekly, however we can discuss how often we meet and explore what best suits your needs.
I have a limited number of reduced cost spaces for counselling students and those on low incomes/benefits. Please contact me if you would like to know more about this.
Please note that if you wish to cancel an appointment I ask at least 24 hours’ notice is given, otherwise the fee for the session will still be due.
Supervision sessions are £50 for 60 minutes for qualified counsellors, £45 for trainees.
Payments are made by bank transfer on the day of the appointment.
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