I am currently taking time out of clinical work to update my skills to work effectively on-line.
My initial training prepared me to counsel individuals and couples and it doesn't matter if you are married, living together, single, gay or straight - I am skilled in working with difficulties in your relationship.
Counselling can help to explore recurring patterns in your relationship and to understand the impact of your relationship difficulties on your children. It is also a safe place to begin looking at any sexual problems that may exist.
Relationships are complicated and often rely on communication and a great deal of collaboration between two individuals.
While there are plenty of ups and downs in every relationship, if you are not happy it is important to know when to address the issues you are facing.
As a counsellor I hold a professional qualification in Counselling Couples, with counselling experience within a number of areas and theories and work to the highest ethical standards.
I will respect your privacy and culture at all times. The services I provide are confidential and there is no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, physical disability, gender or sexual orientation.
My aim is to work in partnership with clients. You are the expert on your life whilst I have the skills that will help you to lead a more satisfactory and resourceful life.
Your communications will remain confidential between us, kept in a locked cabinet.
An exception to privacy is where as your counsellor I need to take some of the issues to supervision, to ensure that I am counselling in a way that is safe and beneficial to my clients, as required by my professional code. I will not reveal your identity, and will take all precautions to protect your privacy.
The only circumstance where as a counsellor I am obliged to break confidentiality is if you have indicated that there is a risk of harm to yourself or someone else, and I am required by ethics to seek advice and guidance from other professionals. I would of course try to discuss this beforehand with you to obtain your assent.
As an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and a Practitioner member of COSCA , I am committed and adhere to working ethically; am fully insured; and a qualified couple counsellor with Relationships Scotland.
Training and qualifications
Diploma in Counselling, University of Edinburgh, 2008
Certificate in Couple Counselling Relationships Scotland 2009
BACP Counsellor Accreditation 2011
Diploma in Casework Supervision 2012
COSCA Accredited Trainer for Diploma 2017
MSc Psychological Wellbeing 2019