I am an experienced, qualified, and registered Counsellor,
with a Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
qualification is accredited by The National Counselling Society (NCS) and I am a
Registered member of the NCS (Membership
No. NCS 19 – 07622). I follow their Ethical
Framework and they establish the rules for Counselling work in the UK.
In addition to my private practice, I attend many relevant
Continued Professional Development training sesions and Seminars throughout the year.
I have regular monthly supervision and I am fully insured.
I have volunteered with Wellbeing Scotland for 1 year and
volunteered with Place2be for 6 months.
What is Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy also referred to as talk therapy is a phrase
for a variety of treatment techniques which are aimed to help a person identify
and change worrisome emotions, thoughts, and behaviour. Psychotherapy takes
place with a trained and licensed mental health care professional. Meetings are
one on one or with other clients in a group setting
The approach I use in counselling will vary as this will depend on the
I may combine and adapt elements of various approaches such
as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. The health information pages for specific
disorders on the NIMH website list some of the evidence-based therapies for such
"Psychotherapy is sought not
primarily for enlightenment about the unchanged past but because of
dissatisfaction with the present and a desire to better the future"
-Milton H Erickson, M.D,