I work with people experiencing communication issues, stress, anxiety, depression, identity issues, bereavement, loss, problems with self-esteem, relationship difficulties, and family-related issues.
Because of my background in Linguistics and Language research, I have developed a special interest in the therapeutic benefits of writing. This can mean engaging in therapeutic writing tasks such as gratitude journaling or using your own writing as a starting point and focus for our therapeutic work, if this is something you would find helpful.
I am trained in Pluralism which is a way of thinking about therapy that is based on the assumption that no one therapeutic approach has the monopoly on understanding the causes of distress or on the most helpful therapeutic responses.
Instead, it suggests that different clients are likely to want, and benefit from, different things in therapy. It suggests that therapists should be open to respecting understandings and practices from across the counselling and psychotherapy spectrum.
Given this emphasis on tailoring therapy to the individual client, a pluralistic approach also emphasises shared decision making and meta-communication: talking to clients about the process of therapy itself, including what they want from it and how they would like to try and get there.
Pluralism can be a way of thinking about therapy, or it can be a specific practice in which the therapist draws on a range of different understandings and methods. As the latter, it can be considered a form of integrative therapy, in which there is a particular emphasis on collaboration and negotiation across the client-therapist relationship.
I hold unconditional positive regard for all of my clients.
I am an LGBTQIA+ ally.
I am a vegan ally.
My qualifications include:
MSc Counselling (with distinction) (2019)
Couples Counselling CPD Training (2018)
PGDip Pluralistic Counselling (2018)
Child Counselling - accredited by the International Association of NLP and Coaching (2017)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (2016)
TQFE, Dundee University (2012)
PGDip in Language and Communication Research, Cardiff University (2002)
MA Honours Linguistics, University of Edinburgh (2001)
Professional Body Membership:
I am a Counsellor Member of COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland). Membership No. 3614.
I am fully insured with Balens Insurance UK.
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