Training and qualifications
Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling · State
Registered Psychiatric Nurse · HNC Integrative Counselling
· NC Counselling Skills and Theory Certificate in Cruse Bereavement
Counselling · Certificate in Cognitive Analytical Therapy
· Supervision Module · Applied Suicide Intervention
Skills Training (ASSIST)
been with Gay Men's Health since September 2002, working with issues
related to sexual orientation, coming out, relationships, anxiety, body
image and loss and bereavement. She has extensive experience during
six years nursing at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in the Psychodynamic
model of group and individual therapy.
Areas of special Interest and Expertise
Loss and bereavement counselling, relationship difficulties, stress
management, body image, low self esteem difficulties and relaxation
About my approach as a counsellor
I believe each human being possesses the inner strength to find their
own path to a more fulfilling life, heightened self awareness and a
fuller sense of self worth. I practice an Integrative approach to counselling
calling on Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive-Behavioural therapy
models thus aiming to bring more clarity, insight and honesty into people's
lives, enabling them to find a more positive an appropriate way forward.
The quality of the counsellor/client relationship is key to bringing
about change. I offer a safe , confidential environment and an open,
non judgemental approach allowing my clients to feel comfortable to
reveal thoughts and feelings, perhaps previously unheard.
It is often through the empathy and understanding offered by a counsellors
that a client is finally able to hear their own voice. Gentle challenge
can further enhance the ability to reflect upon life with a new perspective.
My experience has given me the privilege of witnessing firsthand how
we can and do access our own natural healing process successfully. Thus
aiming to bring more clarity, insight and honesty into people's lives,
enabling them to find a more positive and appropriate way forward.