About me

I have a wide range of training since qualifying as a counsellor.  My main qualifications are:

– Advanced Post Diploma Certificate in Couple Counselling

– Master of Science (MSc) in Counselling through research

– Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (PGg Dip Couns)

Before completing my diploma, I gained the COSCA certificate (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) in counselling skills at a local hospice where the emphasis was on bereavement and loss.  This qualification was recognised by CRUSE Bereavement Care Scotland with whom I volunteered for a time.

I also attended the Pastoral Care and Theology course at Edinburgh University’s New College.

As well as working in private practice as a Person-Centred Counsellor, I presently work as a volunteer counsellor with a local agency.

I am a member of the following professional organisations:

  • The Association for Pastoral and Spiritual Care and Counselling (APSCC)
  • Person-Centred Therapy Scotland (PCT Scotland)
  • United Kingdom Register of Counsellors/Psychotherapists (UKRCP)
  • Accredited Member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

My background is mainly in administration and I have worked in the voluntary sector for over 20 years in the capacity as a volunteer and employee.  I was involved in Victim Support Scotland for ten years in the role of Co-ordinator and latterly a visitor.  It was in being alongside victims experiencing the different ways in which they coped with life’s difficulties, which prompted me train as a counsellor.

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