I started counselling in 1996 when I began working with Breakthrough for Women, a counselling and information project run by Glasgow City Council for women who had experienced child sexual abuse or sexual violence. Since then, I’ve worked in a busy GP practice in the NHS, at Napiers Herbal Healthcare, with PCT Glasgow, in the Consulting Rooms in the City Centre, in a chiropractic and massage clinic, at the Southside Counselling and Therapy Centre, and now (again) in a designated room in my own home. I have also worked as a telephone counsellor for a large health insurance company offering one-off emotional support calls and assessments for psychological services.
I work with whatever issue you bring but for a number of years I specialised in working with trauma and sexual abuse. I also have experience and a special interest in neurodiversity and autism, and also gender-related issues.
I have a CQSW from my days in social work and gained a Diploma in Counselling (person-centred) from the University of Strathclyde in 1999. I’m a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I was accredited with that organisation for a number of years but it lapsed when I took a couple of years out to pursue other work. However, I still work to the BACP code of ethics and standards and have an independent supervisor to keep me on track. I’m also a member of PCT Scotland.
In addition to this, I am a published author and use my tiny campervan as a creative space and retreat, escaping to the wilds whenever I can. I have two adult children.
I can be contacted by email or phone: 07799 728439