I live on the Ayrshire coast with my husband David. I enjoy getting out with my camera, or going for a walk or a cycle ride. I take inspiration from the amazing environment around me, and this also inspires my work as a therapist.
I am originally from Stirlingshire, and moved 'down south' when I was in my early 20s, returning back to Scotland in 2017. I lived for a total of about 30 years in a combination of places - namely Brighton, London and Berkshire. I did a degree in politics with development studies at Sussex Uni, graduating in 1996, and take a keen interest in the state of domestic and international politics.
For the majority of my working life so far, I was employed by a major London charity. I supported people within a variety of projects, including street homelessness / street rescue services; and in community and mental health outreach settings across London.
My work meant that I had to be flexible, and able to adapt to a wide range of situations and presenting issues from my clients. I decided to formally train as a therapist to enhance the skills I was using informally, and in 2011, I graduated with a Masters in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy from the University of in 2011.
Since graduating, I was employed for 4 years as a Senior Counsellor, working with Carers and bereaved individuals, and I was a counsellor within a drug and alcohol recovery service for 2 years. I also developed workshops, and have so far presented them on several occasions to counsellors and community support teams.
I am now based in Glasgow City Centre, and work as a Counsellor, CBT therapist and Coach in private practice. Since the pandemic, I started to offer a service on-line, and this has proven to be work well because of the flexibility it offers. So I now offer an in-person service, and also an on-line service.
If you would like to know more about my service and ask any questions, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. I offer an initial half hour consultation, free of charge: Check me out to see if I might be a good fit for you.
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