“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside awakes” ~ Carl Jung
A little more about me...
As well as working in the therapeutic world, I’m also a mum to three children, so as you can appreciate life is busy, challenging and never straightforward, plus I’m still learning. Escapism for me is gardening, walking our dog, yoga and time spent with friends.
If you like to chat to see if I am able to support you please book a free initial chat by clicking the 'Book Now' button below, or contact me on 07384 475743.
My experience and areas of specialism
As well as being a qualified, accredited person-centred counsellor for 14 years, I'm also a registered nurse with 27 years of experience, still continuing to lecture to nursing students at Glasgow Caledonian University.
I loved my nursing practice role, working for 23 years in sexual health and latterly in public health during the COVID pandemic as a health protection nurse specialist.
In sexual health, I gained a lot of experience working with people with very personal and difficult issues. I helped them to explore their sexuality and gender, supported those with Blood Borne Viruses such as HIV, supported people who had gone through tremendous trauma, either through rape, sexual abuse, trafficking, homelessness & prostitution.
In counselling, I have worked as a person centred counsellor in an NHS adult counselling service, a Glasgow secondary school and now privately. I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical framework for good practice. I have over 500 hours of counselling experience. I offer counselling to individuals over 16.
Coming to counselling...
In my experience, there are many reasons why someone may come to counselling. Some may be very clear about what the issues are, whilst others may have a sense that something doesn't feel quite right, but don't know why. They may be stuck with life, troubled by the past, overwhelmed, anxious, angry all the time, feel they are struggling with life or suicidal. Some people may want to focus specifically on their own personal or professional development for the future. I have experience working with all of these issues.
So if any of this resonates with you and you would like to have a chat to help you decide if I would be the right person to support you then call me on 07384 475743 or book a free initial chat. If you don't see any hours of availability that suit then please contact me - my schedule is often quite flexible. I will endeavour to return your call within 24 hours.