Member Status: Senior Accredited
Member No: NCS18-06287
I am offering a free drop-in service online for anyone experiencing stress and anxiety in relation to the current emergency situation. This takes place Mondays and Fridays from 11am to 12noon. Donations are welcome but not required. All donations will go to help others who are not able to afford counselling at present. Please email for the web address of the meeting.
I began my working career as a teacher in secondary education. I moved to the voluntary sector, still involved with training, but also pastoral care and some overseas development work.
I have experience with clients bringing a variety of difficulties: depression, anxiety, loss and bereavement, post-traumatic stress, cultural stress and transition, relationship struggles, sexuality, sexual abuse and other forms of childhood abuse.
I have particular interest in working with clients of diverse sexualities, relational styles and gender identities.
I also have a particular interest in spirituality; however I work with clients of all faiths and none.
I am an Accredited and Registered Member of the NCS and I work to their code of ethics and standards.
- Qualifications & ExperienceI qualified as a counsellor in 2003, and then completed an MSc in Counselling Studies (Advanced Practice) at Edinburgh University in 2009; this included training in Supervision.
I have also completed a 2-year specialist diploma of training with Pink Therapy in gender and sexual and relational diversity therapy and I am an Accredited Advanced Sexual Diversity Therapist (Pink Therapy).
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Ageing and related issues
- AIDS / HIV
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Bereavement / Loss
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Emotional issues
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Job interviews
- Panic attacks
- Parenting skills
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Languages Spoken