Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS19-07693
Location: Tranent, East Lothian
I am 54 years old and live in East Lothian with my husband and 2 teenage daughters. Both of my daughters are autistic. I have a huge amount of lived experience around the challenges neurodiversity and mental health issues can present for people and their families.
Through this experience I became interested in counselling as a way of supporting people in the challenges they may be facing. I believe the counselling process has the power to enhance peoples lives in a meaningful way.
I combine seeing clients for Carers of East Lothian with a small private practice. I also work part-time as a District Nurse caring mainly for palliative care patients.
I am an open, honest and down to earth person who enjoys counselling. Whether you are seeking to make changes in your life or to explore challenges you face, counselling can offer insights and new perspectives which can help with this journey.
- Qualifications & ExperienceMental Health First Aid FAMH Award May 2023
Advanced Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (Acto level 2)
Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice Prof Dip Psy C
Advanced Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counselling Ad Dip Psy C
Mediator training certificate (Accredited by the Scottish Mediation Register)2019
COSCA Counselling Skills certificate 2018, Edinburgh College
BSc Community Health Nursing (District Nursing) 2001, Queen Margaret University ( SPDN)
BSc Nursing 1995, Napier University ( RN)
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Bereavement / Loss
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
- Emotional issues
- Generally unhappy with your life
- IBS / Digestive Issues
- Illness and dying
- Panic attacks
- Parenting skills
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Start exercising
- Suicidal feelings
- Languages Spoken