Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS21-01650
Hello and welcome!
Thank you for visiting my profile page here ~ If your looking here now I imagine - something in your life isn't going too well or how you would like it to be?
Or maybe you are hoping some aspect of your life could be changed, different or better?
Or perhaps you are feeling a bit stuck?
Whatever is causing you difficulty ~ It might be something in present time or the from the past usually they are related but not always.
Perhaps it's past events that are causing you mental health to be difficuilt resulting in current symptoms.
These may be -Anxiety, depression, cptsd, mood swings, difficult thoughts and feelings by way of example, this is not an exhaustive list.
I can offer:
Counselling for Trauma
Specific sessions to help you regulate your Nervous System and therefore manage your symptoms
The above can also be tailored to your specific requirements and combined in a way thats a best for for you.
I am really excited and happy to be able to work in person again. I have a fabulous safe secure space in the back garden, see pics here or another inside room, if the weather is cold and chilly.
I work with Adults face to face and online
I work with Young People face to face only
I offer walk and talk sessions.
I like to work creatively, if thats for you- as it helps get beneath the surface of the presenting issue and to a place beyond words. Creative techniques I enjoy are sand tray, drawing/painting, visualisation, play doh, worksheets and re-presenting aspects of self in different forms e.g. stones or shells.
Experienced Counsellor - 20 years plus experience of this work.
I love my work.
I am an experienced General Counsellor & Internal Family Systems Therapist.
Working in a client centred way, exploring with you what approach or therapy or combination of therapies would be a best fit for you and your current circumstances/difficulties/issues.
I have focussed my training and extensive CPD to help me understand and work with people who have experienced Trauma and or abuse in their lives, which often goes alongside a difficult early attachment to a parent or primary care giver.
I work mindfully with compassionate enquiry.
I have been in the business of helping people all of my working life, that 45 years plus!
I started work training and working as a Registered General Nurse, then attended the University of Life for a while and becoming a single parent to my children, I then gained employment as a project worker for several years following my return to education and my subsequent social science Degree from Dundee University, an MA in Food, Health & Welfare
I would say that's "No mean feat for this dyslexic mystic or neurodivergent therapist" I went on to work in the Voluntary Sector across Scotland with various "socially disadvantaged" groups aka people, mostly with unintegrated Trauma resulting in dysregulated autonomic nervous systems resulting in their current symptoms and ways of being.
I have a sliding scale for payment. Some consessionary places are also available.
I am based in Fife, Scotland, I work short/long term or in blocks of therapy, see my website for more info.
Main Counselling Models & CPD that inform my practice are:
Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling- 2000-2003
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1 2010
Dierdre Fay- Becoming Safely Embodied
Sandra Paulson- Looking through the Eyes of Dissociation
Internal Family Systems Therapy Level 1- 2018-2019
Internal Family Systems Therapy Level 2- 2020
Polyvagal Informed Course Current 2022
I have many more courses and CPD that I have undertaken - the ones mentioned above are the main models of therapy that influence my practice and are currently on offer.
I am comitted to my own healing practices and continue to have Therapy as required.
If anything here gets your attention- please dont hesitate to get in touch, i would prefer an email initially. Thank you.
- Qualifications & ExperienceDiploma Psychodynamic Counselling
Certificate Supervision COSCA
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1
Internal Family Systems Therapy Level 1 & 2
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Bereavement / Loss
- Emotional issues
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Suicidal feelings