- Location: 55 West Clyde Street, G84, Helensburgh, United Kingdom
- What I help people with:
(in order of expertise)
- Low Self-Esteem
- Domestic Violence
- Career Stress
- Emotional Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Relationship Issues
- Family Issues
- Therapy types I offer: (in order of most commonly practised)
- Recommend me:
- My availability
How I can help you
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Counsellor, offering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person Centred and Solution Focused Brief Therapy(SFBT). I offer confidential face to face, telephone and Internet counselling. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP), a Counsellor member of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA) and I am on the accredited register with the professional standards authority.
I have many clients dealing with issues including anxiety, depression, low moods, phobias, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, guilt, anger, low self-esteem and low confidence. Often clients have anxiety around social situations such as public speaking, board meetings and family/social gatherings. This can impact on holidays, family life and work.
What to expect
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It's most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.
CBT can help you gain greater control over your moods, change unhelpful thought patterns and behaviour, improve your emotional well-being and self confidence and help develop new coping skills.
CBT looks at how both cognitive and behavioural processes affect one another and aims to help you get out of negative cycles. The emphasis on behavioural or cognitive approaches will depend on the issue you are facing. For example, if you are suffering from anxiety or depression, the focus may be on the cognitive approach. If you have a condition that causes unhelpful behaviour (such as obsessive compulsive disorder), the focus is likely to be the behavioural approach.
CBT is a structured time limited talking therapy on average taking between 10-15 50minute sessions.
I have over 9 years experience counselling child and adult survivors of Sexual Violence, recent and historic cases.
I have several year's experience counselling in schools in Scotland and Norway, working with young people aged between 8 and 18 years, delivering workshops on Sexual Exploitation and Counselling young people referred by guidance staff.
I also work with The Carers Trust offering person centred and CBT counselling to unpaid carers dealing with the many issues their caring role can raise, including guilt, anxiety, anger, depression and self neglect.
I am a professionally qualified counsellor.
Post Graduate level Diploma in CBT Counselling and Group work.
Certificate in CBT.
Child Exploitation on line protection (CEOP) Ambassador.
NHS Sexual Health and Relationship Education (SHARE) facilitator.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainer (ASIST) trained.
As a member of COSCA and BACP, I practice and adhere to their Ethical Framework and Professional Conduct procedure.
I have worked with the Ministry of Defence, Rape Crisis, Police Scotland, Choose Life, Samaritans and Carers Trust.
I deliver Group Therapy for Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem and Depression.