I I believe that everyone deserves to get the most out of life. We all experience problems at times and I can work with you to navigate and make sense of these difficult times. Coming to see a counsellor does not mean that there is anything wrong with you and clients come for a variety of reasons. The sooner emotional difficulties or life problems are addressed, the better. It's important to nurture your own emotional wellbeing and coming for therapy can play a big part in this.
For most of my working life I worked as a registered general nurse. I often found that my patients would talk to me about things that were worrying them and and I felt privileged to be able to listen and support them. To me the contact with patients was the best part of the job. As a counsellor I am now able to give my undivided attention to my clients,(not something that was easily done in nursing!). I listen to what my clients are struggling with and together we work on the best way forward.
I qualified as an Integrative Counsellor in 2015 and have an interest in working with those who have experienced trauma. I am also interested in how our life experiences, particularly in early life, can shape how we now react in the present day. I have been trained in more than one type of counselling which means I can tailor my approach to suit each individual client. It is not a case of "one size fits all as after all no two people are the same. This way of working means that I can use a mix of different approaches to best suit each individual client.
I use Mindfulness and relaxation techniques as well as the Rewind Technique which is a powerful tool that helps people heal from all kinds of trauma and phobias.
I currently work in my own private practice and am employed as a counsellor by a local charity.
2015 Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Vital Connexions Edinburgh
Registered General Nurse 1988
Ayrshire & Arran College of Nursing