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Counselling

Counselling

People come to counselling for a range of different reasons: lack of motivation and self- esteem, loss, low mood, anxiety, stress, trauma and addiction(s), or just to understand themselves and the world around them a bit better.

Whatever challenge brings you to counselling, it is important for me to get to know you at your pace and to explore how you can make the best use of sessions. The preferred way we reflect, process, make sense and communicate our emotions and thoughts varies depending on the person. Hence it may be helpful to have available resources which can facilitate your unique way to tell your story, express yourself and interact with others. I may invite you to become aware of your breath or your posture, to explore and express in ways that are non-verbal and to use creativity in sessions and your life, alongside making logical sense and using language to express feelings and share thoughts, ideas and beliefs.

Face to face

I offer short and long term counselling from my practice in Methven (Perth). Following an enquiry, you are invited to come along to an initial meeting where we can get to know one another and talk about practicalities. I will also give you some written information to take away with you.

If you decide to go ahead with counselling, you can book as many (or few) sessions as you like. Each session lasts 60 minutes; I work Monday to Friday and you can choose a morning, afternoon or evening slot, providing it is available. If you come for long term counselling, I tend to review our work together every six sessions, so that we can have an open conversation about what has been helpful (or not), whether to continue with more sessions and where we need to focus.

Qualifications

Diploma in Professional Studies: Counselling – University of West of England (2007)

MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy – Canterbury Christ Church University (2012)
Diploma in Clinical Supervision – Edinburgh Gestalt Institute (2018)

Code of Ethics

As an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure therein. I am also a UK Body Accredited Member of COSCA – Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland and therefore subject to their Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice. Details of BACP and COSCA Complaints Procedure can be accessed through their websites on my links page.

Telephone counselling

Living in rural Scotland reminds me of the incredible beauty the natural world can offer us when we look around. Yet it also makes me aware of the difficulties it may bring when we try to reach for help outside the circle of family and friends. Resources and transport may be limited, increasing a sense of isolation and making our problems and feelings heavy to carry.

Telephone counselling may break isolation by providing a supportive space where you can share your challenges and emotions and build useful resources.

Sessions last 50 minutes and are offered Monday to Friday, from 9 am until 9 pm, at a mutually-agreed time.

Following an initial enquiry, I will phone you for a ½ hour initial call to explore what brings you to counselling and how we could work together. This call also gives you a change to ask any questions you may have before we start working together, and gives me the opportunity to explain practicalities and find out a bit more about you and the resources you may already have in your life.

You can book as many (or few) sessions as you like and I will phone each for each agreed session. In long term counselling, I tend to review our work together every 6 sessions so that we can have an open conversation about what has been helpful (or not), whether to continue with more sessions, where we need to focus and what other support you may benefit from.

Qualifications

Diploma in Professional Studies: Counselling – University of West of England (2007)

MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy – Canterbury Christ Church University (2012)
Diploma in Clinical Supervision – Edinburgh Gestalt Institute (2018)

Code of Ethics

As an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure therein. I am also a UK Body Accredited Member of COSCA – Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland and therefore subject to their Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice. Details of BACP and COSCA Complaints Procedure can be accessed through their websites on my links page.

Data Protection Statement

With the new general data protection regulation (GDPR) becoming effective from the 25th May 2018, the recording and using of personal data requires your explicit consent. Personal and sensitive data disclosed in sessions may be recorded on paper format only and not disclosed to third parties, unless a lawful breach of confidentiality is needed for legal and safeguarding purposes. Data Protection and Confidentiality Policy will be fully covered in our initial meeting