I am a qualified counsellor but I am also just a regular person who experiences what it is to be human too!
This is what you can expect from me:
I believe that you are the expert of your own life – I will support you to make sense of your feelings and I will work at your pace, dealing with the matters that are most important to you.
I am interested in people and enjoy exploring what makes us say, think or do what we do – I will listen to you without judgement and together we will look for any unhelpful patterns of behaviour or negative ways of thinking and feeling, that might be holding you back from living a happier life. We will explore alternative perspectives and reframe difficult experiences.
I am able to bear the difficult, stressful things that happen to people during their lives like loss, betrayal, abuse, trauma, etc. so nothing is off limits to talk about in your session, "a problem shared" and all that...
And Where Do I Come from?
I am originally from Glasgow and I believe that some of the qualities I bring from my Scottish culture such as being down-to-earth, realistic and pragmatic, as well as a sense of humour, are all incorporated into my counselling work.