About Me

I am an Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist MBACP (Accred) of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work by their code of ethics and professional standards of practice.

I am fully insured with counselling liability insurance and I attend regular monthly supervision with a qualified counselling supervisor to ensure my work is ethical, safe and professional.

I am a qualified Online and Telephone Counsellor. I am also qualified in counselling Children & Young People as well as Adults.

“The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.”


Training & Qualifications 

  • Certificate in Counselling Supervision, Tom Alan Centre, Glasgow.
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling,
  • Counselling Tutor Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Person-Centred) University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
  • Higher National Certificate in Counselling (Integrative) Anniesland College, Glasgow.
  • Professional Development Award in Addiction Counselling, Anniesland College, Glasgow.
  • Counselling Skills, Motherwell College, Motherwell.
  • Introduction to Counselling, Motherwell College, Motherwell.


I have been working with clients for 12 years offering counselling and therapeutic support. Over this time I have gained experience in a wide range of settings including a rural charity community project for vulnerable adults, a young person’s project, a GP practice, a specialist addiction service, a charity supporting women experiencing domestic abuse, an employee assistance programme (EAP) and within a school counselling service counselling primary aged children.

I currently work within my own private practice based in Biggar, Lanarkshire offering face to face counselling. I work with clients based all over the UK via online and telephone counselling.

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.”

John Muir

I have experience working with a wide range of issues and emotional difficulties. I am particularly experienced in supporting clients who have experienced difficult childhoods or upsetting events, those experiencing loss and grief, relationship difficulties and those who feel unfulfilled or unsatisfied with themselves or their lives. I have an awareness and respect of cultural diversity and I welcome clients from the LGBTQIA communities.

Continued Professional Development

As part of my ongoing continued professional development (CPD) I have completed the following trainings:

  •  Introduction to Theory & Practice of Compassion Focused Therapy (20 hours)
  • The application of Compassion Focused Therapy with Children, Families & Young People (14 hours)
  • SCOTACS Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Toolkit (24 hours)
  • CBT-T for Non-Underweight Eating Disorders (11 hours)
  • ADHD Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP) Certification Couse: Strength-based Interventions to Thrive with ADHD from Childhood to Adulthood (33.5 hours)
  • Working with ADHD (6 hours)
  • Applied Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Level 2 Practitioner
  • Counselling Couples and Families: A Person-Centred Approach (16 hours)
  • How to stop Nightmares & Dream Completion Technique (4 hours)
  • A short guide to what every psychological therapist should know about working with psychiatric drugs (3 hours)
  • Introduction to Safeguarding Children (Level 1), Advanced Safeguarding Children (Level 2), Designated Safeguarding Lead (Level 3)
  • Working with Bereavement and Complex Grief
  • Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) course
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASSIST)
  • Psychosocial Interventions for Anxiety Management
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Approach (CBT)
  • Psychosomatics, MUS, PPS (Persistent Physical Symptoms)
  • Safeguarding and managing risk through digital media
  • Decoding psychiatry & psychopharmacology – essentials for counsellors & psychotherapists