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Counselling and Support

I have an pluralistic approach which has a central theme of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and also draws upon other theories and aspects of learning.  As a tutor and supervisor it was important for me to study and see the value in other approaches including Humanistic and Psychodynamic ways of being and working.  I am careful not to disregard the value of other counselling approaches as they have much to offer when working towards change and improved health.

I have listed some of my qualifications below:

  • COSCA Certificate in Counselling

  • Diploma in Counselling and Groupwork (CBT Approach)

  • Alcohol Counselling Course (AFS)

  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency

  • BACP Certificate of Accreditation

 

Teaching/Supervision Qualifications:

  • COSCA Accreditation as Tutor to Diploma Level

  • PDA in Teaching in Scotland’s Colleges

  • NHS Motivational Interviewing Coach 

  • Strathclyde University Certificate in Supervision

I have had many years of working in the voluntary sector with adults and children who are experiencing major changes, difficulties and crisis in their lives.

 

Prior to my therapy, supervision and training work, I worked and volunteered in a variety of settings. Some of the achievements I am most proud of include setting up Stirling’s Crisis Food Bank and Befriending Service with Start-Up Stirling which sadly is as needed now as it was when it was set up. I also piloted counselling service for young people with Action in Mind and providing support in High School and College settings.

 

I also trained as a yoga teacher and set up inclusive and accessible community and online classes for those who feel marginalised. I also set up the Big Body Yoga Collective which now has almost 1.5k members.