Counselling

Where I work

Online: I offer video calls, phone calls, email counselling or instant messaging

Outdoors: I work from one of the parks in Glasgow

Studio: due to the current global health crisis, I have limited availability for sessions in the office in the east end of Glasgow. Please contact me to enquire further.

 

My approach

person-centred: I am a firm believer that you know best what works for you and I can support you to access your internal resources to better cope with life events.

feminist: I am interested in what you as an individual bring to therapy, whilst being aware of the impact your environment, power and inequalities might have on your distress. This means that my approach is culturally aware and sensitive to intersectional forms of oppression. 

non-diagnostic: whilst you may have a medical diagnosis of mental illness, I will listen to your individual story of how the diagnosis and issues with your health are affecting you.

trauma-informed: traumatic experiences can have an impact on our life and our ability to cope. In our work together I will make safety paramount whilst respecting you as an individual with the ability and skills to heal. 

 

I work with a variety of therapy issues, including (but not limited to) those in the following list: 

change and loss / relationship issues / anxiety / depression / shame and guilt / relationship with food / body image / self-esteem / isolation / cultural issues and identity / overwhelm by own thoughts and feelings

Specialism

Addiction: I have worked in different roles, including as a counsellor, with people who use substances or are struggling with an eating disorder (even when undiagnosed). In our work together, we will not only look at triggers but also at what life circumstances have been making it hard for you to take control over your life again.

Eating Disorder: My work is influenced by the anti-diet culture, fat activism and health-at-every-size values, where I will centre you and your experiences of how your relationship with food and body is affecting you. 

Voice hearing and dissociation: I have volunteered as a counsellor in a service that supports people with experiences of visual/auditory/tactile hallucinations. I have a deep understanding of how these experiences impact your daily living and the relationship with yourself, others and the world around you, including the impact of being involved with mental health services.