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 don’t offer sessions from my studio. They will resume in January 2022. 

 

My approach

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

feminist: I am interested in what you as an individual brings 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 oppressions. 

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

Voice hearing: I have volunteered as a counsellor in a service that support people with experiences of visual/auditory/tactile hallucinations. I have a deep understanding on 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. Counselling sessions together though can be tailored but not limited to these experiences only.

Substance/alcohol use: I have worked for over a decade with people who use substances in different roles, including as a counsellor. I work from the theoretical perspective that problematic substance use is a way to cope and regulate our emotions. In our work together, we will not only look at triggers, but also at your life circumstances that is making it hard to reduce/stop your substance/alcohol intake.

Trauma/Dissociation: I have experience of working with complex trauma and dissociative processes. In our work together, I will make safety paramount (within yourself, in the relationship with others and your environment).