My work experience so far has been very varied and wide ranging. I work one to one with adults (over 16 years). I have experience in working with males and females of a wide range of ages and backgrounds. Generally, my experience has been with those struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, low mood, bereavement, unemployment, redundancy, relationships issues, self-harm, bullying, work place issues, anger management and illness.
My area of expertise is counselling for adult survivors of childhood abuse and trauma as well as domestic violence. This area of work is a passion of mine and I have experience of working with men and women.
I also have a background in using art and creativity in a therapeutic way. This can provide a fresh perspective and help people to get in touch with their emotions.
The name “Wildflowers Counselling” generally reflects my approach to counselling. There is no agenda or plan to each session. Instead, like wild flowers, the counselling session happens in a natural and organic way. There is no design or straight edges like a formal garden. Instead the seed plants itself and the wildflower emerges. My belief is that you are the expert in your life: you know best what to bring and what to talk about in the moment. I can however bring expertise in helping you find your way forward.
My style of counselling is person-centred, and I am a member of PCT Scotland – Person Centred Therapy (Scotland).
COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills, the Tom Allan Centre, Glasgow.
Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Strathclyde.
Emotion Focussed Therapy, Level 1, University of Strathclyde.
Domestic Abuse training course, Stirling.
Training with Open Secret – Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse and Trauma, Stirling.